Family with 13 sons still desperate for a daughter

Family with 13 sons still desperate for a daughter

A Brazilian man and his wife have 13 sons who are all named after famous footballers – but are still very desperate for a daughter.

The husband, Irineu Cruz, 40, and his wife Jucicleide Silva have been trying to have a daughter for the paster 20 years and now have enough sons to make up their own football team.

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Family with 13 sons still desperate for a daughter

The boys are aged between one month old and 18 years old, and the couple, especially the wife say they will not stop trying for a girl.

Apparently, the husband has had the opportunity to choose the names of all the 13 boys since the couple decided she would name the girls, while Irineu would name the boys.

Family with 13 sons still desperate for a daughter

'It would be wonderful to be able to choose her name and to finally hold up the red card to my husband,' Jucicleide said.

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Irineu has named all 13 sons after famous South American footballers, all beginning with the letter R.

Little Ronaldo joins brothers Robson, 18, Reinan, 17, Rauan, 15, Rubens,14, Rivaldo,13, Ruan, 12, Ramon, 10, Rincon, 9, Riquelme, 7, Ramires, 5, Railson, 3, and Rafael, 2.

Family with 13 sons still desperate for a daughter

The family, who live in Conceiçao de Coité, hoped their thirteenth child would be a girl, but instead the midwife told them it was yet another boy. The newest addition has been christened Ronaldo after the former Brazil star.

Family with 13 sons still desperate for a daughter

However, the couple hopes that their sons will play for the national team one day.

Family with 13 sons still desperate for a daughter

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