Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo in 2011, sportgraphic /

Birth Name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro

Place of Birth: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Date of Birth: 5 February, 1985

Ethnicity: Portuguese

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer. He is a forward for, and captain of, both the Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr and the Portugal national team. He has won five Ballon d’Or awards. He is considered to hold the record for most goals scored in men’s professional football, under some criteria.

He is the son of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Dinis Aveiro. One of his great-grandmothers was from Cape Verde. It is not clear whether she was of Cape Verdean ancestry. His sister is singer Kátia Aveiro.

Cristiano was named after U.S. President Ronald Reagan. He has had six children, including three with his partner, Spanish-Argentinian model Georgina Rodríguez.

Cristiano’s paternal grandfather was Humberto de Aveiro (the son of José de Aveiro and Rosa Isabel da Piedade). Humberto was born in Madeira. José was the son of José de Aveiro and Maria de Jesus. Rosa was born in Praia, Cape Verde, the daughter of Rosa Maria dos Santos.

Cristiano’s paternal grandmother was named Filomena Martins Pereira.

Cristiano’s maternal grandfather is named José Nunes de Viveiros. José was born in Machico, Madeira, Portugal.

Cristiano’s maternal grandmother is named Matilde dos Santos (the daughter of Matilde). Cristiano’s grandmother Matilde was born in Monte, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.


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Curious about ethnicity

174 Responses

  1. jonasbsjr says:

    without his iconic tanning and stylish hair job, he looks pretty standard southern euro, with celtic influence, just like a typical portuguese man, when he played for Man Un. he obviusly did not get much sun since he was in England, and you could really tell he looked kind similar to his british teamates, because theres some anciant overlap between indigenous brittish populations and indigenous iberians

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