Portugal legend Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in tears after watching footage of the film of Jose Dinis Aveiro, his late father talking of the pride he felt for his son during an interview with Piers Morgan.
In the short clip, which Ronaldo had never seen before, Aveiro was seen talking about Ronaldo standing on his doorstep.
Ronaldo, crying, said: “I never saw the video. I never saw that video. Unbelievable.” Asked by Morgan what it was that made him so upset, Ronaldo replied: “To be the number one and he doesn’t see anything. He doesn’t see me receive awards.”
Morgan then adds: “He never saw how great you became”
“Never,” Ronaldo responds. “My family see, my mum, my brothers, even my old son, but my father, he didn’t see nothing, and it was… he died young.”
“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 per cent. He was a drunk person. I never spoke with him, like a normal conversation. It was hard,” he added.
The 34-year-old father of four said: “My family see, my mum, my brothers, even my old son, but my father, he didn’t see nothing, and it was… he died young.”
Ronaldo was just 20 when his father died and missed many of the biggest moments of his career.
He has won 29 trophies in his career, including six league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League.