His childhood, his private life, his secret passions … Discover the unknown aspects of Cristiano Ronaldo.
He hides the identity of his son’s mother
Cristiano Ronaldo is the father of a little Cristiano Junior, born on June 17, 2010, but the identity of the mother remains secret. One thing is certain, it is not Irina Shayk, her current companion. In a recent television interview, Ronaldo said that the child’s mother was Portuguese. One way to stop the rumors that this baby was the result of a brief relationship with an American waitress. On the other hand, the double Golden Balloon will never reveal the name of this young woman, “out of respect for the private life” of her son.
His name is a tribute to Ronald Reagan
Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro, that is the full name of the Portuguese striker. Cristiano and Ronaldo are actually his first and middle names. It was his aunt who chose Cristiano and his parents who thought of Ronaldo, in reference to Ronald Reagan, the former president and American actor whom they particularly appreciated. Cristiano Ronaldo is the son of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Dinis Aveiro. He was raised on the island of Madeira.
He had heart surgery at 15
Cristiano Ronaldo has many difficulties in his youth. He suffers in particular from the remoteness of his family when he leaves Madeira, joins Lisbon and Sporting Portugal, when he is only 11 years old. And at 15, it is a health problem that causes him problems: his heart beats too fast. His mother, Dolores, says: “They cauterized the source of the problem with a kind of laser, he was operated on in the morning, and came out at the end of the afternoon, before we know exactly what he is doing. had, I was scared because he could have had to stop football “. Finally, the operation did not pose a problem and “CR7” quickly retracted the crampons.
His mother wanted to abort
It is the mother of the Madrilenian player, Dolores Aveiro, who entrusted it herself, in her autobiography “Mother courage: the life, the strength and the faith of a fighter”, published in 2014: she thought about abortion when she was pregnant with the future Cristiano Ronaldo. She even confesses that she tried to break her pregnancy with her own method: drinking boiling beer and running until she was exhausted. This anecdote is no secret to Cristiano Ronaldo, very close to his mother and who smiles today of this anecdote: “You see, mom, you wanted to abort and today, I am the one who makes live this house” .
He does not drink a drop of alcohol
Difficult to surprise Cristiano Ronaldo drinking alcohol, even when it comes to celebrate with his Real Madrid club. When the champagne flows, the Portuguese is usually satisfied with a glass of water. It must be said that the striker of Real Madrid has suffered a lot of alcoholism problems of his father, died in 2005, at the age of 52, a liver tumor caused by his addiction. Cristiano Ronaldo often felt helpless in the face of the distress of his father, who refused his son’s help.
He learned of his father’s death just before Russia-Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo’s father, José Dinis Aveiro, died of a liver tumor on September 7, 2005. The day of Portugal – Russia was a match for the 2006 World Cup qualifiers. The Portuguese coach of the day, Luiz Felipe Scolari, announces the terrible news at “CR7” only a few hours before the match. The Lusitanian striker still wants to play the game. At the end of the 90 minutes (0-0), he is even designated “man of the match”.
A romance with Paris Hilton?
Before joining Russian model Irina Shayk in May 2010, Cristiano Ronaldo was known as a womanizer. She is given dozens of relationships with young girls, including some celebrities. According to the press people, “CR7” would have had no less than 26 romantic relationships in eight years. We are talking about adventures with models Merche Romero and Nereida Gallardo, but also with the wealthy heiress Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian.
He is the neighbor of Karim Benzema
Many Real Madrid players, as well as other Spanish celebrities, make their home in the Finca district, just west of the city center. This is the case of Cristiano Ronaldo who rub shoulders with Karim Benzema in this species of Beverly Hills Madrid. Over the years, both players have developed a real complicity on and off the field. Recently, the Portuguese has said about the French striker: “Karim is the best striker in La Liga and one of the best in the world, and the criticism he receives is part of the everyday life of a professional football player. must be above these things. “
Olympique Lyonnais did not want it
Yes, Cristiano Ronaldo could have played in the French league! At the time, in 2002, Sporting Portugal coach Lazlo Boloni was interested in Lyon’s Tony Vairelles. To convince Rhone leaders, the Portuguese club offers an exchange: Vairelles against two players including … Cristiano Ronaldo. It was the French striker who delivered this anecdote to So Foot magazine in 2012: “Lyon wanted a transfer but Sporting proposed an exchange: two players including a certain Cristiano Ronaldo, against me, and Lyon had refused.”
