Cristiano Ronaldo and his family are currently being protected by a pair of twins who served as soldiers with an elite special forces unit in Afghanistan.
On Monday morning, one of Ronaldo's bodyguards crashed his £.1.7 million Bugatti into the side of the Manchester United superstar's holiday home in Majorca, after the 37-year-old had it shipped out for his family vacation on the Spanish island. The driver of the car has not been named.
However, Ronaldo is accompanied at all times by brothers Sergio and Jorge Ramalheiro – who are two of a set of triplets. After leaving the Portuguese special forces, they joined a national police unit guarding local politicians and judges, before being hired as Ronaldo's personal bodyguards last year.
A source told Portuguese media: "Sergio and Jorge dress elegantly and look very normal. They are capable of mixing with the crowd but they are quick to think, see and act at the right moment."
They joined the army straight from school and ended up in a special forces unit called the Commandos, who were created in Angola, a former Portuguese colony, in 1962. Their war cry 'Mama Sumae', is taken from a southern Angolan tribe and translates as 'here we are, ready for the sacrifice'.
Their mum Leonilde joked in a June 2004 report in national newspaper Correio da Manha: "They only come home every fortnight to wash their clothes."
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Ronaldo's new security team first caught the eye when they accompanied him to Manchester Airport ahead of United's trip to Switzerland for the first Champions League match of the season in September, after being spotted helping the forward with his luggage through the terminal.
It isn't known whether it was one of the twins who crashed Ronaldo's car in Majorca, or another member of his security detail, but it's understood the former Real Madrid forward wasn't in the vehicle at the time, nor were there any other injuries reported.
Ronaldo had travelled down with his five children and his partner Georgina Rodriguez on a £20million private jet following his spell on international duty with Portugal to stay in a luxury £10,000-per-night mansion, which was apparently recommended to him by former Real Madrid team-mate and close friend Sergio Ramos.
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