If there is someone in soccer that took full advantage of his celebrity status, that is for sure Cristiano Ronaldo. The Juventus striker and Portugal legend met the best of the best, attended the best events and got the best eccentricities around his worldwide known image and his wealth.
One of his encounters was with another legend: the one and only Michael Jordan. CR7 met the basketball and Chicago Bulls icon and the meeting got worldwide attention from his Instagram account, one of the most followed in the planet. What did they talk about? Something about the admiration they have for each other.
The post, with more than 7 million likes, says 'We made history'. That sentence summarizes all they recognize on each other, what they achieved, what they mean for the sports world and the legacy they have left for the next generations of sportsmen and fans all around the world.
And they are right. Michael Jordan was crowned as NBA champion six times, with six awards for the MVP of the finals and other five for the MVP of the season, among many records set and broken. Cristiano Ronaldo won five Ballons d'Or, five UEFA Champions Leagues with two different teams and won the three toughest leagues in the world: Premier League, La Liga and Serie A.
How have Jordan and Ronaldo been lately?
In April 2020, a Netflix documentary called The Last Dance was released, talking about the last season Jordan had for Chicago Bulls (1997/1998). Ronaldo is still one of the best players in the world, scoring goals at 35 years old. Although, his club Juventus is not doing well and is in the fourth place of the Serie A.