Portugal and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was down in tears in an interview with the Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan.
Upon being shown the footage, which sees Dinnis speaking about how proud he was of his son, Ronaldo cried.
“I never saw the video,” he said. “I never saw that video. Unbelievable.”
“To hear your father speak about how proud he was of you must mean a lot to you,” Piers Morgan said.
Ronaldo replied, “Yes, a lot. I think the interview would be funny, but I didn’t expect to cry.”
“But I never saw these images. I don’t know where you … I have to have these images to show my family.”
“But I really don’t know my father 100%. He was a drunk person. I never spoke with him, like a normal conversation. It was hard.”
Ronaldo then explained that he has a great sadness over the fact his dad never fully appreciated him being number one.
“He never saw how great you became,” Piers commented.
Cristiano Ronaldo breaks down in tears during interview with Piers Morgan 😔
He’s upset that his father never got to see how great he became.https://t.co/513G5Ooaz8
— GiveMeSport Football (@GMS__Football) September 16, 2019
Ronaldo’s father Jose Dinis Aveiro died in 2005. when Ronaldo was still plying for Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson. The news had come to Ronaldo a day before United’s Champions League clash against Villareal, which he was allowed to miss. He was only in his third season in Premier League, from where he traveled a long way to become what he is today. He now has won 29 trophies in his career, including six league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League. He is also a five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or.
Ronaldo has certainly become the one of the best players not only in the current generation but in the history of football. He was bound to be sad for the man responsible for his birth wasn’t there to witness his rise to the top of the footballing world.