Soccer Star Ronaldo Welcomes Daughter Maria Sofia

12/27/2008 at 03:00 PM ET

Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima and his fiancée Maria Beatriz Anthony received an early Christmas present when they welcomed their first child together! Daughter Maria Sofia was born on Wednesday, December 24th, in Rio de Janeiro, weighing 6.6 lbs and measuring 19 ½ inches. By Maria Beatriz’ side during the delivery, Ronaldo, 32, was ever the proud papa as he cut the baby girl’s umbilical cord.

Maria Sofia joins big brother Ronald, 8, Ronaldo’s son from a previous relationship.

Despite the pregnancy being originally denied by both Ronaldo and Maria Beatriz, Ronaldo’s mother actually confirmed the reports in May saying she was “very happy” with the news.

Source: Yahoo! News

Thanks to CBB readers Abby and Victoria.

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Meg on

One of my favorite players. Congrats Ronnie, now get off your butt and get back in shape.

eva on

Love Ronaldo,congratulations to the family on little Maria Sofia.

jessie on

for a minute i thought this was about cristiano ronaldo, but then i realized it’s the brazilian one, lol. congrats!