In the soccer world, there are many world-class players right now. Athletes like Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr, Mo Salah, and many more stars have been ruling the biggest stage in the world. One player that does not come under the regular criteria is Cristiano Ronaldo. He is soccer royalty and will still be at the top for generations.
Ronaldo’s achievements are well known. He has won the league across three countries, together with many other domestic trophies. But his biggest achievements would be the 5 UEFA Champions League medals and 5 Ballon d’Or trophies. In those 5 UCL wins, Ronaldo has been the tournament’s top scorer every year. In fact, he is the top all-time scorer in the Champions League, with 140 goals.Cristiano has created a platform for himself. When he speaks, his fans and the rest of the world listen. He has spoken about many topics over the years but has not been too open about his religion. That brings us to the question of what religion the Manchester United star follows.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his family are Roman Catholics like the majority of his country
Ronaldo’s hometown is Funchal in Madeira, Portugal. Jose Dinis Aveiro and Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro gave birth to their youngest son, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, on February 5, 1985. He has two older sisters and an older brother.
The Aveiro family were Roman Catholics, just like the other 84% in Madeira. Ronaldo has never spoken clearly in public about his religious beliefs. However, there were certain instances where he revealed how much faith means to him.
In 2011, he had an interview with The Mirror. Then, he mentioned that he collects crucifix necklaces to be closer to God during his games. In addition to that, Ronaldo also said, “I want to keep him from being spoilt with luxuries. He will be taught values and religious values,” when talking about his oldest son, Cristiano Jr.CR7’s family has shown commitment to Christianity and the beliefs surrounding it. Reports say that his mother, Dolores, went to the Sanctuary of Fatima, in Portugal to pray for her son before the Euro in 2016. However, Ronaldo and the Portuguese team received plenty of criticism from fans all over the world when the results did not go their way.
Dolores replied, “I am hopeful our Lady of Fatima will be on our side and I am going to light up a candle for good luck so we’ll win.” It seems like her and Portugal’s prayers came true when the nation won the European tournament by defeating France in the finals. It was the nation’s first-ever trophy in soccer.
To answer the question, no! Cristiano Ronaldo is not a Muslim. The viral post claiming he loves Islam the most is fake.
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