Ronaldo launches selfie app

Cristiano Ronaldo

Football icon, Cristiano Ronaldo, has launched a brand- new smartphone application that allows followers take their fan status to an all-new level.

The app, ‘Fans with a Cause’, allows fans take selfies with the Real Madrid superstar in one of several different outfits and poses – in a tux, holding the European Golden Boot, singing karaoke, to name a few.

Aside taking photos with the Portuguese skipper, the images can be shared with friends, family, followers and other CR7 fans on various social media platforms.

Available globally on Apple App and Google Play stores, the app, developed by 7Windows Consulting, will cost $1.99 to download, with a portion of worldwide proceeds of every download going to charity.

Ronaldo, 31, the first sportsman to break 200 million social media followers, is a Global Artist Ambassador for Save the Children, a non-profit organisation aimed at helping kids in need.

“I am thrilled to launch this app to engage with my fans in a new way,” said the three-time World Footballer of the Year.

“From the very beginning, I knew that I wanted this app to support a charitable cause I believe in.

“I have been involved with Save the Children for several years now and knew they were the best partner for this app.

“As a father and Global Artist Ambassador for Save the Children, I am committed to working towards giving all children a better and brighter future.

“I invite everyone to be a fan with a cause, so be sure to download the app, take a selfie with me anytime, anywhere and everywhere – and at the same time help kids in need!”

Apart from the option to select among 68 photos of Ronaldo in different outfits and poses, fans can also scroll through 39 filters to apply to their selfies.

“We are so grateful to Cristiano Ronaldo for this new partnership and the work he has done in bringing attention to children’s issues around the world,” said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children.

“One in 11 children is out of school worldwide. Refugee children fare even worse; they are five times more likely to be out of school than non-refugee children.

“Education is critical to helping children build opportunities for success, as well as realise their dreams. Together, this partnership and the power of social media can have an incredible impact on children globally, opening the door to learning and other opportunities to put them on the path to reach their full potential.”