As the first son of Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, it is not surprising that Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. is already attracting a great deal of attention in the media. He is already showing that he has what it takes to excel as a footballer by joining Club de Fútbol Pozuelo de Alarcón – a small football club in Madrid, Spain, where he has been playing since 2016.
The younger Cristiano is very close to his father, as he is always featured on most of his social media posts, he often goes to the stadium with him and to many of the award ceremonies he has attended recently. Most notable among his trips with his father is the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013, which he visited with his father and his then-girlfriend, Russian supermodel Irina Shayk. The budding star also posed for photos with football legends like Diego Maradona and Pele from Brazil.
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Details of the birth
The young Ronaldo was born on June 17, 2010, weighing eight ounces and 9 pounds. The announcement of his birth was made that same year on July 3 via his father’s Facebook account and Twitter handle. Cristiano Ronaldo made the whole world aware that he had just become a father. To date, much speculation has been made about the possible identity of the younger Ronaldo’s mother, but of what is obvious, no conclusive evidence has been found.
Facts about the family
The young star’s father is definitely football legend Cristiano Ronaldo, although his mother’s identity remains a mystery to this day. Her identity was never revealed to the young football star. Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. currently lives in Spain with his father, his father’s current girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, and his grandmother Dolores. His grandfather is called Jose Dinis Aveiro and he has a couple of aunts – Liliana and Elma and an uncle named Hugo. Recently his father became father to twins Mateo and Eva; according to football legend, his first son wants six siblings to match his magical CR7 brand.
Rise to fame
It’s pretty easy to become popular when your father is one of the greatest soccer players that ever walked the planet. That’s not to say that this is the only reason for the media attention that Cristiano Jr. gets, he certainly has some soccer talents of his own. In April 2017, his father released a video in which the young talents stand in a line to imitate his father’s famous pose during free kicks, scoring a wonderful goal.
In June 2017, a short video of him demonstrating his remarkable skills with the ball attracted worldwide media attention and was virtualized in social media. When Real Madrid players gathered at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to celebrate their 4-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League in Wales, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. and a few other kids started playing with the ball. A Real Madrid fan managed to record a 20-second video of the moment when the prodigy in the club’s purple away jersey could be seen dribbling two older children in the penalty area, hitting them both with a wonderful pirouette and finally dribbling past the goalkeeper and kicking the ball straight into the net. Thousands of fans present were fascinated by this moment and the video was shown in several news publications and gained a large number of viewers on the Internet.
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Who is the mother of Cristiano Ronaldo Jr?
The identity of the woman who gave birth to Cristiano Ronaldo’s son has been a major source of rumor and controversy since the football star announced his paternity to the world. When his former girlfriend Irina Shayk was removed from the list of possible mothers, it became known that Ronaldo was allegedly involved in a one-night stand with a waitress during his time at Manchester United. When the waitress realized she was pregnant, she contacted the famous footballer with the news and was ordered to do a DNA test that confirmed beyond a doubt that the baby was Ronaldo’s.
The football icon decided to take full responsibility for his child, as abortion was not possible because the waitress was a Catholic. A while later rumors began to spread that Ronaldo bought the woman’s silence with the sum of $10 million, which gave him full custody of the boy and the waitress was advised not to try to contact the boy in the future. According to recent rumors, the woman is currently a student in the UK and despite the deal, she has made with the father, she is desperate to contact her son.