Read Christiano Ronaldo’s farewell letter to Real Madrid fans
Christiano Ronaldo has penned a heartfelt open letter to fans of Real Madrid Football Club of Spain, after leaving that club for Juventus of Italy. Real Madrid announced yesterday that Ronaldo is to join Juventus for 105 million pounds, on a four-year deal.
Ronaldo is considered as one of the World’s greatest footballers of all time. He spent nine years in Real Madrid and won several titles for that club, including two La Liga crowns, two Copas del Rey, two UEFA Super Cups, three FIFA Club World Cups and four Champions League trophies.
Here is his farewell letter:
“These years in Madrid, and in this city of Madrid, have been possibly the happiest of my life. I only have feelings of enormous thanks for this club, this fanbase and this city. I can only give thanks to all of them for the love and affection that I have received.
“These have been nine absolutely marvelous years. These have been nine unique years. It has been an emotional time for me, full of consideration because Real Madrid takes the most out of you but I know very well that I won’t be able to ever forget that here I’ve enjoyed football in a completely unique way.
“I have had on the field and in the dressing room some fabulous team-mates, I have felt the heat of an incredible fanbase and together we have won three consecutive Champions Leagues and four in five years. Together with those I have the individual satisfaction of having won four Ballon d’Or and three Golden Boots. All during my spell in this immense, extraordinary club.
“Real Madrid has conquered my heart and that of my family, and that is why more than ever I want to say thanks: thanks to the club, to the president, to the directors, to my friends, to all the coaches, doctors, physios, incredible workers that make everything function that are attending tirelessly to every detail.
“I have reflected a lot and I know that the moment has arrived for a new cycle. I am leaving but this shirt, this badge and the Santiago Bernabeu I will continue to feel as something that is mine wherever I go.
“Thank you to everyone and, of course, like I said for the first time in our stadium nine years ago: Hala Madrid!”