It should probably come as no surprise that Cristiano Ronaldo’s eldest son is turning out to be quite an accomplished footballer.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. scored four goals on his debut for Juventus’ Under-9s back in September 2018. And in December he was already posing with a trophy he’d won with the team.
And the latest reports on Cristiano Jr.’s development are pretty exciting.
Currently playing for Juve’s youth team in a tournament in Madeira, Portugal, his father’s birthplace, he scored seven goals in a game against Marítimo Centenário—in the first half!
Cristiano Jr., who wears the No. 7 shirt, is “showing that he’s a chip off the old block,” according to AS.
He certainly is: the boy went on to score five goals against Camacha, meaning he has scored 12 goals in the first two games of the tournament.
Juventus’ Under-9s beat Maritimo Centenário 25–0 and Camacha 15–1, with Cristiano Jr. making his family proud: his aunt and grandmother were at the game.
“Of course I want Cristiano to be a football player, because I think he has that drive,” CR Sr. said of his talented son.
“He has a good body, he’s fast, he has skills, he shoots good. But, as you know, he’s going to take his decision and he’s so young. I’m not going to put pressure on him, but of course I dream to see my boy a football player.”
Who knows—he might be a future Ballon d’Or winner!