Ronaldo’s Mother Overwhelmed With Emotion As Portuguese Star Receives International Award: Video

Ronaldo’s Mother Overwhelmed With Emotion As Portuguese Star Receives International Award: Video

Ero Samson
updated at October 16, 2023 at 12:20 PM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo achieved a milestone by reaching 200 appearances with the Portugal national team
  • The Al-Nassr captain was presented with a UEFA award to commemorate his achievement
  • Fans were moved by the emotional response of Ronaldo's mother when he received the award

Cristiano Ronaldo's impeccable career has seen him shatter glass ceilings and rewrite the prints of football with his endless achievements.

Recently, the Portuguese forward achieved a historic international milestone by becoming the first male football player to reach 200 appearances in international football.

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Cristiano Ronaldo's mother was visibly emotional after her son was presented with another award. Image: @insiderCr7
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According to a report from Tribuna, Ronaldo achieved this feat during Portugal's one-nil victory over Iceland, and he was subsequently honoured with a Guinness World Record award.

The 38-year-old forward, however, received further recognition from the European Football Federation UEFA ahead of the nation's Euro qualifiers match against Slovakia.

In the fixture, which marked Ronaldo's first home appearance since June, fans at the Dragao Stadium displayed their admiration by unfurling a banner with the inscription "CR 200" alongside Ronaldo's image.

While the tributes poured in for the Portuguese icon, it was the emotional reaction of Ronaldo's mother that truly resonated with fans.

Ronaldo's mother's act stirs reaction

The 68-year-old Maria Dolores Aveiro was visibly reduced to tears, as seen in a video shared on social media by @TC.

Fans of the Portuguese took to social media to express their sentiments about this touching display of emotion.

Reacting to the emotional moment from the Portuguese star's mother @hodzey commented:

"No matter who you support, this is just heartwarming to see. It must be such a proud moment."

@mmmohideen6 tweeted:

"It is emotional... Because the love of a mother."

@Nemanjawale wrote:

"This woman lives every parent's dream. Witnessing their children rise to the pinnacle of success. I am happy for her."

@heavenroy3 expressed:

"Tears of joy. It's a heartwarming thing to see ❤️."

@grasp_life posted:

"God opened the dam of blessings on this woman and refused to close it. I think she still can't believe she's a part of this greatness."

Regardless of differing opinions on Ronaldo's status as the world's best player, one thing that unites all is his mother's undeniable and profound love for him.

Ronaldo tops highest-paid player list

Sports Brief also reported that based on the latest Forbes ranking, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo stands as the highest-paid player of 2023, considering his total on-field earnings.

Forbes compiled the ranking by factoring in players' salaries, bonuses, potential club-image rights, licensing, off-field estimates, and businesses run by the players.

In December last year, Ronaldo inked an extraordinary deal worth $200 million per year with the Saudi Professional Football League club Al Nassr.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).