Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in tears after being shown footage of his late father.
The emotional moment took place during his revealing interview with Piers Morgan, which is being shown on UK television on Sunday night.
Ronaldo was shown a film of Jose Dinis Aveiro, an alcoholic who died of liver failure at the age of 52.
In the short clip, Mr Aveiro was seen talking about Ronaldo while stood on his doorstep.
Ronaldo, crying, said: “I never saw the video. I never saw that video. Unbelievable.”
Asked how it felt to hear his father talking of his pride at his son’s achievements, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star added: “Yes, a lot.
“I think the interview would be funny, but I didn’t expect to cry. But I never saw these images. I don’t know where you… I have to have these images to show my family.
“But I really don’t know my father 100 per cent. I respect and love him alot. He stood by me. But unfortunately He was addicted to alcohol. And, That is the reason he left me and my family so early. I never spoke with him, like a normal conversation. It was hard.”
“My every achievement and award is for him and my family. Sometime i wish him to be here with us but all in God’s hand. I believe he is watching me from top.”
(Ronaldo was just 20 when his father died and missed many of the biggest moments of his career.)