Cristiano Ronaldo has been widely accused of being one of the most selfish, self-centered, arrogant athlete in the world. Specially after he toot his own horn after winning the Ballon d’Or in 2017.
“I’m the best player in history, in the good moments and the bad ones. I respect everyone’s preferences, but I’ve never seen anyone better than me. I have always thought that. No footballer can do the things I can. There’s no player more complete than me.”
I mean—who says that?!
From his shirtless celebrations on the field, to the degradant comments about Messi, Suarez and Neymar, to his overall poor attitude towards his own team, Cristiano has earned himself the not-so-coveted title of The Kanye West of Sports.
But beneath that hard (sexy and muscular!) shell, there seems to be a more tender, loving side of Cristiano that we certainly aren’t used to see on the court. And it’s all thanks to his new family, that in the course of less than a year went from being composed by just him and his son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., to include Georgina, twins Eva and Mateo, and baby girl Alana Martina.
“Being a father is a unique and personal journey, something that has changed me completely. It’s taught me things about love that I never knew existed. It has softened me and given me a different perspective on what is really important in my life.”
Is the arrogant soccer star becoming the epitome of a loving family guy? Celebrating Cristiano Ronaldo’s 33rd birthday, here’s a recap of how much CR7’s life has changed in just one year—along with his best family pictures! Click through our photo gallery above and see it for yourself.