Like Father, Like Son! Ronaldo Jr Joins Juventus Youth Academy

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s oldest son has proven to be a chip of the old block as he’s started training with the Juventus youth academy’s Under-9 team.

This comes in the wake of the five-time Ball d’Or winner’s move to the Italian champions Juventus from Real Madrid for €100 million in the summer.

Ronaldo’s oldest son Cristiano Jr — who was born in June 2010 — was photographed training on Monday with the Juve Pulcini 2010 squad reserved for Under-9s at Juventus’s Vinovo ground.

The superstar’s partner Georgina Rodriguez was also present at the training ground as the little man did his thing.

Other senior Juventus players have children in the team’s academy including Andrea Barzagli’s son Mattia and fellow former Italian international Claudio Marchisio’s son Davide.

Ronaldo, 33, revealed last week that Cristiano Jr — the oldest of his four children — was also a promising footballer.

“He’s very competitive. He’s like me as a child. He doesn’t like losing,” the Portugal captain said in an interview with streaming broadcaster DAZN.

“He’ll become like me, I’m 100 percent sure of it. I’d like to teach him some things, but ultimately he will choose what to do and he’ll always have my support.

“But of course, I’d like him to become a player because I think he has a passion for it too.”

Warning for the little man though…he’s got a tough act to follow.

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