Team captain of Portugal, iconic Cristiano Ronaldo’s house was robbed of personal items as he played for Portugal against Spain on Wednesday night, according to reports.
Four times Ronaldo was unlucky as his shots hit the horizontal bar in the match that ended with a barren draw but greater hard luck was at his Portugal home simultaneously.
The Juventus star, 35, had his £7million home in Madeira burgled while he was off taking on Spain.
Partner Georgina Rodriguez was also away at Paris Fashion Week.
The chancer is claimed to have snuck into the house after a member of Ronaldo’s staff opened the garage door, according to respected local paper Diario de Noticias Madeira.
The thief is said to have got into the £7 million renovated property in the island capital Funchal through an open garage door while the footballer was away with the Portugal national team.
A relative of Ronaldo's raised the alarm on Wednesday morning, according to respected island paper Diario de Noticias Madeira. On Wednesday night, Ronaldo featured in a match against Spain.
The local paper reported that the burglar took the opportunity get in through the garage when it was opened by a maintenance worker.
A signed Juventus shirt, worth around £180, is said to have been among items taken along with other small possessions.
Police are said to be on the hunt for the suspected burglar.
A signed Juventus shirt is said to have been among items taken.
A relative of the footballer raised the alarm on Wednesday.
Police have already visited the property and are said to have identified the thief.
The crook has been described as someone who is already known to them, and was identified thanks to the property’s CCTV.
No arrests have yet been made.
It was not immediately clear if Ronaldo’s mum Dolores or older brother Hugo, who both live at the seven-floor house, were inside the property at the time.
Juventus striker Cristiano spent the early portion of the coronavirus lockdown staying on the top two floors of the house with Georgina and their children.
The incredible property – purchased in 2015 – boasts incredible sea views, as well as two Olympic-sized swimming pools, a jacuzzi and a football pitch after a four-year renovation.
But they later moved to a villa with a garden around half-an-hour’s drive away before flying back to Italy.
Barcelona’s Gerard Pique and former Chelsea frontman Alvaro Morata are among top footballers whose homes have been targeted by thieves.