Cristiano Ronaldo and family protected by former elite special forces twins who served in Afghanistan

Cristiano Ronaldo and his family are being protected by twin brothers who served in an elite special forces unit in Afghanistan.

The 36-year-old footballer – who signed for Man United for the second time in August – was previously seen guarded by the brothers in September, shortly after they were hired, as he prepared to fly to Switzerland with the squad for a Champions League match.

One of the twins was also seen earlier this month at the birthday party hosted by his pregnant girlfriend Georgia Rodriguez for their daughter Alana Martina, four, in Madrid.

Security: Cristiano Ronaldo and his family are protected by twin brothers who served in an elite special forces unit in Afghanistan

The bodyguards have now been revealed as brothers Sergio and Jorge Ramalheiro, former soldiers who fought in Afghanistan before continuing to join a close protection unit of Portuguese police protecting judges and politicians.

The Portuguese celeb magazine Flash said the twins, part of a set of triplets, had been hired by Cristiano after they asked to go on unpaid leave from PSP police to pursue other interests.

The third brother, named as Alexandre, is still believed to be working as a police officer.

An insider told local media: ‘Sergio and Jorge dress elegantly and look very normal.

Guards: The 36-year-old footballer - who signed for Man United for the second time in August - was previously seen guarded by the brothers in September, shortly after they were hired, as he was preparing to fly to Switzerland with the squad for a Champions League League match

Guards: The 36-year-old footballer – who signed for Man United for the second time in August – was previously seen guarded by the brothers in September, shortly after they were hired, as he was preparing to fly to Switzerland with the squad for a Champions League League match

“They are able to mingle with the crowd, but they are quick to think, see and act at the right time.”

Cristiano’s security team caught the eye as the twins accompanied him to Manchester Airport for the start of his team’s Champions League campaign against the Swiss team Young Boys.

The stylish couple, whose identity had not been revealed at the time, helped the forward with his luggage after dropping him off for the flight.

Reports at the time said the Portuguese national team player and his family would receive protection around the clock after his return to Old Trafford.

The star – who recently announced that girlfriend Georgina was pregnant with twins – is said to have taken steps to increase his security after being warned he was going to become a ‘magnet’ for criminal gangs.

Family: One of the twins (pictured right) was also seen earlier this month at the birthday party hosted by his pregnant girlfriend Georgia Rodriguez for their daughter Alana Martina, four, in Madrid

Family: One of the twins (pictured right) was also seen earlier this month at the birthday party hosted by his pregnant girlfriend Georgia Rodriguez for their daughter Alana Martina, four, in Madrid

Revealed: Bodyguards have now been revealed as brothers Sergio and Jorge Ramalheiro, former soldiers who fought in Afghanistan before continuing to join a close-knit protection unit of a Portuguese police force that protects judges and politicians

Revealed: Bodyguards have now been revealed as brothers Sergio and Jorge Ramalheiro, former soldiers who fought in Afghanistan before continuing to join a close-knit protection unit of a Portuguese police force that protects judges and politicians

In the past, Cristiano has been protected by a former MMA fighter and a former elite paratrooper.

Former paratrooper Nuno Marecos helped keep the footballer safe while still playing for Spanish Real Madrid.

At the time his identity became public in June 2018, Nuno was described as the leader of a group of men based in a city near Lisbon who entertained crowds in bullfighting in their spare time.

The males form a line facing the bull and risk being injured and killed by encouraging it to charge them before grabbing the animal and trying to overpower it with their combined strength.

Protection: Cristiano's security team caught the eye as the twins accompanied him to Manchester Airport for the start of his team's Champions League campaign against the Swiss team Young Boys

Protection: Cristiano’s security team caught the eye as the twins accompanied him to Manchester Airport for the start of his team’s Champions League campaign against the Swiss team Young Boys

Eight men – known as forcados – use their muscles and intelligence to oppress the bull.

Nuno was described as the leader of his group in the Portuguese city of Chamusca, 70 kilometers from Lisbon, and the first man to face the bull, whose task it is to egg the animal on to make it let go before he grabs hold of its head. and holds on to its neck while his team piles up.

A former MMA fighter named Goncalo Salgado was also pictured watching Cristiano at the 2018 Champions League final in Kiev.

The 6 ft 2 man mountain, which has previously protected star surfers like Kelly Slater and Gabriel Medina, holds an MMA record of seven fights with five KOs as super heavyweights between 2006 and 2011.

The twins, who are now watching over Cristiano and his family, come from a place called Ansiao near the town of Pombal, which is a two-hour drive north of Lisbon.

Keeps him safe: Reports at the time said the Portuguese national team player and his family would receive protection around the clock after his return to Old Trafford

Keeps him safe: Reports at the time said the Portuguese national team player and his family would receive protection around the clock after his return to Old Trafford

Siblings entered the Army right from school and ended up in a special forces unit called the Commandos, which was established in Angola in 1962.

Their war cry Mama Sumae is taken from a South Angolan tribe and is translated as ‘Here we are, ready for the sacrifice.’

Their mother Leonilde, who was thrown into the spotlight when her triplets made headlines in their home country with their decision to serve their country, joked in a June 2004 report in the national newspaper Correio da Manha: ‘They only come home every fortnight to wash their clothes. ‘

A former lieutenant colonel, under whom the triplets served, told the newspaper at the time: ‘They are very strong mentally and physically.’

It comes after Cristiano and girlfriend Georgina announced on Instagram last month that they were expecting twins and radiated that their ‘hearts are full of love’.

Congratulations!  It comes after Cristiano and girlfriend Georgina announced on Instagram last month that they were expecting twins and exclaimed that their 'hearts are full of love'

Congratulations! It comes after Cristiano and girlfriend Georgina announced on Instagram last month that they were expecting twins and exclaimed that their ‘hearts are full of love’

Cristiano, who will welcome his second and third child with Georgina, 27, wrote: ‘Glad to announce that we are expecting twins. Our hearts are full of love – we can not wait to meet you. ‘

The athlete’s post showed himself and Georgina proudly showing their twins’ ultrasound, along with a picture of his four children swimming together.

The Argentine beauty shared the same images and captions on her own grid.

Georgina shares daughter Alana with Cristiano, and the Manchester United star also has son Cristiano Jnr, 11, and twins Eva and Mateo, four.

Announcement: Cristiano, who wants to welcome his second and third child with Georgina, 27, wrote: 'Glad to announce that we are expecting twins.  Our hearts are full of love - we can not wait to meet you '

Announcement: Cristiano, who wants to welcome his second and third child with Georgina, 27, wrote: ‘Glad to announce that we are expecting twins. Our hearts are full of love – we can not wait to meet you ‘

Cute: Along with the message, Cristiano posted a picture of himself with his four children Cristiano Jnr, 11, Eva and Mateo, four, and Alana in the swimming pool

Cute: Along with the message, Cristiano posted a picture of himself with his four children Cristiano Jnr, 11, Eva and Mateo, four, and Alana in the swimming pool

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