Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Junior are two of the biggest soccer stars to have ever played the game. Both Ronaldo and Neymar are known for their insane skills, techniques, and goal-scoring ability. While the two soccer stars share a lot of common traits, a video has resurfaced recently claiming that Ronaldo and Neymar are brothers.
The video first appeared on the popular YouTuber IShowSpeed‘s subreddit. The video highlighted the various common traits between the Portuguese and the Brazilian star. Both Ronaldo and Neymar share the same date of birth, that is February 5. Although Ronaldo was born in 1985 whereas Neymar was born in 1992. In addition to this, the two stars have the same mother tongue, Portuguese.
Ronaldo and Neymar are Brothers!!! 😱😱😱🤯🤯🤯
by u/Defiant-Disaster-781 in Ishowspeed
The video further showed that Ronaldo’s grandfather’s name was Neymar Cirilo Aveiro. Moreover, it also described an incident about how Ronaldos’ mother, Maria Dolores was pregnant eight years after having Ronaldo. The video claimed that while both Maria Dolores and Jose Aveiro, Ronaldo’s father, decided to let go of the baby, they decided to name him Neymar after Ronaldo’s grandfather and a Brazilian family adopted him.
However, no reputable sources have ever confirmed the truth about the outrageous claims the video has shown. The real name of Ronaldo’s grandfather is Humberto Cirilo Aveiro. The story about Neymar getting adopted by a Brazilian couple is also fake. The Brazilian star was named after his own father, Neymar Santos Senior. To answer the question, no, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are not brothers.
Do Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have any brothers of their own?
Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Junior may not have been brothers in real life, but they do have siblings. Ronaldo has two sisters, Katie and Elma, and a brother, Hugo. Both of Ronaldo’s sisters are older than him and are huge supporters of their superstar brother. Katie and Elma have often publicly supported Ronaldo and have also gone to the extent of badmouthing his arch-rival, Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo’s brother, Hugo, is also older than him by 10 years. As per The Sun, Ronaldo has played a vital role in helping his brother get his life back on track as Hugo suffered from alcoholism like his father. Currently, Hugo manages his brother’s CR7 museum in Madeira.
Crazy Football Conspiracy Theories, A thread
1. Neymar fakes an injury every year to be with his sister on her birthday. pic.twitter.com/TBpqDgWjf8
— Half Virgin💦 (@modap_) March 1, 2023
On the other, Neymar Junior has a sister, Rafaella Santos. Rafaella is younger than Neymar by a year and the two siblings share a very close relationship. Besides being Neymar’s sister, Rafaella is also famous as a fashion influencer and a model. However, there’s also a controversial rumor about Neymar that he manages to get himself injured every year during the time of his sister’s birthday.