Cristiano Ronaldo signs autographs in Shanghai


He’s touched down in Shanghai ahead of a brief pre-season appearance in China.

And Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, looked in good spirits as he signed footballs at the Chinese super league on Saturday.

The Portuguese sporting star had good reason to be upbeat, after he confirmed his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is expecting their first child.

And he was greeted by head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari of Guangzhou, before giving his football boots to Ma Chengquan, chairman of Chinese Super League.

He then took to Instagram sharing a snap as he played football against the backdrop of the city.

Captioning the image, Ronaldo wrote: ‘Hello China! I’m here for 3 days. Ready for brilliance #CR7Live.’

The Real Madrid superstar has made the trip to the Far East and has been given a huge welcome by his mass of followers.

The sports star is in China where he is expected to sign a new major endorsement deal with Mint Media and attend events in Beijing and Shanghai.

Last week Cristiano confirmed girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is pregnant with his fourth child following months of speculation.


The 32-year-old was asked by Spanish news outlet El Mundo whether he was ‘happy’ to have another child on the way, he replied: ‘Yes, very much.’

Georgina, 23, has been pictured sporting a small bump in recent months, but her mother had previously denied she was expecting.

The footballer legend has only just welcomed two new additions to his growing family following the birth of twins Mateo and Eva in June.

Georgina, who began dating the footballer last year, is already thought to be close to Ronaldo’s twins, who are his second and third children (Cristiano Jr is seven now).

Ronaldo has admitted his newborn babies are ‘precious’ after Eva and Mateo were born via surrogate.

While the identity of his son’s mother has remained a mystery, past reports have claimed that she lived in San Diego and was allegedly paid £10million by the footballer.

A source told a Portuguese newspaper: ‘They are very happy with the arrival of the baby. Everyone adores Georgina and are satisfied with this relationship.’