Legacies abound in soccer, as skill frequently runs in families. Cristiano Jr., the son of Ronaldo, signed a contract with Al-Nassr and became a member of the Al-Nassr U13 team, an announcement that thrilled supporters all over the world. Like his dad, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., the teenager has already started making waves on the field while wearing the recognizable #7 shirt.
However, recently what has caught the eyes of soccer fans around the world is the resemblance between the father and son and how much they look alike. Also, many fans took to X to put forward their thoughts on the similarity between the two. One fan wrote, “Like father like son.”
— TCR. (@TeamCRonaldo) December 4, 2023
There is no denying the remarkable similarity in playing style between Cristiano Ronaldo and his son. Also, Cristiano Jr. is motivated to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a professional soccer player, having shown promise at the U13 level.
Like father like son😍
— Najeem I Khaleed (@KhaleedNajeem) December 4, 2023
Cristiano Jr. has a huge ceiling above him and his dad, the legendary soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo there to guide him throughout his career makes it even easier for him. However, he will have to prove to the fans the soccer critics and experts why he is the real deal in the future.
Did Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. make a mistake by leaving the Manchester United academy?
Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the greatest soccer players of all time signed for the Sau7di side, Al Nassr FC back in January 2023. Along with him, his son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. followed his dad to the Saudi side and signed for the Al Nassr Academy side as a U-13 player.
Many soccer fans around the world were left wondering why Cristiano Jr. made the switch from the United academy as the English club’s academy is known as one of the best in the world. This may well and truly be one of the mistakes by his dad to remove his son from the illustrious academy and take him to Saudi Arabia.
— DISKIFANS (@diskifans) April 30, 2019
Although switching academy teams is nothing new for Cristiano Jr. as he has experienced that already in the past. He started at Real Madrid academy, then moved to Juventus when his dad signed for the Italian club, then to the Manchester United academy, and now to the Al Nassr FC academy team.
It remains to be seen what happens with the upcoming teenager’s future but for now, his decision to play in the Al Nassr academy may somewhat hamper the development and experience he would have gotten in Europe. He has a huge ceiling for him and he and his dad need to decide on his future as soon as possible.