How Cristiano Ronaldo’s Parents Helped Him Become An All-Time Great

By Shyam
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Cristiano Ronaldo

Here we show you what Cristiano Ronaldo’s parents did for his dreams

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Cristiano Ronaldo is inarguably one of the greatest athletes in sports history. But do you know what his parents did for him and for his dreams to be fulfilled? Let’s know more about his mother and father.


Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, also known as Dolores Aveiro, is a homemaker and former cook. She was born in a small village in Madeira and raised in a Catholic household.

Dolores was married to José Diniz Aveiro, a municipal gardener and kit man for a local football team, when she gave birth to Cristiano. She has four children in total, including Cristiano.

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Cristiano Ronaldo's Mother Was Seen Crying Watching His Son On The Field
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Mother Was Seen Crying Watching His Son On The Field


José Diniz Aveiro was a popular figure in the local community and was known for his love of alcohol. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2005 due to liver disease, at the age of 52.

Despite his struggles with alcohol, José was a major influence in Cristiano’s life and was the one who first introduced him to the sport of football. Cristiano has stated that his father was the biggest reason he became a professional footballer.

What Difficulties Did The Family Face?

Growing up, Cristiano’s family lived in a small apartment and struggled financially. But Dolores made sure her children received a proper education and supported their dreams.

Cristiano has spoken openly about his parents and their impact on his life. He has said that his mother worked hard to provide for the family and was a strong source of inspiration for him.

He also has said that his father’s love for the sport of football had a profound influence on him, and that he would not be where he is today without their support.

Overall, Cristiano Ronaldo’s parents played a significant role in shaping the person he is today. From his mother’s strong work ethic and dedication to her family, to his father’s love of the sport of football.

They both had a lasting impact on Cristiano and helped him achieve the success he has today.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.