Portugal football legend Cristiano Ronaldo, in a recent interview, broke down after he was shown a video footage of his father which he claimed to have never seen before.
During this particular interaction with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo was shown the video clipping in which his late father Jose Dinis Aveiro is talking about the immense pride he had for his son. It was at this very moment that the football legend could not keep his emotions in check and started crying while saying, “I never saw the video. I never saw that video. Unbelievable!”
The interviewer then asked the five-time Ballon d’Or winner what was it that was hurting him so much and made him upset. Ronaldo replied, “To be the number one and he doesn’t see anything. He doesn’t see me receive awards.”
The interviewer further went on to add, “He never saw how great you became.”
“Never. My family see, my mum, my brothers, even my old son, but my father, he didn’t see nothing, and it was… he died young,” an emotional Cristiano Ronaldo stated.
Notably, Cristiano Ronaldo’s father had breathed his last on the eve of the Manchester United group game against Villarreal at 52 years of age in September 2005, three years before his son ‘CR7’ was to win his first of the five Ballon d’Or awards.
‘He doesn’t see me receive awards.’
In an emotional interview, @Cristiano breaks down in tears over the loss of his late father and the fact that he never got to witness his son’s success.
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) September 16, 2019