Juventus forward and Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo have joined the league of players whose homes have been broken into by dare-devil thieves.
Police in Madeira are reportedly investigating a burglary at the home of the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner
The thief is said to have got into the property in the island capital Funchal through an open garage door.
A signed Juventus shirt is said to have been among items taken.
A relative of the footballer raised the alarm on Wednesday according to respected island paper Diario de Noticias Madeira.
Police are already understood to have visited the property and are said to have identified the thief, described as someone who is already known to them, from CCTV cameras. No arrests have yet been made.
It was not immediately clear if Ronaldo’s mum Dolores or his older brother Hugo, who both live at the seven-floor house, were inside the property at the time.
Ronaldo spent the first part of the coronavirus lockdown earlier this year staying on the top two floors of the house with his partner Georgina Rodriguez and children after Serie A football was suspended.
They later moved to a villa with a garden around half an hour’s drive away before flying back to Italy.
The former Man U and Real Madrid star played in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw between Portugal and Spain.
Barcelona’s Gerard Pique and former Chelsea front man Alvaro Morata, are among top footballers whose homes have been targeted by thieves.
Portugal have double header UEFA Nations League tie against France and Sweden on Sunday and Wednesday respectively.