Ronaldo’s Madeira house burgled after garage door left open in Portugal

Police are reportedly investigating a burglary at Cristiano Ronaldo’s home in Madeira.

The thief is said to have got into the property in the island capital Funchal through an open garage door while the footballer was away with the Portugal national team.

A relative of the Ronaldo’s raised the alarm on Wednesday morning, according to respected island paper Diario de Noticias Madeira. On Wednesday night, Ronaldo featured in a match against Spain.

The local paper reported that the burglar took the opportunity get in through the garage when it was opened by a maintenance worker.

A signed Juventus shirt, worth around £180, is said to have been among items taken along with other small possessions.

Police are already understood to have visited the property and are said to have identified the thief, described as someone who is already known to them, from CCTV cameras. No arrests have yet been made.

It was not immediately clear if Cristiano’s doting mum Dolores or his older brother Hugo, who both live at the seven-floor house, were inside the property at the time.

Meanwhile, his partner Georgina Rodriguez was away at Paris Fashion Week.

Juventus striker Cristiano spent the first part of the coronavirus lockdown earlier this year staying on the top two floors of the house with his partner Georgina Rodriguez and his children after Serie A football was suspended.

They later moved to a villa with a garden around half an hour’s drive away before flying back to Italy.

The former Man U and Real Madrid star played in last night’s 0-0 draw between Portugal and Spain.

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique and former Chelsea frontman Alvaro Morata, are among top footballers whose homes have been targeted by thieves.