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Ronaldo meets young fan during Al-Nassr’s Tehran visit

ISLAMABAD: Portuguese football sensation Cristiano Ronaldo made a young Iranian fan’s dream come true during the Al-Nassr’s visit to Tehran for their AFC Champions League clash against Persepolis on Tuesday (19th of Sept 2023).

Upon his arrival to the Iranian capital, Ronaldo was welcomed with a thunderous reception from adoring fans who chanted his name and enthusiastically waved to their football hero.

However, a touching moment was captured on video which went viral on social media, showing an Iranian child in tears after being unable to meet the football legend. The emotional clip caught the attention of the Al-Nassr Football Club’s management.

Responding swiftly to the outpouring of support for the young fan, the club arranged a meeting of the child with Cristiano Ronaldo personally. In a heartwarming encounter, the child had the opportunity to take pictures with his idol, received a signed T-shirt, and, most notably, performed the famous ‘Siu’ celebration in front of Ronaldo.

Al-Nassr FC shared this touching moment on their official social media accounts, emphasizing the deeper significance of football. In a tweet, they wrote, “Football is not just a game. It is much bigger than that. Al-Nassr Saudi Arabia and its star Ronaldo embody that.”


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.