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Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Down Watching Unseen Footage Of Late Dad

Jake Massey

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Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Down Watching Unseen Footage Of Late Dad

Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in tears in a recent interview after being shown unseen footage of his late father talking about how proud he was of him.

The Juventus player was shown the clip of his dad José Dinis Aveiro during an interview with Piers Morgan, which is due to premiere on ITV tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9pm.

The 34-year-old's dad was an alcoholic and he died from liver failure in 2005, missing out on the majority of Ronaldo's footballing achievements, as well as the birth of his four children.


After watching the clip of his dad praising him in 2004, Ronaldo can be seen wiping away floods of tears.

"I never saw the video, sorry," he said.

Morgan then asked: "What's the sadness for you?"

Ronaldo replied: "To be the number one and he doesn't see anything. He doesn't see me receive awards.

"My family see, my mum, my brothers - even my old son. But my father, he didn't see nothing."

Cristiano Ronaldo cried when he saw previously unseen footage of his father, who died in 2005. Credit: PA
Cristiano Ronaldo cried when he saw previously unseen footage of his father, who died in 2005. Credit: PA

Elaborating on his relationship with his father, Ronaldo said he never fully knew him.

He said: "I think the interview would be funny, but I didn't expect to cry.

"But I never saw these images. I don't know where you... I have to have these images to show my family.

"But I really don't know my father 100 percent. He was a drunk person. I never spoke with him, like a normal conversation. It was hard."


Another clip from the interview sees Ronaldo open up about the embarrassment he feels about a rape allegation made against him. Kathryn Mayorga claimed the Portugal captain raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 - a claim Ronaldo strongly denies.

Speaking to Morgan, he said: "They play with your dignity. It's hard. You have a girlfriend, you have a family, you have kids. When they play with your honesty it's bad, it's hard.

"One day I was at home in the living room with my girlfriend and then the news they speak about Cristiano Ronaldo, this and that.

"You listen to your kids coming down the stairs and you change the channel because I was embarrassed, I feel embarrassed."

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: World News, Football, Cristiano Ronaldo

Jake Massey
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