My son? I know that some periods of childhood will be difficult for him. Also I passed through it, and today I am what I am because I could deal with adversity. Of course, Cristiano will also be difficult because many people feel jealous. Today, however, I see that he is happy, he is happy child. Sometimes people say to him: “Your father is not a good player, someone is better than your dad.” However, he can deal with it. He is a smart boy like his father. I often say to him: “Be yourself and be properly educated.” For me, education is the most important, it can be controlled. If you learn good son and show him a good value, it will grow well.
FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid accepts his award with son Cristiano Ronaldo Junior during the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2014 at the Kongresshaus on January 12, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Cristiano Ronaldo, his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, and his son Ronaldo Junior at the FIFA Awards 2016 gala at the Swiss TV studio in Zurich, Switzerland, 09 January 2017. Cristiano Ronaldo has been named FIFA Player of the Year 2016.
My son knows that he was born at a good time. He knows that he lives in a beautiful house that his dad has a beautiful cars, but he also knows how much it cost to get it all. He sees that his dad works hard, sees my sacrifice in the house. After training at the club I also work with my physiotherapist. To be a player, you have to push your body forward, you need to take care of it.
“It’s so unique. It’s something I can’t really explain. You know he’s something that is a part of you and the truth is I live a dream…Awake or asleep, every hour of the day, because I have my son by my side. And just to think that I have a son and that he’s going to inherit everything that I have…it’s so amazing to me.
I often play with him. I’m always available when he needs me…He speaks a lot already. Of course he’s still learning, but what he says the most is "papá” [daddy], “carro” [car] and “bola” [ball].
At the moment he keeps singing that song by Michel Teló…“Ai, ai, ai…hm…ai, ai…” He only knows the chorus. And then I always look at him and say, “Are you in pain or what?” and he smiles and stops. He’s the most important thing in my life.“
Cristiano Ronaldo on his son, during a Portuguese Interview recorded in June 2012.