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Marcelo writes emotional farewell post to Cristiano Ronaldo

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Real Madrid Celebrate After Victory In The Champions League Final Against Liverpool Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Real Madrid sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus for €100 million and their left-back Marcelo wanted to say farewell to his former teammate.

“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.

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.”

Marcelo and Ronaldo playing together on the left wing defined an era for Real Madrid and it was a joy to watch them on the pitch.