Cristiano Ronaldo has described Diego Maradona as ‘an unparalleled magician’ following the news of the Argentine’s death on Wednesday.
Maradona has passed away aged 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home in Buenos Aires.
He is widely regarded as one of the best players in history after guiding Argentina to glory at the World Cup in 1986.
Following the news of his death, tributes poured in for Maradona from clubs and players around the world.
And Ronaldo posted his moving tribute to one of the game’s greatest-ever players.
‘Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius,’ Ronaldo posted
‘One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician.
‘He leaves too soon, but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled.
‘Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten.’
Last year, Maradona had described Ronaldo as a ‘wizard’ after his hat-trick against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
‘There are players who have been touched by a magic wand,’ said Maradona.
‘The truth is we Argentines are proud that Messi is Argentinian and that he didn’t go off with the Spanish [at international level].
‘The other one is an animal. Ronaldo is pure power, and now he’s also a wizard. He said he’d score three goals and he scored three goals.’
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