Ronaldo’s childhood through rare photos

The boy Cristiano Ronaldo in his youth had ruffled hair, an awkward smile … far different from the 38-year-old present and the owner of 5 Golden Balls.

The appearance of superstar Ronaldo in childhood is far different from the present 38 years old

Let’s take a look at the “rare and hard to find” photos related to the childhood of the captain of the Portuguese team

Ronaldo’s first football registration card

Ronaldo was born into a poor family in Madeira (Portugal). At the age of 7, he was enrolled by his parents to study football at local club Futebol Andorinha, before trying his luck with Desportivo National.

Ronaldo when he was practicing football at his hometown club Madeira

Although his family is poor, Ronaldo still knows how to dress stylishly since he was a child.

Like many other children born in a coastal village, when he was young, Ronald thought he would grow up to be a fisherman. “I never thought I would have a day like today,” the 36-year-old once admitted football has changed his life, football has given him everything.

Ronaldo was born to Maria Dolores dos Santos, a chef, and Jose Dinis Aveiro, a former military doctor.

Ronaldo is the youngest child in a family of 4 siblings. In desperation, his parents once considered not giving birth to him.

Recalling this, Ronaldo sometimes teased Maria, saying: “If that day decided not to have children anymore, who would take care of her now?”.

Ronaldo as a child, next to his mother.

When she was pregnant, Maria once considered not giving birth to Ronaldo anymore.

During his childhood, Ronaldo was also involved in local community activities.

In 1997, when Ronaldo was 12 years old, he had a 3-day trial for the famous Sporting Lisbon team. He was later signed by the Portuguese giants for £1,500. During this time, he stayed with Miguel Paixao and they became close friends to this day.

Ronaldo joined Sporting Lisbon at the age of 12 after a successful three-day trial

Ronaldo lives in Lisbon, away from his family, to achieve his goal of becoming a professional footballer

Ronaldo improved dramatically compared to his peers, before being recruited by Man Utd at the age of 18.

As a child, Ronaldo loved to race with cars on the street.