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Cristiano Ronaldo was named after Ronald Reagan. No, really.

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring against Sporting Gijon on Sunday. Real Madrid won, 5-1. (Francisco Seco/AP)

Move over, Republican presidential candidates. You’ve got competition when it comes to your love of Ronald Reagan and it’s from an unlikely source — Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother Dolores and late father Dinis.

“My parents named me after [Ronald Reagan] because they both liked this name and thought it sounded strong,” Ronaldo, whose full name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro told GQ’s Daniel Riley in a cover story published on Tuesday.

“I know that my father admired him,” the 30-year-old Real Madrid superstar added.

Ronaldo was born on Feb. 5, 1985, while Reagan was still president of the United States, but according to Ronaldo, his dad was a fan long before then. He told Riley that Reagan was his dad’s favorite actor.

That said, we’re not too sure how the Republican leader would’ve felt about Ronaldo’s outfit on the GQ’s cover that accompanied the article. Let’s just say it’s not very conservative.