Like father, like son. From the top of his 10 years, Cristiano Ronaldo Junior is already panicking the counters.
“I hope that Cris, my son, can be like his father. He says he’s going to be better than me, but I think it’s difficult. He plays for Juventus and is adapting very well – it was easier for him than for me. He plays for Juventus, with all the pressure that comes with it, and he likes it. »Recently, requested by beIN Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo lingered on his son, Cristiano Junior, then confessing the ambition of his heir. Worthy heir if we are to believe his prowess on the ball.
At a good school, regularly challenged by his glorious father, the mini CR7 (he also wears number 7 with the young Turinese) is illustrated on each of his outings with the budding Bianconeri. Like that day when he scored a septuplet for Juve during the international tournament of Maritimo.
58 goals in 23 matches
After having done his first classes at real Madrid, Cristiano Junior flames under the Piedmontese colors. In 23 matches last season, the 10-year-old has split 58 goals and 18 assists. Some already predict a bright professional future for him – mimicry with his father being at the very least confusing …
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His father, Lilian Thuram, holds the record for selection for the Blues (142). The former defender of Monaco, Parma, Juventus and FC Barcelona, has a World Cup (1998), a European Championship (2000) and a UEFA Cup (1999) on his record.
His father, Jean, wore the jerseys of Lyon, OM and PSG. He played 48 times for the French team between 1964 and 1972. He twice won the Coupe du France. With a World Cup (1998) and a Euro (2000), his son Youri did better in terms of records.
The former great defender of AC Milan and Squadra Azzurra won his first C1 in 1989, 26 years after that won by his father, Cesare, still with the Rossoneri. Paolo Maldini was also under Cesare when the latter was Italy coach between 1996 and 1998.
We no longer introduce our father. Johan Cruyff, symbol of total football in Dutch sauce, won three C1s (1971, 1972 and 1973) before failing cruelly in the 1974 World Cup final. He then passed on his vision of football to Barça and to many disciples, like Pep Guardiola. Jordi was satisfied with an honorable career in Spain (Alaves, Espanyol Barcelona) and 9 caps in Oranje.
He and his brother Rafael (PSG) are Mazinho’s children. The former Brazilian international became world champion in 1994, his best title. Thiago Alcantara, now at Liverpool, won, among other things, the Champions League this year with Bayern, as in 2011 when i wore the FC Barcelona shirt.
Like his father, Danny (1995 Champions League winner), the left-handed defender was trained as a footballer at Ajax where he still plays today after four years at Manchester United. Danny Blind also snagged the 1992 UEFA Cup and the 1987 Cup, still with Ajax.
The Fiorentina attacking midfielder knows who he is. His father shook the Serie A nets in the 1990s under the jersey of Parma, Sampdoria and Viola as well. He has twenty capes in the Italian selection and, with Lilian Thuram, won the 1999 UEFA Cup in the final against OM.
The resemblance is not in doubt. Kasper Schmeichel also continues the tradition of his father, Peter, having chosen the post of goalkeeper. Like his daddy was with Manchester United, Kasper was crowned champion of England, to everyone’s surprise, with the Leicester City shirt in 2016. He is also a Danish international.
He does not yet have the career of his dad, Patrick (1995 Champions League, three times champion of the Netherlands and once winner of La Liga with Barça), but the striker of RB Leipzig, on loan from the AS Roma, feeds a lot of hopes among observers. At 21, he has two capes with the Netherlands.
The Chelsea manager, more than 100 caps with England, has had a much more flourishing career than his father’s. With in particular a Champions League in 2012 and several coronations in the Premier League with the Blues. The one who started at West Ham is the son of Franck Richard Lampard, two capes with the Three Lions jersey.
Born in New York in 2000, the Losc striker who passed away from PSG is the son of George Weah, Ballon d’Or 1995. Today president of Liberia, the former striker went through AS Monaco, PSG , AC Milan and OM.
Winner of the Champions League with OM in 1993 (it was he who took the decisive corner for the head of Basile Boli), Abedi “Pelé” Ayew can appreciate the careers of his sons, André (Swansea) and Jordan ( Crystal Palace). The two joined the Ghanaian selection and they flourish today in English football after playing in Marseille.