Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro has revealed she thought of aborting the attacker after discovering she was pregnant with him.
The revelation was made in a new film about Ronaldo which details his life and relationships with friends and family for the past year.
Ronaldo, 30, was named after former USA president Ronald Reagan. He was born in Santo António, a neighbourhood of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
He was the youngest child of his mother, a cook, and José Dinis Aveiro, a municipal gardener.
Speaking of his father José Dinis Aveiro, who died of alcoholism-related liver condition at the age of 52, Ronaldo said he wished he had a better relationship with him.
Jose Dinis died in September 2005 when Ronaldo was 20.
Ronaldo has a son called Ronaldo Junior and the superstar who has never revealed the name of the mother still did not reveal her identity in the film.
One memorable scene in the film sees Messi come over to Ronaldo and his son prior to the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Zurich in January this year and kiss Ronaldo Jr on the cheek.