Cristiano Ronaldo Names Son After Himself

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on the field during a Real Madrid game in Barcelona, Spain on September 12, 2009 Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on the field during a Real Madrid game in Barcelona, Spain on September 12, 2009

The world has another Cristiano Ronaldo.

The sister of the Manchester United forward, Katia, told Portuguese news website Expresso that the 25-year-old soccer star has named his new baby son Cristiano as well.

“He’s called Cristiano just like his dad. Cristiano chose the name, but we like it,” Katia was quoted as saying.

The baby was reportedly born on June 17.

Cristiano Sr., whose Portuguese team was knocked out of the World Cup by Spain, 1-0, last week, delivered the news of his fatherhood following his team’s elimination from the international tournament The message, posted on his Facebook and Twitter, was coy about the baby’s mother.

“It is with great joy and emotion that I inform I have recently become father to a baby boy,” he announced on Facebook. “As agreed with the baby’s mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential, my son will be under my exclusive guardianship. No further information will be provided on this subject and I request everyone to fully respe…ct my right to privacy (and that of the child) at least on issues as personal as these are.”

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