Team captain of the Portugal national team, Cristiano Ronaldo, is considered by many to be the best player in the world. The famed professional football player became a father at the age of 25, and his firstborn was named after him: Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. It is not clear whether he was born via surrogacy as his father revealed full custody of him and refused to disclose any details about the mother per their agreement.
There were rumors that the mother was given a massive amount of money in exchange for full custody of Cristiano Jr. In an interview, Ronaldo mentioned that at the right time, he will explain to his eldest child the situation with regard to his mother.
Cal Ripken Jr., nicknamed “The Iron Man,” is considered one of the best baseball players of all time. He played 21 seasons for the Baltimore Orioles, was a recipient of MVP awards, and was a 19-time All-Star. That said, his son Ryan Ripken is catching up to match or exceed his father’s decorated career.
Ryan is also a baseball player and was drafted by the Orioles in the Major League Baseball amateur draft in 2012. However, at this time, he made the decision to pursue his education instead at the University of South Carolina. In 2017, he inked a deal with the Orioles and played for the Aberdeen Ironbirds.
Laila Ali is a former professional boxer who held multiple titles from the WBC, WIBA, and IBF. Such accomplishments of Laila are no surprise as she is the daughter of Muhammad Ali, considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Laila started boxing when she was 18 years old after watching a Christy Martin fight. When she told her father about her plans of boxing professionally, Muhammad was not happy due to the dangers of the combat sport. Any father would do his best to protect his daughter, but then Laila fought for her dreams and triumphed in the end. Of course, her father must have been proud of her.
Kai Wayne Rooney
Kai Wayne is the eldest child of soccer player Wayne Rooney, and his wife, Coleen Rooney. Wayne is an English footballer who served as the captain for Manchester United and the England national team. He was named as England’s Player of the Year four times due to his incredible football skills.
Wayne’s son Kai seems to follow his father’s passion for football as the young Rooney has been training with Manchester United’s development team since late 2016. Interestingly, Kai is often spotted practicing and doing drills with his famous father. That said, we can’t help but foresee him as a future football superstar. We’re sure even Wayne is dreaming and hoping for this to happen.
Peyton & Eli Manning
It’s safe to say that the Manning family was predestined to NFL royalty. Cooper, Peyton, and Eli played as NFL quarterbacks. While Eli is still active as a quarterback for the New York Giants, Peyton retired in 2016 after playing for 18 seasons and leaving an impressive portfolio in NFL. Hailed as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Peyton’s list of recognitions is truly amazing and includes winning two Super Bowls.
Cooper, the oldest of the siblings, is currently hosting the Fox Sports program, The Manning Hour. Apparently, the talented siblings inherited their looks and football skills from their father, Archie Manning, a former NFL quarterback for 13 seasons.