Cristiano Ronaldo took to Instagram to express his gratitude towards all those who sent birthday wishes on his 38th birthday on February 5th. The Portuguese soccer legend, considered one of the best players in the sport’s history, marked the occasion on Sunday.
On his birthday, Cristiano Ronaldo received an overwhelming amount of birthday greetings due to his immense popularity on Instagram. The Al-Nassr striker took to the social media platform to express his heartfelt gratitude to his fans with a message.
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He wrote: “Thank you, everyone, for all the birthday messages grateful to have spent the day with my family and friends.” On the occasion of his birthday, Cristiano Ronaldo received greetings from two of his former teams, Sporting CP and Manchester United, both of which played significant parts in shaping his career.
As a birthday present, Cristiano Ronaldo received a special “Cristiano Ronaldo Box” from his childhood club Sporting CP, which showcases some of the most memorable moments of his time there. Despite his recent departure from the club, Manchester United also wished him a happy birthday on his 38th.
Ronaldo recently scored a crucial injury-time penalty for Al-Nassr in a match against Al Fateh, just before his birthday celebration. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s goal helped secure a draw for Rudi Garcia’s team.
Manchester United wished Cristiano Ronaldo a happy birthday despite his tumultuous departure in 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 38th birthday on February 5. The renowned player marked the occasion with his partner Georgina Rodriguez and children in Saudi Arabia, where he is currently located for the soccer season. Despite being far from home, the star athlete is trending on social media due to his massive following.
Manchester United also joined in on wishing their former star player, Cristiano Ronaldo, a happy birthday. Ronaldo had two stints with the renowned club, the most recent of which was an emotional return in 2021 for a two-year period. However, his second stint ended unpleasantly, with Ronaldo criticizing the club in an interview with Piers Morgan. Despite this, Manchester United still extended birthday wishes to the Portuguese player.
Manchester United wish Cristiano Ronaldo a Happy Birthday on Instagram. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/fFfmmmim3E
— The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) February 5, 2023
Following his contentious interview, Ronaldo became a free agent and was without a club during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, shortly after the conclusion of the tournament, he found a new team and signed with the Asian club Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia.
It is reported that Ronaldo is earning a massive 200 million dollars and has a 2.5-year contract with Al-Nassr. He arrived in Saudi last month and made his debut for the club on January 22nd. However, he was unable to play in the first two games for Al-Nassr due to a two-match suspension.