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The Portugal international's mother has revealed that the 28-year-old's emotional behaviour during his younger years earned him a rather unflattering moniker

Cristiano Ronaldo's mother Dolores Aveiro has claimed that the Real Madrid attacker was nicknamed 'crybaby' during his youth.

It had already been revealed that the 28-year-old Portugal international was known as 'Abelhinha' and 'Little Bee' a child, but his emotional reactions to disappointing performances also earned him a less flattering name.

"Cristiano was called 'Crybaby' back in the days," the forward's mother told Clarin.

"The tears would start rolling down his cheeks whenever his team-mates didn’t pass the ball to him or when he or one of the others missed a goal, a pass or even if he or his colleagues didn’t play as well as he wanted."

Ronaldo has been in sublime form for Real Madrid this term, netting 12 goals in 10 official appearances for the Santiago Bernabeu side.

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