Cristiano Ronaldo breaks down after seeing footage of his late father
Cristiano Ronaldo breaks down after seeing footage of his late father
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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks down after seeing footage of his late father

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo was reduced to tears after being shown footage of his late father expressing his pride at his achievements.

The Juventus star was shown the clip of his father Jose Dinis Aveiro speaking about him on his doorstep, ahead of the Euro 2004 tournament held in Portugal.

In tears, Ronaldo said during the hour-long interview with Piers Morgan: “I never saw the video. I never saw that video. Unbelievable.”

Asked how it felt to hear his father talking of his pride at his son's achievements, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player added: 'Yes, a lot.

Expect to Cry

“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 per cent. He was a drunk person. I never spoke with him, like a normal conversation. It was hard.”

Ronaldo was just 20 when his father passed away, meaning he missed many of the biggest moments of his football career.

These include winning five Champions League titles and five Ballon d'Ors as well as leading his country to Euro 2016 and Nations League glory. He also missed the birth of Ronaldo's four children.

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