Cristiano Ronaldo: Dad spends over £3k for son to watch Man Utd star, who's missed every game

  • Rob Swan
Dad has spent over £3,000 for son to watch Cristiano Ronaldo live - he’s missed every game

How much money would you spend to watch Cristiano Ronaldo live?

Time is sadly running out before the Manchester United and Portugal star brings the curtain down on his illustrious career.

It appears that Ronaldo currently has no intention to retire, but he turned 37 in February and his powers are beginning to wane.

Many football fans will be left kicking themselves if they never manage to catch Ronaldo, who is unquestionably one of the greatest players in history, live before he hangs up his boots.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates after scoring their team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on March 12, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

One dad is desperate for his son to see Ronaldo in the flesh and has spent more than £3,000 in recent years – only for his efforts to end in failure on each occasion.

Every time Chris Broome has attempted to take his 12-year-old son, Zac, to watch Ronaldo, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has either been injured, benched or unwell.

Chris spent an eye-watering £1,550 to watch Ronaldo at Juventus in 2020 but the legendary forward was rested.

BERGAMO, ITALY – DECEMBER 26: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus looks on in the bench during the Serie A match between Atalanta BC and Juventus at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia on December 26, 2018 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Then, in March, Chris splashed out another £1,500 on hospitality and hotels for the Manchester derby.

However, Ronaldo missed the 4-1 thrashing after sustaining a ‘hip flexor’ injury.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 15: Fans walk past a mural of Cristiano Ronaldo outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg Two match between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford on March 15, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

When Chris bagged a couple of free tickets for United’s home clash against Leicester City last weekend, he surely thought it would be a case of third time lucky.

But the 43-year-old father and his son, who live in Somerset, were left with a familiar feeling of disappointment when it was announced that Ronaldo was unwell.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 15: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg Two match between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford on March 15, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Now that’s what you call bad luck.

“It’s costing an arm and a leg,” Chris told The Sun.

“I promised Zac I will take him to see Ronaldo play, so I’ll make that happen come what may.”

What a great dad.

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