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Cristiano Ronaldo melts hearts by training with daughter, 2, as she sits on him as he does sit-ups in cute video

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JUVENTUS star Cristiano Ronaldo has left fans cooing after the Portuguese legend shared a video of him training at home with his daughter Alana.

The 35-year-old uploaded the clip on social media, which showed his performing sit-ups while balancing on an exercise ball with his child, 2, sitting on his lap.

The video has incredibly been watched over 22 million times by people on Instagram since the five-time Ballon d’Or posted it on Monday evening.

Captioning the clip, he simply stated: “No excuses.”

During the short video, Ronaldo’s other daughter Eva can be seen walking around the room, while her brother Mateo watches on.

Fans were loving his cute training regime, as one commented: “Love that father and daughter bond.”

Another added: “Daddy’s little girl.”

A third simply stated: “Family goals.”

One then claimed: “That’s why you are the best in the world.”

It’s not the first time that Ronaldo has incorporated his children into training, with the forward doing press-ups with his son Cristiano Jr back in 2015.

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Why Is The No.7 Jersey So Important To Him?

Cristiano Ronaldo

Having been long associated with the No.7 shirt for both club and country, Ronaldo donned the jersey number first, wearing it at Manchester United, before continuing the tradition at Real Madrid and now Juventus.

When you think of Ronaldo and gaze at his shirt, he is instantly recognizable, number seven. Not only does his squad number play a role on the pitch, but off it, too. The forward has transformed his shirt number into an international fashion brand ‘CR7’, Cristiano Ronaldo 7.

So why number seven? We take a look.

During his youth days, the now 35-year-old wore the No.28 shirt during his time at Sporting Lisbon and against what would be his next club Manchester United in a pre-season friendly in 2003. It wasn’t until he joined the Red Devils in 2004, that Sir Alex Ferguson convinced the Portuguese superstar to wear the iconic No.7 shirt as Ronaldo was to replace another icon David Beckham who had moved to Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo

By wearing seven, Ronaldo was to follow in the footsteps of some of the greats who have graced the turf of Old Trafford. Before his arrival in Manchester, David Beckham, George Best and Eric Cantona are just some of the legends to have worn the number previously for the Red Devils. The United “red 7” since Ronaldo vacated it, has proved to be a burden for famous and talented forwards, maybe a consequence of what the Portuguese wizard achieved in it.

Michael Owen a former England international failed to live up to expectations wearing the shirt, Ángel Di María now a star at Paris Saint-Germain arrived in a $60,000,000 deal in 2014 and lasted one year. Lately, Alexis Sánchez, the Chilean talisman arrived in a blaze of publicity from Arsenal. Arriving in January 2018, United paid $39,000,000 as his contract at Arsenal was being run down. Sanchez profited as the Manchester men got him “on the cheap” – his salary an eye-watering $350,00 per week. Given the No.7 shirt, he has never found his form and has been shipped out on loan at Inter Milan, are just three names that have disappointed when inheriting the shirt Ronaldo made his own.

Di Maria

Ferguson had to persuade Ronaldo to take up the mantle of those icons before him, by accepting the iconic number. Little did anyone know then that the 18-year-old from Madeira would become the global superstar with the No.7 on his back as his trademark- literally. Winning his first Ballon d’Or award in 2008, he netted a total of 42 goals in a single season under Ferguson and set the Premier League alight, whilst writing himself into club folklore.

His move to Real Madrid in 2009, saw Ronaldo pick up on the No.9 jersey on his arrival to the Spanish capital. Los Blancos legend Raul held the No.7 shirt at the time, and therefore it meant Ronaldo had to wait until the legend departed to Schalke in 2010, before he was later handed the number by club president Florentino Pérez.

Cristiano Ronaldo

During his nine-year spell on Spanish soil, Ronaldo became the clubs all-time leading goalscorer surpassing “Mr Real Madrid“ Raul. The Portuguese talisman netted an unbelievable 451 goals in 438 games, meaning an average of 1.03 goals per game played, for Los Blancos. He netted 312 in LaLiga, 22 in the Copa del Rey, four in the Supercopa de Espana, two in the European Super Cup, six in the Club World Cup and 105 in the Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo will always be remembered in Madrid as the star who took on Raul’s seven shirt and enhanced it. Eden Hazard joined Real in June 2019 again in a blaze of publicity to replace the departing Ronaldo. The fee $113,000,000. He was handed the No.7 jersey and you’ve guessed it – his debut season has been disappointing, to say the least. The curse of the seven jersey or just the pressure of following in the footsteps of a genius?

Eden Hazard

Swapping Spain for Italy, Cristiano received the No.7 shirt from Cuadrado when arriving at Juventus, with the latter now wearing the No.16. The Colombian had taken up the Portuguese superstars number on arriving from Chelsea on-loan ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, his second loan at the Serie A champions.

Cuadrado did agree to vacate his shirt for the former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward when he joined in the summer of 2018. Cuadrado wrote on his Instagram page following the arrival of Ronaldo: “It is better to give than to receive! Blessings Cristiano in this new adventure.”

Later asking his Twitter followers which number he should then take up, the popular number which was suggested was 16 and since then, the 31-year-old has worn it ever since.

By wearing the No.7 at Juventus, Ronaldo has followed in the footsteps of Hasan Salihamidžić, Gianluca Pessoto, and Angelo Di Livio. World Cup winner Didier Deschamps also wore it at Juve. Other stars in the “Juventus 7 club” have included: Andreas Möller, Marco Tardelli, Paolo Di Canio, Antonio Conte and also Giancarlo Marocchi before Ronaldo got to make it his own. Great players all – but none will be remembered as the greatest seven in Juve colours.

Cristiano Ronaldo

On international duty, Ronaldo first wore the No.17 shirt whilst featuring for Portugal at the European Champions back in 2004. The talismanic jersey was worn by legend Luís Figo at the time but after his retirement, Ronaldo soon claimed it. Figo is remembered as a true great but Ronaldo has taken it on to a whole new level captaining his country to Euro championship glory in 2016 beating France on their home ground at the Stade de France 1-0. Ronaldo lifted the trophy wearing, yes, his No.7 jersey.

Some would say it’s ‘lucky number seven’ which has been associated with the number for many years around the world. Who knows, maybe Ronaldo’s next child could be named “sete “ which translates to number seven in Portuguese. Who could blame him if he did?

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