As the world and the football community mourn the tragic loss of football legend Diego Maradona, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most expected to react after the news of the death of his childhood idol broke.
Ronaldo shared a friendly relationship with the Argentine legend Diego Maradona, who was there to deliver the 2017 FIFA The Best Award personally. That season saw Cristiano Ronaldo live probably the most dominant year of his football career, which made him the undisputed best player of the world in 2017.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo was honoured as both legendary players Maradona and Ronaldo Nazario handed him the award after that season. Cristiano Ronaldo, thus, felt a close connection with Maradona for this and many more moments to remember they shared. Moreover, Maradona was the kind of person that easily connects with everyone around the world.
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Also, no so many footballers have his charisma, with Cristiano the only who can match the legend in that aspect. Hence, this connection with someone as special as Maradona means that Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to react following Diego Maradona’s tragic loss.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Tribute To Diego Maradona On Social Media
It might have taken Ronaldo a few minutes to find the words to express his feelings after the loss of one of his childhood idols and legend. But finally, he does, and it was a heartfelt message accompanied by a black and white picture of the two sharing a smile.
In the tag section of the Instagram post, Ronaldo wrote; “Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten.”
Now it’s Cristiano Ronaldo’s turn to honour Maradona’s tragic loss by playing his best football and dedicate a goal after scoring on the pitch.
Rest in power, Diego Maradona the legend!