CRISTIANO RONALDO’S mum has sparked an Internet frenzy after posting photos of the footballer’s lookalike grandmother.
Doting Maria Dolores Aveiro went down reminiscence lane via importing a black and white photo of her mum onto her Instagram web page.
And she were given greater than 20,000 likes in not up to 24 hours with the snap of Maria Angela Spinola, who was once born in Madeira in 1929 and moved to the Australian town of Perth within the Nineties along with her husband Jose Vivieros.
One fan wrote: “Cristiano in female version. They’re the spitting image of each other.”
Another added: “Are you seeing what I’m seeing or am I just tripping?”
Alexis Vage wrote: “Now we all know how Cristiano would look like if he was a girl.”
One extra posted: “Wow exactly Cristiano.”
John Da Silva informed native media 3 years in the past when he was once Portugal’s honorary consul in Perth that the relationship was once one thing their neighborhood was once extraordinarily proud of.
Cristiano’s grandparents arrange house within the Perth suburb of Yangebup after leaving Madeira and several other of their 13 youngsters ended up within the space.
The former Manchester United superstar paid for his grandparents to fly to Germany to look at him lead Portugal to a decent fourth position on the 2006 World Cup.
The couple’s son Alex, whose dad labored as a cleaner when he first moved to Australia, published how other folks didn’t imagine him to start with when he mentioned he was once the footballer’s uncle however phrase had “slowly gotten about.”
Mr Da Silva has mentioned: “The indisputable fact that we’re hooked up with Portugal and Ronaldo, this can be a in reality great tale.
“They are a beautiful family. Most of the Portuguese people in western Australia are very proud that we are so connected to a guy who plays such wonderful football.”
Ronaldo’s mum made up our minds towards transferring to Australia as a result of her son was once appearing indicators of promise with boyhood membership Sporting Lisbon.
Western Australia has a Portuguese inhabitants of round eight,000 and 85 in step with cent are from Cristiano’s local island of Madeira.
Spanish paper El Mundo reported these days Cristiano’s maternal grandfather had died in 2015.