Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best soccer players on the planet, and his success is even more eye-opening when you take into account his rocky past.

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In a new trailer for a documentary about his life, Ronaldo, and according to USA Today’s For The Win, it features a revealing conversation with his mother, who admits that she “wanted to have an abortion” while she was pregnant with the Real Madrid superstar.

“Cristiano was an unwanted baby but he’s given me so much joy,” says Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, Ronaldo’s mother, before going on to say they laugh about the situation now, considering how far they’ve come. Just to put it in perspective, at just the age of 30, Ronaldo is just the third player in world football history to score 25 international goals in a calendar year, and the first ever to score 40 goals in a professional league for two consecutive seasons. There’s a reason he broke the most expensive football contract record with his 2009-2013 deal.


Ronaldo will be in theaters on November 9.