Cristiano Ronaldo’s son was shocked when he saw the house where his father lived in Lisbon as a youngster.
The Juventus star took his son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., back to his home he stayed in while he was coming through the ranks at Sporting Lisbon.
“My son turned to me and said: ‘Dad, you really live here?!’” Ronaldo revealed.
Ronaldo’s upbringing was a humble one. It’s a far cry from the life he lives now, with luxury cars and lavish houses the norm.
The 34-year-old opened up more about his childhood in Madeira during an interview with Piers Morgan on ITV.
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With little money, Ronaldo would go to the local McDonald’s to beg for burgers.
And he’s now desperate to find Edna, the McDonald’s employee who would slip him leftovers.
“We were a little hungry. We had a McDonald’s next to the stadium, we knocked on the door and asked have you got any burgers,” Ronaldo said.
“There was always Edna and two other girls. I never found them again.
“I asked people in Portugal, they closed the McDonalds, but if this interview can help find them, I would be so happy.
“I want to invite them to Turin or Lisbon to come have dinner with me because I want to give something back.”
We need to find Edna.
A reunion between Ronaldo and the McDonald’s employee who helped feed him would be wonderful.
It wasn’t easy for Ronaldo growing up and he now wants his son to endure some of the hardships that he did.
Although he knows what won’t be easy.
“This generation, they have everything easy,” the former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward added.
“They have computers. They do not have to sacrifice to get what they want.
I want him to suffer a little bit. Like I did.
The interview is well worth a watch. Ronaldo is perhaps the most open he’s ever been.