Cristiano Ronaldo’s farewell letter to Real Madrid is sadder than a breakup
The Madrid club has unveiled its content on Instagram
After 9 years at Real Madrid, the Spanish football club has announced on July 10 the departure of Cristiano “CR7” Ronaldo for Juventus Turin. It was obviously a tear for the player who wanted to write a long farewell letter that Real has transcribed on Instagram..
“These years in Real Madrid, and in this city of Madrid, have probably been the happiest of my life.
I have only feelings of enormous gratitude for this club, for these supporters and for this city. I can only thank them all for the love and affection I have received.
However, I think the time has come to open a new stage in my life and that’s why I asked the club to agree to transfer me. I feel so and I ask everyone, especially our fans, to understand me.
It has been 9 wonderful years. Nine unique years. It was a very emotional time for me, but also difficult because Real Madrid is very demanding, but I know very well that I will never forget that here I lived the football of a unique way.
I had fabulous teammates on the field and in the locker room, I felt the heat of incredible fans and together we won 3 Champions League in a row and 4 in 5 years. And with them too, at the individual level, I have the satisfaction of winning 4 Gold Balls and 3 Gold Shoes. All this during my stage in this huge and extraordinary club.
Real Madrid has won my heart and that of my family, and for that and more than ever I want to say thank you: thank you to the club, the president, the leaders, my colleagues, all the coaches, the doctors, physiotherapists and incredible workers who make everything work and tirelessly take care of every detail.
Thank you very much, again, to our fans. And thanks to Spanish football. During these 9 exciting years, I had great players in front of me. My respect and gratitude go to all of you. I have thought a lot and I know that the time has come for a new cycle. I’m leaving, but this jersey, this badge and the Santiago Bernabéu will always remain in my heart wherever I am.
Thank you all and, of course, as I said this first time in our stadium 9 years ago: Hala Madrid! ”
In return, the club has prepared a video compilation “#GraciasCristiano” of the best moments of CR7 under the jerseymerengue . Thank you Cristiano.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) July 10, 2018