Cristiano Ronaldo Pays Tribute to His Father on 10th Anniversary of His Death

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterSeptember 7, 2015

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo warms up before the Euro 2016 friendly football match Portugal vs France at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on September 4, 2015.   AFP PHOTO/ FRANCK FIFE        (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will go down in history as one of the greatest footballers who ever lived, and it is a shame that his father was not there to see all his finest moments on a football pitch. 

In September 2005, Ronaldo's father, Jose Dinis Aveiro, died at the age of 52, per Eurosport

To mark the 10th anniversary of his passing, Ronaldo posted the above message on his Instagram page: "Thanks daddy always in my heart."

[Instagram: cristiano]