“Sometimes Ronaldo makes fun of me and says: ‘You didn’t want me to be born. But now you see that I’m here helping all of you.’ And, well, sometimes we have a laugh about that.”
Cristiano Ronaldo with his agent, mother and son.Eurosport
The film portrays Ronaldo as a staunch family man, with particular focus on his relationship with his five-year-old son, Cristiano Jr.
Ronaldo’s own father, Dinis, died aged 53 in 2005. He was an alcoholic – something that caused immense strain on the family.
“I cried every day,” said Ronaldo. “People say we have money and cars but we suffered.”
He added: “He would drink nearly every day. It frustrates me that he was never able to see my successes.”
‘Ronaldo’ is released in UK cinemas on Monday.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) November 4, 2015