A BRAZILIAN couple who have thirteen sons have vowed to keep having babies until they get a girl.
Irineu Cruz and his wife Jucicleide Silva have been trying for a daughter for almost 20 years.
Irineu Cruz and his wife Jucicleide Silva have had thirteen sons and still plan to have more children.
The family, who live in Concei ao de Coit , Brazil, hoped their thirteenth child would be a game-changer but instead the midwife announced it was yet another boy.
The couple have been trying for a daughter for nearly two decades
The couple – from Conceiçao de Coité, near Salvador in Bahia State – now have enough boys to make up their own football team.
And the kids – aged from one month to 18 years old – are even named after Brazilian football Stars
Farmer Irineu, 40, said: “When Jucicleide first got pregnant we agreed she could choose the girls’ names and I would choose the names if they were boys.
“So as more and more boys came along, I decided to celebrate South American football by naming my sons after the players I liked.”
The family’s newest addition was christened Ronaldo after the Brazil legend who played for Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
Little Ronaldo joins brothers Robson (18), Reinan (17), Rauan (15), Rubens (14), Rivaldo (13), Ruan (12), Ramon (10), Rincon (9), Riquelme (7), Ramires (5), Railson (3) and Rafael (2).
The footie-mad family even play as a team, taking on the local village club every weekend in a game Irineu referees.
The brothers play football as a team, taking on the local village club every weekend
The farmer said Reinan, 17, (pictured holding Rafael, 2) prefers chasing girls to football.
Taking care of so many kids is a full-time job and Jucicleide revealed she doesn’t have time for much else.
She said: “Every lunch time I cook a kilo of rice, a kilo of beans and an extra-large packet of macaroni.
“Of course there are times when things are tough but nobody ever goes hungry. “If we have one loaf of bread, it’s divided and shared between everybody. “The good thing is that all my boys are well behaved.”
But she revealed she still has her heart set on a little girl.
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