Who is Cristiano Ronaldo’s Oldest Son: Biography, Talent and Career
Who is Cristiano Ronaldo’s son - Cristiano Ronaldo Jr?
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr was born in San Diego in 2010.
In the family, he is nicknamed 'Cristianinho', which means 'Little Cristiano'.
And he is already living up to that billing, having joined the Man Utd academy.
Cristiano Jr has also been regularly seen performing his father's famous "siiiu" celebration when scoring for the Red Devils U12s.
Who is Cristiano Ronaldo Jr's mother?
The identity of Cristiano Ronaldo Jr's mother is not known and Ronaldo Sr says he will never reveal it to the public.
However, he did say that he would inform Cristiano Jr when he feels he is old enough to know the truth.
He told Jonathan Ross: "People speculate I was with this girl or another, or there was a surrogate mother.
"I have never told anyone and never will.
"When Cristiano [Junior] is going to grow up, I am always going to say the truth to him because he deserves it, because he is my son.
"But I am not going to say [it just] because people want me to say."
Ronaldo added that he did not believe it would be an issue for Cristiano Jr to grow up without his mother.
4 leading theories about who is the mother of Cristiano Ronaldo's son have emerged.
Theory #1: Irina Shayk
The soccer star began dating the Russian model after meeting on the set of an Armani photoshoot at the beginning of 2010 — meaning Ronaldo's son was likely conceived before the couple met.
Shayk, who is now a mother to a daughter she shares with Bradley Cooper, was never seen pregnant while dating Ronaldo. The model did play an important role in Cristiano Jr's early years before she and his father split in 2015.
Theory #2: Reports of a British student
Other fans have speculated that his son is the result of a one-night stand.
According to the Sunday Mirror, there was talk of Ronaldo Jr.’s mother being a “desperate” British student who took millions in exchange for her silence — but allegedly wanted the baby back.
“A friend of Ronaldo said: “As far as he is concerned, it was her choice, her decision. He says, ‘She has zero rights to my son. She’s not seeing him ever again’.”
Theory #3: An American waitress
Other tabloids speculated that Ronaldo had a one-night stand with an American waitress who he met in a Los Angeles restaurant.
The DailyMail claimed the sports star cut off contact with the woman but agreed to do a paternity test once she tracked him down.
"They are a traditional Roman Catholic family and the minute paternity was established there was absolutely no doubt that Ronni would be doing the right thing," a source claimed.
The woman was allegedly paid $10 million for her silence.
Theory #4: An American surrogate
Others have speculated that the child’s mother is an American surrogate, who “asked not to be identified”, according to sources at the Irish Examiner.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr's football career
There has been plenty of debate over whether Cristiano Jr will become a footballer like his father but he has shown in recent years that he is well on the way to following in his footsteps. Cristiano Jr played for Manchester United under 12s, after signing for the club earlier this year.
However, whilst Ronaldo was at Juventus, his son started playing for the club’s youth sides, and a number of videos of him scoring a hatful of goals went viral as he showed glimpses of the talent he already possesses and the similarities he shares with his father in the way plays.
While the family were still living in Turin, his father revealed: "I hope that Cris, my son, can be like his dad. He says he is going to be better [than me], but I think it's difficult. He is playing for Juventus and adapting really well, it has been easier for him than for me."
By the time he left Juventus following his father’s transfer to Man Utd last year, Cristiano Jr left a huge mark at the club after producing some phenomenal numbers for the youth sides. In just 23 games, the 11-year-old notched a remarkable 58 goals and 17 assists during his time in Turin.
Despite having to wait a while to join the Red Devils' youth set-up, Cristiano Jr is now an important member of his side and plays alongside Wayne Rooney's son, Kai, while he wears the famous no. 7 shirt, just like his father. The pair have impressed at the club and Cristiano Jr even copied his dad's famous 'Siu' celebration after scoring at an overseas tournament recently.
In 2020, Ronaldo said: "We'll see if my son will become a great footballer. He has potential. He is fast and dribbles well, but that is not enough. I always tell him that it takes work and dedication to have success. I won't pressure him to become a footballer, but if you ask me if I want him to, yes I would like it. The most important thing is to become the best at whatever he does, whether it is as a footballer or a doctor."
Cristiano Ronaldo’s son joins Real Madrid academy
Cristiano Jr is a very highly rated youth player in his own right, as he looks to follow in the footsteps of his legendary father and become a professional footballer. It is believed that he has scored more than 50 goals in 20 matches at the U-14 level.
Thus, bringing back Cristiano Jr to the club is a major boost for Los Blancos without a shadow of a doubt.
Many fans might read into this as a potential hint that Ronaldo could be set to return to Real Madrid as well. But the chances of that happening seem to be pretty slim at the moment. The Portuguese superstar’s most likely destination is Al-Nassr, where he is expected to sign a record-breaking contract.
How much is Cristiano Ronaldo Jr's net worth?
The upcoming soccer athlete is already doing well in the globally celebrated sport. It is not clear how much Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.'s team pays him, but his salary is estimated at $363,000 per year and his net worth at around $1.2 million.
His dad is currently the most valued and best paid Manchester United player, taking home £26,520,000 in yearly salary. Forbes estimates his net worth at $120 million in 2022.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr on social media
Back in February 2020, the youngster signed up to Instagram and gained close to one million followers in just 24 hours. Although it would come as a little surprise as his dad is also the most followed athlete on the photo-sharing platform with over 208 million followers.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr can be seen on Instagram as @Minicristianoronaldo2010. His first post in his new account at the time was a video introducing himself in four different languages. He says: “Hi guys. This is my new Instagram account. I hope you enjoy. Take care, bye.”
Should he continue at this pace, Cristianinho could possibly surpass his father in the future.
How Many Kids Does Cristiano Ronaldo Have?
Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is the father of five kids after he and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez lost one of their twins during childbirth.
The Manchester United star revealed in a heartbreaking April 18, 2022, Instagram post that “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel.” Ronaldo added. “Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.”
In June 2017, Cristiano revealed he fathered twins, daughter Eva and son Matteo, using a surrogate mother in the United States.
One month later, the athlete announced he and Georgina were expecting baby No. 1 together. The Argentinian model gave birth to their daughter, Alana Martina, in November 2017.
The couple clearly loves raising their little ones, and in October 2021, they confirmed Georgina was pregnant with twins. “Our hearts are full of love — we can’t wait to meet you. #blessed,” the famous athlete wrote via Instagram.
They announced the sexes of their twins — a boy and a girl — two months later in an adorable gender reveal. Two balloons exploded in the sweet clip, revealing that one was filled with pink confetti while the other had blue.
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Is Cristiano Ronaldo Married?
Cristiano and Georgina have been together since 2017, but they are not married. That’s not to say they have no plans to walk down the aisle.
In January 2022, Netflix released a documentary called Soy Georgina that followed the model’s life and during one scene, Georgina can be seen eating with friends on a private plane before getting asked about her wedding plans with Cristiano.
It doesn’t depend on me … I wish,” she responded, according to a translation by the New York Post.
Prior to his relationship with Georgina, Cristiano was romantically linked to Irina Shayk, Paris Hilton and even cozied up to Kim Kardashian during a night out together in 2010.
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