Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the best player In the world. Only a few players can compare with him and the output he has given since bursting onto the scene in 2003 at Sporting Lisbon. As his career is entering its twilight, many fans feel they will miss him a lot but there just might be a final trick up the sleeves of the talented player. His son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr.
Aptly named after his father, the eldest of four children, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. Is starting to make a name for himself. It is not unimaginable that having a father who is a 5-time Ballon d'Or winner would leave some major sports/football imprints in the minds of his children. Thus, Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr. has grown up around football grounds and training pitches of the biggest clubs in the world.
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Numerous clips of Cristiano Ronaldo and his son have previously emerged, many showing both of them playing football or of his son alone showing off some of his skills. It was when Cristiano Ronaldo moved to the Italian side of Juventus that his son became a football rising star.
Enrolled in the U-9 side of Juventus football club, Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr. played as a forward, emulating his father. And he was just as prolific as his father too. Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr scored an astonishing 58 goals and provided 17 assists in just 23 matches for the U-9 side of the Juventus Academy. This made him stand out as one of the most exciting players in the Juventus Academy.
Following Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr. will now join the famous United Academy as a U-12. The son of Wayne Rooney, Kai Rooney, would also be enrolling in the U12 this year. The two fathers will hope that their sons hit it off and form a deadly partnership as they did.
Will Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr become a professional footballer?
It is too early to tell but it is obvious that Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr has the skills of his father. Attending the best football academies in the world could also aid his journey to be a professional footballer.
However, his father, Cristiano Ronaldo, has revealed that he would not force his son to be a professional footballer like him. Instead, Cristiano Ronaldo stated that he just wants Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr to be the best in anything he chooses to do and he would support him fully in whatever he chooses.