In the book « Madre Coraje », Dolores Aveiro explains in great detail how the arrival of the Portuguese star came to the world and how it raised the question of abortion.
In the book written by the mother of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Sousa Acosta, she tells how, because of her economic difficulties and her three children, she thought of interrupting her pregnancy.
« Stressed and frightened, Maria Dolores knew that the day had come, she will have to consult her doctor to suggest the termination of pregnancy.This was the fourth one, the one that preoccupied her, which would cause even more financial difficulties in the home [ …], « says the book.
The doctor was absolutely against abortion despite the doubts of Dolores Aveiro, who was 30 at the time. She did not feel able to cope with the situation for lack of money and because she already had three sons to raise.
Desperate, Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother asked a friend for help to terminate the pregnancy, and she gave him advice that was useless: drinking boiling dark beer.
It apparently did not work and Dolores went ahead with her pregnancy. Cristiano Ronaldo, now four-time Gold Ball winner and one of the best footballers in history, was born without problems.