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. madman says:

    Isabel Rosa da Piedade is listed as “preta” in this document, which means black in Portuguese:

    • andrew says:

      Interesting find. She was born in Cape Verde. Thus she was arguably a person of color. I believe listing Cape-Verdeans as “African-Cape Verdean” is unnecessary: Cape Verde is in Africa.

      • Oaken05 says:

        It’s a multi-racial country, though, largely settled from other places. There are white, black and mixed-race people in the society. Obviously, affixing “afro-” would be appropriate, here, especially if she’s listed as “preta(o)”.

        • madman says:

          I have to agree with Andrew here. Today it’s probably hard to find a Cape Verdean who is truly monoracial if they aren’t descended from recent immigrants. They’re not really a “multiracial country” but rather a country of multiracial people, being a mix of West African, Portuguese, Arab, Italian etc.

          • Oaken05 says:

            Then why even bring up the fact that she was listed as Preta if you don’t think it important? What was the point of that?

          • madman says:

            What do you mean? He was listed as only Portuguese before so it’s obvious that the moderators were unsure if Isabel was black or not. She could’ve had Portuguese parents.

          • Oaken05 says:

            What do YOU mean? You were the one agreeing with Andrew’s comment that we shouldn’t use “African-Cape Verdean.”

          • follers says:

            What did Diddy do?

          • madman says:

            Stop shouting. Cape Verdean in and of itself would imply a mixed background, so I agree with Andrew that it would be enough. Cape Verdean wasn’t in his ethnicity before so obviously we didn’t know if Isabel was of Cape Verdean descent or was just born there. That record proved she was a black Cape Verdean (not fully black necessarily but still black nonetheless). Can you really not follow this?

          • MichaelWHat says:

            @Follers and/or @Madman,
            I would love to see Chris Kleckner on this website. He is TOBY from the Wendy’s commercials :-)

          • ethnic says:

            Michaelwhat/Jakckson 9 If you continue to repeatedly submit posts that have been rejected, you will be banned again!

          • jackson9 says:

            Wait, what do you mean by “again”?” Also I can’t tell if you haven’t gotten my profiles or they aren’t accepted. Nate Thurmond for example is obviously worthy of this site. NBA HOF’er. you and @Follers are very hostile but have very little to back it up.

          • andrew says:


            You had to have really pissed off @ethnic to deserve a reply lol.

          • jackson9 says:

            Andrew, I like and appreciate everything you do for this site. Ethnic is mad that I kept adding Nate Thurmond to this site. I won’t do it again but he has a very distorted view of what a “celeb” is if he doesn’t realize the guys famous. Too busy censoring EVERYTHING I write, having his buddy @Follers curse out my comments, and threaten out of hatred to dissenters. He waited till now to even admit I was blocked two years ago. How courageous!

  2. 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

    • andrew says:


      Well, this site is basically a divertissement, at least to me. I dont think the attitude of mods is generally great, no reason for such harsh replies. Anyway Nate Thurnond in a legend of the game…so why not adding him?

      • jackson9 says:

        I”ll respect ethnic’s wishes and stop adding him. I want to thank you, along with passingtime, bablah, madman and others for your kindness and hospitality. I wish follers would also apologize for saying I should “stfu.” The two admins can hate my guts all they want but I wish they attempted to be fair and balanced.

        • jackson9 says:

          Ethnic, you should also apologize to @Neil Tennant. you are hostile to him, @Pookerella and many other users just trying to have a good time. #Shame

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