Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in a flood of tears as Piers Morgan showed him never-before-seen footage of his late father praising his son.
Jose Dinis Aveiro died of liver failure in September 2005 at the age of 52 following a battle with alcoholism.
Ronaldo was just 20 years old at the time and still in the process of developing into a top player under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
Ferguson allowed Ronaldo to miss a Champions League match in order to be with his dying father in a London hospital – a compassionate gesture the Portuguese superstar has always been immensely grateful for.
‘He doesn’t see me receive awards.’
In an emotional interview, @Cristiano breaks down in tears over the loss of his late father and the fact that he never got to witness his son's success.
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) September 16, 2019