Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is a new dad

It's a boyyyyyyyyy!

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo announced on Saturday that he is a proud new papa, according to People.com.

"It is with great joy and emotion that I inform I have recently become father to a baby boy," the Team Portugal player wrote on his Facebook page.

The identity of the baby's mother has not been revealed, and Ronaldo, 25 – who once linked with Kim Kardashian and counts nearly 6.5 million fans on the social networking site – says that he will he will raise the boy on his own.

"As agreed with the baby's mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential, my son will be under my exclusive guardianship," he wrote.

No date for the birth was given. The 25-year-old Ronaldo is not married and he has asked for his child's privacy to be respected.

Read the rest of the People story here.