Cristiano Ronaldo Sends Heartwarming Message to Former Club: "i Hope to See You Soon"

Cristiano Ronaldo Sends Heartwarming Message to Former Club: "i Hope to See You Soon"

  • Cristiano Ronaldo is regarded as a club legend at Sporting Lisbon as it was where he shot to prominence from
  • The five-time Ballon d'Or winner joined Sporting's academy at a tender age of 12 and managed to grow through the ranks before he left in 2003
  • The club's academy was recently marking its 20th anniversary and Ronaldo took the time to send them a heartwarming message
  • In his message to the Portuguese club, Ronaldo suggested he is planning to wind up his football career with them

Manchester United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a heartwarming message to Sporting Lisbon.

Ronaldo is widely regarded as a Sporting legend, having emerged from the Portuguese club to shoot to stardom.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Premier League, Old Trafford. Photo by Oli SCARFF.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during a Premier League match between Man United and Newcastle at Old Trafford. Photo by Oli SCARFF.
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So adored the striker is at the club that they named their academy after the five-time Ballon d'Or winner in honour of his achievements in football.

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According to Sportskeeda, Sporting Lisbon renamed their academy after the United icon back in September 2020 to commemorate his unmatched legacy.

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Ronaldo joined Sporting’s youth side at the tender age of 12 and grew through the ranks to make his first-team debut for the club five years later in 2002.

He went on to catch the attention of top European clubs, with Man United eventually snapping him for £12.24 million in the summer of 2003.

Cristiano Ronaldo sends Sporting Lisbon special message

The former Real Madrid star has now taken the time to send Sporting Lisbon a special message on the 20th anniversary of their academy.

In a heartwarming video message to Sporting Lisbon which the club shared via Twitter, Ronaldo promised to "see them soon" in a coded language that implied he is planning to retire at the club.

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“Congratulations on the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Academy, for all the goals you have achieved, and for all the success you have achieved," he said.
"It is a great honor to have the Academy bear my name, and I hope to see you soon," he added.

Source: Sports Brief News