Brazil and Real Madrid legend, Ronaldo has hailed former Los Blancos team-mate, David Beckham as as one of the best players of all time, as the duo recalled their time together in Spain recently.
Ronaldo and Beckham were part of the famous Galacticos’ side between 2003 to 2007, with the former England skipper moving to Madrid one year after the Brazilian and it was the striker who did his best to make him feel welcome at his new club.
“One of the first people that I ever saw was you. When you walked into the changing room it made me comfortable to be in the club,” Beckham said to Ronaldo during a chat on social networking platform, Instagram.
Ronaldo on David Beckham on last night’s Galácticos instagram live call…
“The way you touched the ball, without looking at me, but the ball came. I should thank you for all these”…✨
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That warm welcome would be repaid by Beckham, with his work in midfield not going unnoticed by the Brazilian.
“Man, you are amazing. For me, you are one of the best of all time in the centre. The way you would touch the ball, the way you could get the ball wherever you want, and without looking at me. I should thank you for the many balls you gave to me,” Ronaldo replied.
Despite the Madrid side of the time boasting of some of the best players of all time, Beckham’s time at the club saw him win only two trophies, a period which saw the revival of rivals, Barcelona under the tutelage of Frank Rijkaard.