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, as well as one eighth African-Cape Verdean

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 previously played for Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. 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. 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 Isabel Rosa da Piedade). Humberto was born in Madeira. José was the son of José de Aveiro and Maria de Jesus. Isabel was born on Praia, Cape Verde, and was listed as “preta”/black on her death record. She was 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.


Genealogy of Cristiano Ronaldo –

Genealogy of Cristiano Ronaldo (focusing on his father’s side) –

Article about Cristiano’s father’s family –

Death record of Cristiano’s paternal great-grandmother, Isabel Rosa da Piedade –


Curious about ethnicity

191 Responses

  1. Wholidz says:

    About Ronaldo’s CapeVerdean ancestry is nothing more than a rumor.
    However Ronaldo’s maternal grandmother is Maria Angela Spinola. Spinola is a name of Genoese origin, which indicates that Ronaldo has Italian ancestry.

  2. JohnnyB says:

    Looks Cornish

  3. Aiden says:

    CR7 is the best player of the history.

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