View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha ComM commonly known as Nani is a Portuguese professional footballer who was born on 17 November 1986. He plays as a winger for, and captains, Major League Soccer side Orlando City SC. Nani represents Portugal in international football, and has played over 100 times for the senior national team. Although predominantly right-footed, he has been utilised on the left wing on many occasions. As Nani's turns 34 years old today, here is a little story of how difficult his childhood was:
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. His father abandoned him at the age of 8 years old while his mother abandoned him at the age of 12 years old. He, his brothers, sisters and cousins stayed with their auntie's for years and slept in the same room. Because his aunt was poor, he only ate once a day but that didn't stop him from achieving his dream of becoming a professional footballer.
′′As others fell into delinquency, Nani was training. He had to walk 5 kilometres a day to go workout and come back because he didn't have enough money to get the train. When he was late he defrauded the train. Police caught him and brought him home once. But nothing could stop him from playing football", his aunt explained. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Happy Birthday to Manchester United and Portugal legend. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.