- Cristiano Ronaldo's mum, Dolores Aveiro, took to social media to share photos of her mum (Ronaldo's grannie)
- What stood out in the photo is that it is a striking resemblance of the Real Madrid star
- The black and white photo of Cristiano Ronaldo's grandma Maria Angela Spinola got more than 20,000 likes in less than 24 hours
Cristiano Ronaldo mum Dolores Aveiro took to social media to share photos of her mother (Ronaldo's grannie) and it was the striking resemblance of the woman in the photo to the Real Madrid star that got everyone talking.
The black and white photo of Cristiano Ronaldo's grandma Maria Angela Spinola got more than 20,000 likes in less than 24 hours.
Spinola was born in Madeira in 1929 and moved to the Australian city of Perth in the nineties with her husband Jose Vivieros.
Reacting to the photo, a fan wrote: “Cristiano in female version. They’re the spitting image of each other.”
Another added: “Are you seeing what I’m seeing or am I just tripping?”
Alexis Vage wrote: “Now we all now how Cristiano would look like if he was a girl.”
Cristiano’s grandparents set up home in the Perth suburb of Yangebup after leaving Madeira and several of their 13 children ended up in the area.
The former Manchester United star paid for his grandparents to fly to Germany to watch him lead Portugal to a respectable fourth place at the 2006 World Cup.
The couple’s son Alex, whose dad worked as a cleaner when he first moved to Australia, revealed how people didn’t believe him at first when he said he was the footballer’s uncle but word had “slowly gotten about.”
“They are a beautiful family. Most of the Portuguese people in western Australia are very proud that we are so connected to a guy who plays such wonderful football.”
Ronaldo’s mum, Dolores decided against moving to Australia because her son was showing signs of promise with boyhood club Sporting Lisbon.
Western Australia has a Portuguese population of around 8,000 and 85 per cent are from Cristiano’s native island of Madeira.
Spanish paper El Mundo reported that Cristiano’s maternal grandfather died in 2015.
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