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Cristiano Ronaldo announces that he's now a father of twins

Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to social media to announce that he is a father to twins.

The Real Madrid striker posted to Facebook and Twitter on Thursday shortly Portugal was defeated by Chile in a Confederations Cup semi-final.

Pictured with his new twins, a boy and a girl, he tweeted : "So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life."

On Facebook, he referred to the match: "I was in the service of the national team, as always, body and soul, even though my two children were born."

He added: Unfortunately, we have not been able to achieve the main sporting objective that we wanted, but I am sure we will continue to give joy to the Portuguese people.

"I'm very happy to finally be with my children for the first time."

The footballer also has a son, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jr, from a previous relationship.

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