Cristiano Ronaldo superfan has showed his admiration for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner by getting his name and number tattooed on him.
Ronaldo is one of the biggest athletes in the world and has a gigantic worldwide fanbase that stretches beyond the clubs he’s played for.
And Parthiban from India loves the 37-year-old so much that he has got him inked on back.
The tat covers a good chunk of the fan’s back and has his name at the top, as well as his iconic No.7 below it.
It appears to be in the La Liga font style from when Ronaldo broke countless records playing for Real Madrid.
A large football motif completes the tattoo, which Parthiban shared on Instagram.
Ronaldo himself has never had any tattoos and it’s been reported that he abstains so that he can donate blood regularly.
But Parthiban feels he had to go to extreme lengths to express his fandom and rҽvҽalҽd he cried when Portugal were eliminated from the World Cup.
“I am a huge Ronaldo fan; I love his attitude and his hard work,” he told Newsflash.
“He also came from a middle-class family and I can relate to him.
“He made his country proud and he made Portugal a well-known country around the world. He doesn’t have any bad habits. These qualities and his character made me a fan of him.
“I admire him most, so I decided to tattoo his name and number.
“I know Ronaldo doesn’t like tattoos, but I tattooed for myself and I felt heartbroken when Portugal lost in the World Cup. I was emotional when he cried.
“I posted the tattoo video on Instagram and shared it with some pages. It went viral, which I totally didn’t expect it to be.”
Ronaldo, now at Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia, is to captain a Riyadh XI against Paris Saint-Germain in what could be his final on-pitch meeting with long-time rival Lionel Messi.
The exhibition is slated to take place at the King Fahd International Stadium on Thursday and will be Ronaldo’s first game in the kingdom.
A reported two million online ticket requests were made, while a Saudi businessmen forked out a whopping £2.2 million to secure the ‘Ultimate Pass’ for the fixture.
Cristiano Ronaldo has already forced two major changes at Al-Nassr
Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t just helping new club Al-Nassr out with his goal-laden performances on the pitch, but also influencing changes behind the scenes.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s influence is showing at Al-Nassr
With five goals in as many games for the club, the 38-year-old megastar, who is renowned for his unwavering dedication in training and at home, has raised the bar at Al-Nassr. He has also motivated his teammates to improve their diets and train harder as they compete for the Saudi Pro League championship. That is according to Al-nutritionist, Nassr’s who is an authority on the subject.
Jose Blesa has rҽvҽalҽd Ronaldo’s influence in Riyadh, mirroring how the Portuguese striker’s presence at Manchester United last season encouraged his old team-mates to start eating healthier upon his return to Old Trafford. I haven’t found a more professional footballer than him, Blesa said in a statement to Spanish source Ideal. “I was uncertain, like everyone else, about what it would be like to work with him and if the club was going to change much.
“Every conversation with him is a learning curve. We met and talked about his diet, about how he understands the importance of this and rest for performance. He wears two rest metres: the ring and the bracelet. He is the first to arrive at training and the last to leave. Dealing with him is wonderful.”
Appreciative of Ronaldo’s influence, Blesa added: “Cristiano helps me a lot, because we can no longer teach him anything, but he creates a school around him. The rest of the players do what he does because everything he does is wonderful to improve his performance.
“Since he has been here, all the players have trained more intensely and followed a stricter diet. I have not seen a club like this in which the players improve practically 90 per cent in their body composition every time I see them: they have less fat, more muscle and they do all the exercises at their fingertips. It is a luxury to work there.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s team-mates in Saudi Arabia are taking note of his health and professionalism
It was 18 months ago, shortly after the Portugal captain made his triumphant return to Manchester, that team-mate Lee Grant hilariously rҽvҽalҽd how Ronaldo’s healthy habits had rubbed off on the United squad. “To give you one instance of the impact he is having on the group, this was Friday night in the hotel,” Grant began to TalkSPORT.
“So, as you guys will be aware, you finish your dinner and usually on a Friday night you’ve got some cheat stuff out. You’ve got some apple crumble and custard or you’ve got a bit of brownie and cream. I tell you now, not one player touched the apple crumble and custard, not one player went up for that brownie because everybody was sat down.
“One of the lads said to me, ‘What has Cristiano got on his plate?’ Obviously it is the cleanest, most healthy plate you can imagine. I’ll tell you one of his plates – he had several. One of them was quinoa, avocado and a couple of boiled eggs. This guy is in incredible shape.”