Why does not he have tattoos?
How was Cristiano Ronaldo able to escape the trend of tattoos, widely spread in the world of professional football? It is not a question of coquetry but rather of a physical constraint. Cristiano Ronaldo revealed in July 2014 that he had never been tattooed because he gives blood at least twice a year. However, the rules of hygiene are clear: to avoid contagious diseases, a person who is tattooed must wait between four and six months to be able to donate blood. Ronaldo made his choice.
He created his clothing line
Cristiano Ronaldo has been the face of many brands for a few years (Giorgio Armani, Nike Castrol …) but in 2013, he decided to launch his own clothing line, in the company of one of his sisters and in partnership with the company JBS. A brand called CR7, in reference to his initials and his favorite number, the No. 7, he wears since the time he played at Manchester United. The Portuguese has opened several shops including two in cities dear to his heart: Madeira and Lisbon.
He had his initials all over his house
If Cristiano Ronaldo’s narcissistic character was still needed, just take a look at his house. It’s very simple, the Portuguese has registered his initials in every corner of his home: on the entrance gate, in all rooms, on bed sheets and all linens, towels provided for the pool … Information confirmed by one of his ex girlfriends, Neira Gallardo, who confided after the break: “His embroidered initials Swarovski crystals are everywhere […] Every time he ‘m He offered jewelry, he always engraved his initials on it! At home, all the dishes are signed CR7 “.
He never pronounces Lionel Messi’s name
The general opinion is that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are currently the two best players in the world. But in the number of Ballons d’Or, it is the Argentinean who leads by four trophies to two. Enough to rival the rivalry between the two men. In an interview with Goal !, following the publication of the book “Cristiano Ronaldo, pride, glory and prejudices,” the authors, Marco Martins and Antoine Grynbaum even explain that “in private, Ronaldo never mentions the name of Messi “and that” in the locker room of Real, he does not support that his teammates speak of the Argentine “.
He is a fan of Ricky Martin
Cristiano Ronaldo confided in 2009 about his musical tastes. And in this respect, the Portuguese is rather old school. He admits to have a weakness for Ricky Martin, especially for the song “Livin ‘la vida loca”, but also for R. Kelly and his “I believe I can fly”. No rap or electro music in the headphones of the Real Madrid star, who also regularly listens to Phil Collins, George Michael or Elton John. Cristiano Ronaldo would he be a great romantic?
He can spend 200 000 euros for a car
Difficult to mention Cristiano Ronaldo not to mention his passion for the automobile. The Double Balloon Gold is particularly fond of sports cars, and brands Lamborghini, Ferrari or Porsche. He was seen driving one of Ferrari’s last jewels, the F70 (also called “LaFerrari”). Most recently, in August 2014, he arrived at the drive behind his latest acquisition, a McLaren MP4. Price of the racing car: 200 000 euros. In total, it is estimated that the total value of his garage would amount to several million euros.
He gave 1.5 million euros for the children of Gaza
Cristiano Ronaldo has made numerous commitments to humanitarian work. In 2004, for example, he sold some of his business (jerseys, shoes …) at auction to raise funds for the victims of the tsunami in Indonesia. He also mobilized after the storm in Madeira in 2010 and following the 2011 earthquake in Llorca (Spain) playing charity matches with some of his teammates Real Madrid. And in 2011, he made a name for himself by auctioning his 2011 Golden Boot (top scorer trophy) to help Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip. The trophy was sold 1.5 million euros.