Cristiano Ronaldo

10 lesser seen photos of Cristiano Ronaldo as a boy

Cristiano Ronaldo

Born on 5 February 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Cristiano Ronaldo grew up with a ball at his feet.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and his mother

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Cristiano and his parents

José Dinis Aveiro and María Dolores with their son.

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CR7 early steps

Cristiano (bottom right) started developing into one of the all-time greats at Andorinha of Portugal.

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Father key to success

Cristiano's father (right) worked at the club and helped his son fall in love with the game.

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Cristiano and family

Ronaldo had a close bond with his family, especially his mother.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

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Madeira signs Cristiano

His quality was clear early on and clubs Marítimo and Nacional fought for his signature. In the end Clube Desportivo Nacional de Madeira won his services and from there he went on to play for Sporting, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.

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Cristiano's family

Cristiano grew up with three sisters: Katia, Elma and Hugo.

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Ronaldo loses father

Ronaldo lost his father at a young age.

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Cristiano Ronaldo in 1994

Cristiano Ronaldo's card during the 1994-95 season for CF Andorinha.

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