At Just 11 Years, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. Is Emulating His Father With These Insane Academy Figures

Published 09/04/2021, 7:50 PM EDT


Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably one of the best players of generation. Starting off as a left winger, Ronaldo terrorized defenses with his pace and his immaculate skills. But over the years, CR7 has transformed his game.

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While he does not produce the creative numbers, he once did from the wing position, the 36-year-old has become an incredible goalscorer. Dominating each and every league he has played in, Ronaldo despite his age is still at the top of his game and is still a lethal shooter.

Soccer Football – World Cup – UEFA Qualifiers – Group A – Portugal v Republic of Ireland – Estadio Algarve, Almancil, Portugal – September 1, 2021 Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Republic of Ireland’s Jamie McGrath REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

Recently, the Portuguese proved the world how prolific of a goalscorer he really is. The 5-time Ballon D’or added to his scoring repertoire as he broke an iconic record and became the highest international goalscorer surpassing Ali Daei.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. the new prodigy?

Ronaldo certainly is one of the most passionate players out there. Given his love for the game, CR7 continues to thrive as one of the most beloved players of his generation. But one thing might eclipse all of that, ‘Family.’

A father of four children, the 36-year-old can often be seen at his home having fun with his kids. His eldest son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. can even be seen playing football with the 5-time Ballon D’or.

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While Ronaldo has made it clear that he won’t pressure Ronaldo Jr. to pursue football as a career, the 11-year-old might be headed to the same. Just like his father, the 11-year-old was a goal-scoring machine for the U-9 team of Juventus.

Scoring a mind-boggling 58 goals and 17 assists in the 23 games he played, Ronaldo Jr. certainly stood out. The 11-year-old will now join Manchester United’s U-12 team. Wayne Rooney’s son Kai Rooney will also join him on this journey.

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Given his incredible stats back in Italy, opposing teams will certainly keep a keen eye on the Portuguese. Ronaldo Jr. is already showing the innate footballing qualities he has.

If the 11-year-old continues to perform at such a high level, in 5-6 years’ time, we might be seeing yet another CR7 dominating the competition. Can Cristiano Jr. emulate his father and become an incredible footballer?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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