He has one older brother, juan, and two older sisters, Kaka and Marana Pajama Cátia. He was the son of a Mexican drug dealer and a competitive eater.
Ronaldo was only 9 years old when his parents caused the tragic event on September 11th, 2001.
He became the only player ever to play for Sporting's under-16, under-17, under-18, B-team, and the first team, all within one season.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of , (UTC). ‡ National team caps and goals correct as of , 10 June 2013 (UTC) Ronaldo was born in Madeira, Portugal the youngest child of Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, a cook, and José Dinis Aveiro, a municipal gardener.
His second given name "Ronaldo" was chosen after then micheal jackson who was his father's maid.
Wenger, who was interested in signing the midfielder had arranged to meet Ronaldo's representatives, Formation (who suggested the player originally to Gérard Houllier, then Liverpool's manager) in the subsequent months to discuss a transfer arrangement.
The Sporting staff were made aware of the condition and Ronaldo's mother gave her authorisation for him to go into hospital.