The Juventus superstar , Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in tears in an interview with Piers Morgan after watching an emotional video of his late father , Jose Dinis Aveiro praising him for the first time.
The former Manchester United, and Real Madrid striker was shown a clip of his dad Jose Dinis Aveiro, a year before he died in 2004, being interviewed on Norweigan television outside his house expressing his pride at his achievements, ahead of the Euro 2004 tournament held in Portugal.
Ronaldo was just 20 when his father died of liver failure at the age of 52 after battling alcoholism.
The 34-year-old footballer’s said, I never saw the video,” I don’t know where you… I need to have these video 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.”
The footballer has won five Ballon d’Or awards, four golden boots, six league titles in three countries, five European Champions Leagues and one European championship with his national team Portugal. Hailed as one of the greatest footballers of all time.
Speaking about his rape accusation by Notably, Kathryn Mayorga, Ronaldo said ,: ‘It makes you feel so bad
‘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,’ he said. ‘You listen to you kids coming down the stairs and you change the channel because I was embarrassed, I feel embarrassed.’