Marcelo pens emotional farewell post to Cristiano Ronaldo

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Real Madrid left-back and Cristiano Ronaldo's best friend at the club, Marcelo paid his tribute to the Portuguese superstar.

Marcelo hailed CR7 as a supreme competitor and a treasured team-mate. Notably, Ronaldo decided to part ways with Real Madrid after a 9-year stint.

Real Madrid sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus for €100 million and their left-back Marcelo took to Instagram to post a farewell for the megastar.

Here is what Marcelo wrote: 

“Who would’ve thought, right Cris? It’s now time to say good-bye...I swear to you that I never imagined this day would come, but nothing in life lasts forever and I hope you get to be very happy in your new adventure.

Quem diria hein Cris!!! É mano chegou a hora de dizer até logo... Te juro q nao imaginava que esse dia chegaria! Mas nada nessa vida é pra sempre, espero q vc seja muito feliz na sua nova caminhada. Foram quase 10 anos do teu lado, 10 anos de alegria, bom futebol, vitorias, derrotas e momentos maravilhosos! Aprendi muito com vc, sua dedicação é a coisa mais bizarra q eu vi em um atleta. Tudo de bom pra vc e sua linda familia! Vou sentir saudades das nossas resenhas antes dos jogos quando vc acertava o resultados e antes das finais nos tranquilizava com tua experiência e o carinho com os mais jovens! Tenho orgulho de ter jogado contigo nao por que VOCE SEJA O MAIOR JOGADOR DA P#RR% TODA e sim pela pessoa q você é!!! quando eu parar de jogar vou sentar no bar tomar uma cerveja e vou contar vaaarias historias e mostrar todas as nossas fotos 😂 Ja ja tamo junto de novo 😉❤️ #M12 🙌🏾

A post shared by Marcelo Vieira Jr. (@marcelotwelve) on Jul 12, 2018 at 12:22am PDT

We spent almost 10 years together, 10 years of happiness, good football, victories, defeats and wonderful times. I learned a lot from you, your dedication is the most strange thing I ever saw in an athlete.

I wish all the best for you and your family!

I will miss our pre-game talks when you guessed the score correctly and calmed us ahead of the Finals with your experience and support!

I’m proud of having played with you but not because you are the best player but because of the kind of person you are.

When I retire I will sit in a bar to drink a beer and I will tell our stories and show our pictures.

Yours sincerely, #M12.”

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