Cristiano Ronaldo’s childhood nickname revealed – and it is no surprise what it was

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has a reputation for shedding tears on the pitch – and he was the same when he was growing up, leading to the nickname ‘Cry-baby’, a former team-mate has claimed.

Speaking to Reuters, Ricardo Sanchez, who played with Ronaldo for amateur team CF Andorinha on the island of Madeira, said he earned the moniker “because Ronaldo already loved to win like he loves [to] today.

“And when he lost and when other kids didn’t pass the ball to him he used to cry.”