Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly showered Madeira footballers with gifts after training with them in lockdown and is in “great shape”.
The 35-year-old had been in Madeira since March 9 with his family, after returning to the island ahead of the suspension of Serie A, as his mother Dolores Aveiro suffered a stroke.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner kept the tools sharp by training at the Madeira Stadium, home of second-tier CD Nacional.
And practised with Madeira Under-19 goalkeeper Filipe Goncalves – who could barely believe his luck.
According to Tuttosport the Juve ace splashed on presents to show his thanks to the footie aces who helped him train.
Goncalves said: “It all really happened suddenly, so much so that even now, if I think about it, it doesn’t seem true to me.
“Cristiano surprised me positively from many points of view.”
“After the third training session, when he realised that it would be the last because he was returning to Lisbon, he chased Hugo to thank him and also gave him a gift. And he did the same with me.
“I can assure you that the most beautiful and unimaginable gift, and that it is worth more than anything else, was being able to train with my idol. A dream.
“He is in great shape, he trained a lot in Madeira.