While Cristiano Ronaldo might not embody Santa Claus, he managed to fulfill Marcelo’s son, Liam Alves Vieira’s, Christmas wish with a touching present.
The enduring friendship between Ronaldo and Marcelo transcends their footballing careers, persisting even after their departure from Real Madrid and diverging career paths.
Their remarkable on-field chemistry went beyond the pitch, where Marcelo’s offensive prowess on the left wing harmonized seamlessly with Ronaldo’s playing approach.
Ronaldo and Marcelo’s beautiful bond
The partnership between Ronaldo and Marcelo at Real Madrid went beyond mere trophy wins; it was a profound connection that amplified their shared successes.
During their tenure, the dynamic Brazilian full-back adeptly set up Ronaldo for goals an impressive 25 times, as reported by All Fotball. Marcelo’s precision in delivering exquisite crosses was often met by Ronaldo’s trademark towering headers.
Despite their current separate paths in different clubs—Ronaldo at Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr and Marcelo back at Fluminense—their fraternal bond persists, transcending their professional careers.
Ronaldo sends heartfelt gift to Marcelo’s son
During this festive season, their lasting camaraderie was spotlighted as the 38-year-old athlete made a heartfelt gesture by presenting Marcelo’s son with a significant gift, as reported by Essentially Sports.
Alves Vieira, the eight-year-old son of Marcelo, pleasantly surprised his Instagram audience by posting a picture wearing CR7’s Al-Nassr jersey, autographed by the football legend, while standing beside a gorgeously decorated Christmas tree.
With gratitude, he captioned the post, “Thank you so much Cris, I love you. You are my idol.”