This Is How Cristiano Ronaldo Helped His Brother Quit Drug Addiction

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This Is How Cristiano Ronaldo Helped His Brother Quit Drug Addiction

Here we show you how Cristiano Ronaldo helped his elder brother quit drug addiction

We all know how kind Cristiano Ronaldo is and how he has inspired this generation to never stop chasing their dreams. But there’s this one untold story which tells us

In 2014, Ronaldo’s elder brother – Hugo was going through a very rough period. His day to day life was affected by the addiction of alcohol and drugs. His life was clearly in danger.

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It was an addiction gene that ran in the family, their late father Jose Dinis Aveiro was also a recovering alcoholic. Ronaldo wasn’t happy with the state of his brother. He decided to take the matter into his own hands.

The five times Ballon d’or winner made a deal with his brother that if he wins the Champions League, Hugo has to definitely give up alcohol and drugs.

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A huge challenge for the two men and an extra pressure for Cristiano, who wasn’t just trying to win the competition for his team but also for the good of his brother.

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Later in the year (2014), Ronaldo lifted the Champions League trophy with Real Madrid which was the his second UCL career title. He did it in style scoring 17 goals that campaign which is an all time record.

When the match ended, the Portuguese legend ran up to his brother and hugged him, whispering to him: “Now it’s your turn.”

Since that day, Hugo hasn’t drank alcohol or took drugs meaning that he kept his promise beautifully just like his younger brother.

Cristiano Ronaldo later launched the CR7 Museum in Madeira, Portugal which is now managed by Hugo. In that museum, we can discover all of all of Ronaldo’s trophies & all other achievements on display.

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.