A Cristiano Ronaldo superfan has shown his admiration for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner by getting his name and number tattooed.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest athletes in the world and has a massive global fanbase that extends beyond the clubs he played for.
India’s Parthiban loves the 37-year-old so much that he got a tattoo of him on his back.
The tattoo covers much of the fan’s back and features his name at the top, as well as his iconic number 7 at the bottom.
He seems to be in the style of La Liga policing from the days when Ronaldo broke countless records while 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 has been reported that he abstains so he can donate blood regularly.
But Parthiban feels he had to go all the way to vent his fanaticism and revealed he cried when Portugal were knocked out of the World Cup.”I’m a big fan of Ronaldo, I like his attitude and his hard work,” he told Newsflash.
“He also comes from a middle class family and I can relate to him.
“He made his country proud and he made Portugal a country known all over the world. He has no bad habits. These qualities and his character made me a fan of his.
“I look up to him a lot, so I decided to get his name and number tattooed.
“I know Ronaldo doesn’t like tattoos, but I tattooed him for myself and was heartbroken when Portugal lost the World Cup. I was moved when he cried.
“I posted the video of the tattoo on Instagram and shared it with a few pages. It went viral, which I totally didn’t expect. »
Ronaldo, who is currently at Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia, will captain a Riyadh XI against Paris Saint-Germain in what could be his last encounter on the pitch with longtime rival Lionel Messi.
The encounter, which takes place at the King Fahd International Stadium on Thursday, will be Ronaldo’s first game in the kingdom.
Two million ticket requests were made online, while a Saudi businessman paid a staggering £2.2million to get the ‘Ultimate Pass’ for the match.