Sports stars with the most children, after dad of four Cristiano Ronaldo revealed Georgina Rodriguez is having twins
CRISTIANO RONALDO is to be a dad again.
The Man Utd legend, 36, took to Instagram to reveal his partner Georgina Rodriguez is expecting twins.
The Portuguese ace already has four children, Cristiano Jr, Alana, Eva, and Mateo.
And the new arrivals will bring his brood up to six kids.
But he's not the first sports star to want a big family. Here's more athletes who have lots of offspring.
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, SIX
Ronaldo is tied with boxing legend De La Hoya, who fathered six children as a prizefighter with four different women.
But in 2000, he was slapped with a £45million palimony lawsuit from one of his baby mamas.
The scandal came at the same time his then-girlfriend Shanna Moakler, mother of his daughter Atiana, saw the 'Golden Boy' walking along the red carpet with another women at the Latin Grammy Awards.
MIKE TYSON, EIGHT
'Iron Mike' has fathered eight children during his lifetime, with an unspecified number of mothers.
He has been married three times to Robin Givens, Monica Turner and is currently with Lakiha Spicer.
However, Mike was struck by tragedy in 2009, when one of his daughters died in a freak accident aged four.
Previously, Tyson said he wasn't worthy of his kids after living a wild lifestyle.
He said: "I’m totally broke. I had a lot of fun…I’m very grateful. I don’t deserve to have the wife that I have; I don’t deserve the kids that I have, but I do, and I’m very grateful".
MUHAMMAD ALI, NINE
'The Greatest' may not be with us anymore, but he's certainly left his legacy behind in the ring and in his kids.
In total, Ali has nine kids from relationships with five different women.
He had four children with his second wife, Belinda Boyd. Then, two daughters with Veronica Porché, as well as an adopted son with fourth wife Yolanda Williams.
Ali also fathered two more children from extra-marital relationships.
One of them, Laila Ali followed in his footsteps as a boxer.
WILLIE ANDERSON, NINE
Anderson played in the NBA for the likes of San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks and Miami Heat.
But the well-travelled basketball star was more famous for his exploits away from the court.
He had nine children with seven different women, which would later come back to haunt him.
In 2003, Willie was reportedly forced to pay £1.3m to the IRS in back payments for child support he owed to three separate women.
JASON CAFFEY, 10
With the amount of travelling around the States basketball pros do, they often have fun on the road.
Caffey was a member of the Chicago Bulls team in the 1990s that swept the NBA and won two championships.
He fathered 10 children – which was more than the points he averaged per game, 7.3.
In 2009, a judge ordered Caffey to pay £150,000 in child support to one of the eight women he got pregnant, as well as her lawyer's legal fees.
TRAVIS HENRY, 11
Henry played for the Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos in the NFL.
And it was lucky he had seven years in the game and earned a packet, after fathering 11 kids with 10 different mothers.
However, in 2009 child support payments caught up with him – and he owed over £12,000, which led to an arrest.
The same year, he was sentenced to three years in jail for his part in a drug trafficking operation.
His lawyer revealed he has to pay around £150,000 annually in child support.
EVANDER HOLYFIELD, 11
Another boxing legend, Holyfield's 11 children came from six different women.
Two of this kids came out of wedlock, as Evander showed he was just as active outside the ring as he was in it.
During his career, he amassed a fortune of around £160million.
So, in 2013 he had no excuse in owing £400,000 in child support.
However, gambling problems, as well as messy divorces stripped his finances.
GEORGE FOREMAN, 12
It's lucky for Foreman he found a life after boxing with his grills.
The religious heavyweight legend had 12 children, including two that he adopted, with four women.
Rather brilliantly, all of his sons are called George, while he has a daughter named Georgetta.
He said: "I named all my sons George Edward Foreman. And I tell people, 'If you’re going to get hit as many times as I’ve been hit by Mohammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Evander Holyfield – you’re not going to remember many names.'
And he is a proud father too. "You may have even an ex-wife or ex-husband, but you can never have ex-children,” he said in his book.
Sadly, his daughter Freeda, who followed his footsteps into the ring, died after she was found hanged in 2019.
CALVIN MURPHY, 14
An NBA hall of famer, Murphy has an astonishing 14 kids from nine relationships.
However, disturbing allegations in 2004 were made by five of his daughters, who were all born out of wedlock, that he sexually abused them.
Two of his daughters born in wedlock defended him, and he was eventually cleared of the charges after a lack of evidence.
Still, his reputation as a family man was tarnished because of his extra-marital affairs.
One of the greatest footballers ever, Garrincha lived a colourful life off the pitch.
He fathered (at least) 14 children, had a scandalous affair with pop singer Elza Soares, killed his mother-in-law in a car crash, squandered his money and drank himself into an early grave in 1983 at the age of 49.
One of the kids, Ulf Lindberg was born from a brief relationship Garrincha had with a local during a trip to Sweden.
Lindberg played in his homeland, before a knee injury cut his career short.
However, his son Martin, and Garrincha's grandson, Henrik Johansson was on Brentford's books until 2019.
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