Cristiano Ronaldo ‘s dad predicted his son would become the best player on the planet before he died in 2005.
Alcoholic Jose Dinis Aveiro passed away from liver failure when Ronaldo was just two years into his spell with Manchester United.
Ronaldo was reduced to tears when he spoke about his late father during an interview with Piers Morgan.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner said: “I really don’t know my father 100 per cent.”
But his sister, Katia Aveiro, has revealed that their father always knew he would reach the top.
She shared a snap of herself with the Juventus ace as she wished him a happy 36th birthday.
Alongside it, she wrote: “I found this text saved in an old diary a month before the father went to the ‘upper floor’.
“Today I’m sad, dad is in the hospital , I’m confused and there are many unanswered questions in my head, I’m fine.
“I’m going to sing for my country, my father won’t be there to applaud me, but I know he’ll be well.
“I know he will not disappoint us and Ronaldo, everyone is happy, Cristiano will play in Europe, everyone is happy. Jose Dinis Aveiro was an army veteran before he passed away
Ronaldo spent his 36th birthday playing in the snow with partner Georgina Rodriguez.
Despite his age, the former Real Madrid star is showing no signs of slowing down.
He is set to be offered a new contract to keep him with Juventus until he is 38.
Ronaldo has scored 19 goals in 20 appearances in the Champions League and Serie A this season.