Ronaldo All Set To Debut For Real Madrid

July 7th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by GD  

ron_denisdoyleThe magician of football, Christiano Ronaldo was greeted by thousands of adoring fans, as the super star of world football was officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Monday evening.

The former Manchester United player, who moved to the Bernabeu in which is said to be a world record 80 million pound deal was overwhelmed by the immense reception he received from the crowd that were present to catch a glimpse of the superstar. A highly emotional Ronaldo said that it was his “childhood dream” to play for the Spanish giants.

It is thought that as many as 80,000 fans had gathered at the stadium for the event, thus making it the largest gathering in history of football since the legendary, Diego Maradona’s transfer to Napoli from Barcelona which attracted as many as 75,000 crowds in the year 1984.

“I am so happy to be here. For me, I have made my childhood dream a reality, which was nothing less than playing for Real Madrid,” the footballer addressed the supporters inside the crowd, who were craving to catch a glimpse of the Portuguese superstar. While expressing his views over the club at a press conference, Christiano Ronaldo said, “Real Madrid is the closest club to my heart.”

The magician of dribbling also stated that it was quite disheartening for him to leave England. “Thank you to all (United supporters), the boss (Sir Alex Fergusson), friends and team mates. I have been there for six years and have friends in England. But they respect my decision,” Ronaldo quipped.

Ronaldo was brought on to the stage which displayed all of the club’s European Cups. Ronaldo is supposed to wear the number nine shirt. High expectation awaits from his side as Real Madrid looks forward to kick start the season with a bang.

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