A Brazilian footballer who worships Cristiano Ronaldo shared a glimpse into the loving side of the Manchester United star.
Cesinha, 31, has played for Daegu FC in the South Korean K-League for most of his career and that’s how he came into contact with Ronaldo, 36.
In 2019 Juventus traveled to East Asia and competed in a pre-season friendly against an all-star team from the K-League.
Cesinha scored to make it 2-1 for his team and decided to mark his goal with Ronaldo’s signature “Siuuu” celebration – together with some teammates.
CR7 initially looked unimpressed watching from the sidelines, but allowed himself a crooked smile and wonderful humility after the match.
Cesinha relived the story in great detail and told the Portuguese outlet UOL: “It was a day that I never wanted to end.
“I had already agreed to the Brazilian, Éder [partner in Daegu]that if I scored the goal, I’d celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo because I’ve already done it here in the league.
“The gate passed, we made it [the celebration] together, and I saw at the time that he was kind of upset. But I went there and bowed to him so he could see that it wasn’t offensive
“Later I asked about his shirt, right, yes, sure [laughs]. He understood, and I said how much I was his fan, that he is my idol and that a dream will come true that day.
“He was very affectionate, he told me that I was a great player, always believing in the potential to reach unimaginable places. That day never left me. It was ‘the day’. “