Cristiano Ronaldo Jr - Everything you need to know about Man Utd forward's son (2024)

Cristiano Ronaldo's first born is the most famous of his five children and has gained plenty of attention for being the spitting image of his father as well as following in his footballing footsteps

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest football players to have ever lived.

The forward has countless trophies to his name and has broken numerous records representing Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and the Portugal national team.

But the 37-year-old is also a family man and is delighted that his first born son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr is following in his footsteps and already showing signs that he too could forge himself a career in football.

Here is everything you need to know about Cristiano Ronaldo Jr including who he currently plays for and what he has already achieved at the age of 11-years-old.

Who is Cristiano Ronaldo Jr?

Cristiano Ronaldo Jr was born in San Diego, USA in June 2010 and is the first child of the current Man Utd striker, whom he is named after. The identity of his mother has never been revealed and will remain anonymous after an agreement was settled between herself and the 37-year-old, while Ronaldo has said that he will tell his son the truth once he is old enough.

It is believed that Ronaldo has full custody of his lookalike son, whom he has done a fantastic job in bringing up, along with the help of his own mother, Dolores. In the family, he is nicknamed 'Cristianinho', which means 'Little Cristiano', which is true in both looks and footballing sense, with the father and son having an incredibly close relationship.

Cristiano Jr is one of five children and was an only child for almost seven years before the births of twins, Eva and Mateo in June 2017, to a surrogate mother, and then Alana Martina in November 2017. A boy and a girl were born on 18 April 2022, but the boy sadly died during childbirth.

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Who does he play for?

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 now plays 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."

Footballing career so far

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."

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As an expert in the field of football and Cristiano Ronaldo's career, I can confidently provide information related to all concepts used in the following article. Cristiano Ronaldo's firstborn son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, has gained significant attention for his striking resemblance to his father and his interest in football. He is currently 11 years old and already showing promising signs of following in his father's footsteps.

Cristiano Ronaldo Jr was born in San Diego, USA in June 2010 and is the first child of Cristiano Ronaldo. The identity of his mother has never been revealed, and an agreement was settled between her and Ronaldo to keep her anonymous. Ronaldo intends to tell his son the truth about his mother when he is older. It is known that Ronaldo has full custody of Cristiano Jr and has done an excellent job raising him, with the help of his own mother, Dolores. In the family, Cristiano Jr is affectionately nicknamed 'Cristianinho,' which means 'Little Cristiano,' due to their striking resemblance and their close bond.

Cristiano Jr is one of five children. He was an only child for almost seven years before the births of his twin siblings, Eva and Mateo, in June 2017, through a surrogate mother. Later in November 2017, Ronaldo's girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, gave birth to their daughter, Alana Martina. Sadly, in April 2022, Cristiano Jr's younger brother passed away during childbirth.

There has been much speculation about Cristiano Jr's potential success in football, with many wondering if he will match his father's achievements. He has already shown great promise and is currently playing for Manchester United's under 12s team, having joined the club earlier this year. During Ronaldo's time at Juventus, Cristiano Jr played for the club's youth sides and garnered attention for his impressive goal-scoring abilities, reminiscent of his father's playing style. Ronaldo expressed his hopes for his son, stating that he believes Cristiano Jr can be as successful as him, but also acknowledges that it will require hard work and dedication.

Cristiano Jr's footballing career has already seen remarkable achievements. During his time at Juventus, he played 23 games and scored an incredible 58 goals, in addition to providing 17 assists. Since joining Manchester United, Cristiano Jr has become an important member of the team and plays alongside Wayne Rooney's son, Kai. He proudly wears the iconic number 7 shirt, just like his father. Cristiano Jr recently made headlines by mimicking his father's famous 'Siu' celebration after scoring in an overseas tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his desire for his son to excel in whatever path he chooses, whether it be as a footballer or in any other profession. Ronaldo emphasizes the importance of hard work and dedication in achieving success. While he does not want to pressure his son, he admits that he would love to see him become a great footballer.

In summary, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr is an 11-year-old who has already made a name for himself in the world of football. With his resemblance to his father and his impressive skills, he has the potential to follow in his father's footsteps and achieve great success.

Cristiano Ronaldo Jr - Everything you need to know about Man Utd forward's son (2024)
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