Often regarded as the best female player of all-time, Brazilian football ace, Marta, revealed Cristiano Ronaldo as the inspiration behind her love for Real Madrid.
Real recognizes real! Yeah, it’s that simple. Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Marta have had numerous encounters under award ceremonies held to honor football’s greats. These meetings have slowly morphed into a friendship between both superstars, and it’s safe to say they enjoy each other’s company whenever the opportunity presents itself.
The five-time FIFA World Women’s Player of The Year shed light on her relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo as well as her love for the Portuguese forward’s club side, Real Madrid.
“I always follow both Real Madrid and Barcelona because I love watching football.
“But in the last few years, I have been following Real Madrid more because I am in touch with some of the players and because I have a great admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I admire his dedication to his profession, his work, and his winner’s mentality – he always wants to win everything and he takes good care of himself to maintain himself in top shape,” Marta exclusively told Spanish paper AS.
“He has an immense ability to bounce back during the most difficult times.
“He’s always very focused and sure of himself and what he does.
“What I like about him is that whenever the team needs him, he’s there, without fail.
“He’s the player I follow the most.
“When he played for Manchester United, I followed Manchester United. So these days, I support Madrid because of him.”
Marta is currently on international duty with the Brazilian women’s national team, who is set to clash with their Spanish counterparts at the Fernando Torres stadium in Fuenlabrada, Spain.
Side attraction: In June 2015, the Founder of C.Ronaldo Daily, Angela A. Asante, crossed paths with Marta at the FIFA Women’s World Cup hosted in Canada. Check out her Instagram post below for her priceless reaction. Marta Forever!
OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! Best #Selfie EVER!!! I'm speechless! I'm on Cloud Nine! I asked Marta for a photo just before she entered the bus and spoke some poor Portuguese to tell her that it's my #Birthday. Security & Brazilian officials were like, "WHO CARES?!" but Marta said "WAIT". She took my iPad, pressed the Camera Selfie button and YESSSSS! Plus she gave me an autograph! I'm in heaven! ???☺️????❤️❤️❤️⚽️⚽️???? #Goosebumps #StarStruck #BirthdayPresent #FIFAWWC #Brazil