In the Ronaldo family, there is of course the father, a five-time Ballon d'Or winner, but there is also the son, who is destined to become a top-level professional player in his own right. Before becoming better than his father, the youngster has another goal in mind: to play with his father.
At the age of 34, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to light up the football pitch with his talent. After a year that saw him add two more titles to his trophy cabinet (Serie A and the League of Nations) and finish third in the Ballon d'Or, the Portuguese scored an exceptional goal at the end of the year: a header against Sampdoria with a leap measured at over 8 feet.
Two Cristiano Ronaldos on the same team?
Time goes by and CR7 doesn't seem ready to put an end to his career. Aware that his career is getting closer and closer to an end every day, the Portuguese man can at least reassure himself that the next generation is ready. Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. at nine years old seems to have inherited his father's talent for the game.
Currently playing for Juventus at the youth level, 'Cristianinho' will have to do as well, or better than his illustrious father to become one of the best players of all time. In the meantime, the youngster seems to have another career objective: to play with his father, at least for one game.
Although he is currently playing for Juventus U9s, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.'s career has already attracted the interest of a number of clubs, starting with Sporting Portugal, who have positioned themselves to welcome the Portuguese prodigy, just as his father was before him. The Juventus Turin striker, who was present on Saturday at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai (a trophy that the Portuguese just won), made a touching comment about a request made to him by his son:
‘Cristianinho puts pressure on me sometimes and says: “Dad, keep playing for a few more years so we can play together.” It's going to be difficult, even if I still have a few years to give…’
This quote was made to the daily newspaper O Jogo and which prove that, in addition to a certain talent with the ball, Cristiano Ronaldo also passed on to his son this desire to take on ever more crazy challenges. If you want to see this actually happen, it's going to be difficult. To fulfil his eldest son's dream, Cristiano Ronaldo will have to play until he is at least 40 - far from impossible for CR7!