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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks down in tears during Piers Morgan interview

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The Juventus star's father did not see many of his achievements.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has broken down in tears after being shown footage of his late father during a television interview.

The Juventus and Portugal star saw the film of Jose Dinis Aveiro, an alcoholic who died of liver failure at the age of 52, speaking about his son on his doorstep during an hour-long chat with Piers Morgan.

Ronaldo, crying, said: “I never saw the video. I never saw that video. Unbelievable.”

“He was a drunk person. I never spoke with him, like a normal conversation. It was hard.”
- Cristiano Ronaldo

Asked how it felt to hear his father talking of his pride at his son’s achievements, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player added: “Yes, a lot.

“I think the interview would be funny, but I didn’t expect to cry. But I never saw these images. I don’t know where you… I have to have these images to show my family.

“But I really don’t know my father 100 per cent. He was a drunk person. I never spoke with him, like a normal conversation. It was hard.”

Ronaldo was just 20 when his father died and missed many of the biggest moments of his career, which include five Champions League titles, the same number of Ballons d’Or and leading his country to Euro 2016 and Nations League glory.

Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and son Cristiano Ronaldo Junior (Adam Davy/PA)

The 34-year-old father of four said: “My family see, my mum, my brothers, even my old son, but my father, he didn’t see nothing (sic), and it was… he died young.”

Ronaldo revealed facing a rape allegation made him feel embarrassed in front of his family saying: “It makes you feel so bad.

“One day I was at home in the living room with my girlfriend and then (on) the news they speak about Cristiano Ronaldo.

“You listen to your kids coming down the stairs and you change the channel because I was embarrassed, I feel embarrassed.”

Ronaldo has always denied the claims made by model Kathryn Mayorga that in 2009 the football star raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room.

The local Las Vegas authorities announced there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against Ronaldo but Mayorga has brought forward a civil case.

Cristiano Ronaldo Meets Piers Morgan airs Tuesday at 9pm on ITV

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool88002061424
2Manchester CityMan City85122791816
3Arsenal84311311215
4Leicester CityLeicester8422147714
5Chelsea84221814414
6Crystal Palace842288014
7Burnley8332119212
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham83321111012
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs83231412211
10Bournemouth83231313011
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves82421111010
12Manchester UnitedMan Utd82339819
13Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd82337709
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8233810-29
15Aston Villa8224131218
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8224513-88
17Southampton8215815-77
18Everton8215613-77
19Norwich CityNorwich82061021-116
20Watford8035420-163
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