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Ronaldo Labelled “Most Humble” Footballer After Wholesome Interaction With Iceland Player
- Cristiano Ronaldo has been lauded as the "most humble" footballer following his interaction with an Iceland player
- Despite not scoring, the 38-year-old helped the Selecao end their Euro 2024 Qualifiers with a 100 per cent record
- Ronaldo's Portugal has won all ten games this year, scoring 36 times and only conceding twice
Following Portugal's final UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifying match, Cristiano Ronaldo has earned praise for his exceptional humility during an interaction with an Iceland player.
Known for his prominence in the game, Ronaldo is often approached by opponents seeking to exchange shirts after matches.
This trend persisted in Sunday's qualifier against Iceland, where Portugal secured a 2-0 victory to conclude their campaign, BBC reports.
Despite a relatively quiet performance without scoring, the Al-Nassr superstar remained a sought-after player for obvious reasons. However, when an Iceland player approached the Portuguese phenom for his shirt, Ronaldo politely declined.
Instead, he revealed that he had already given away his shirt to another opponent by opening his jacket, showcasing the gesture.
Ronaldo's graceful act didn't escape the watchful eyes of social media users, who noted and appreciated the veteran forward's display of humility.
How fans reacted to Ronaldo shirt situation
One fan, @leftbackbale, eulogized Ronaldo:
"He's so humble."
Another user, @RMFC_Ronaldo, concurred with @leftbackbale:
"My guy is literally down to earth, and we cannot say the same for a certain midget."
@FahimBD79, who appears to be a Ronaldo fanboy, aimed a subtle jab at his rival Lionel Messi:
"The other guy is too busy at choking opponents."
"I can see he is a very humble guy."
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@kingnasRMFC was filled with emotions seeing Ronaldo explain why he couldn't exchange shirts with the Icelandic player:
"Look at him explaining why."
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Ronaldo melts hearts with gesture towards mascots
In the lead-up to their final fixture against Iceland, Ronaldo - in what could be his last Euro qualifying match - took centre stage with a heartwarming gesture towards the matchday mascots, Sports Brief reported.
The forward dedicated time to acknowledge and salute all the mascots just before the action unfolded at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.
The match concluded with Portugal securing a 2-0 victory, with Bruno Fernandes scoring a brilliant goal from the edge of the box and Ronaldo providing an assist for Ricardo Horta to finish from close range.