There was a well-deserved outpouring of praise for the legendary Portuguese forward as he announced his transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus today.
We’ll remember this day for quite some time.
It had been brewing behind closed doors for a while but today finally came the announcement that Cristiano Ronaldo would be leaving the Santiago Bernabéu for Turin-giants Juventus – bringing to an end a nine-year stint at the Spanish club.
After winning his third consecutive Champions League final for Madrid last season, the questions surrounding Ronaldo’s future came soon after, mainly because there wasn’t much that was left for him to achieve.
And so his time in La Liga will soon come to an end and today, following the transfer being made official, there an outpouring of respect Cristiano from his fellow players, managers and beyond.
.@Cristiano, your goals, your numbers and everything we've won together speak for themselves. You have earned a special place in the history of @RealMadrid. As Madridistas we'll remember you always. It's been a pleasure to play alongside you, bicho. Big hig and good luck! ??? pic.twitter.com/NaywaDd3gw
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) July 10, 2018
Benvenuto a Torino, Cristiano ?? We had a great time together in Madrid, I can‘t wait to get back to work with you! Today is a special day for @juventusfc! ?? #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve #SK6 @cristiano pic.twitter.com/iU4ULPeHmg
— Sami Khedira (@SamiKhedira) July 10, 2018
I don’t think we’ll ever see a rivalry like Messi’s Barca v Ronaldo’s Madrid again… Not in my lifetime.
Truly one for the ages.
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) July 10, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 105 Champions League goals for Real Madrid; 19.6% of their total in the competition since it was introduced in 1992.
He joined the club in 2009. ? pic.twitter.com/0Lhow5JdcC
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 10, 2018
— Muhammad Fahad. (@TheCristianoGuy) July 10, 2018
An incredible player and a top guy! It has been a pleasure to play alongside you for the last 5 years. Good luck for the future my friend ???? pic.twitter.com/KBYLMYaWjP
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) July 10, 2018
— Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) July 10, 2018
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena