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Amid Ryder Cup Snub Recovery, $500M Soccer Icon Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes Sergio Garcia’s ‘Proud’ Saudi Brother

Published 10/02/2023, 8:30 PM EDT

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Cristiano Ronaldo has proven to be one of the best athletes not just in the realms of soccer but in sports as a whole. His move to the Saudi Pro League in January had turned many heads in the sporting world. Nevertheless, he has proven his mettle even in the Middle Eastern league as his recent achievements garner praise from many in the world, including LIV golfer Sergio Garcia.

Although he was not allowed to take part in the 2023 Ryder Cup owing to his resignation from the tour, Garcia had not shied away from congratulating Luke Donald and his team on their victory in the same. But what caught the attention of the golf world recently was not his wishes for the European team but his attention towards the Portugal star, surprising many!

Sergio Garcia turns his head towards Cristiano Ronaldo

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Garcia and his love for the game of fùtbol (or soccer) is well known among many in the community. Moreover, he had even gone ahead to mention how the golfer would have pursued a career in the same if not for the presence of golf in his life. And, he has expressed his affection for the same once more as the 43-year-old took to his social media to congratulate five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

In an update on his X handle (previously known as Twitter), the professional took to sharing a tweet that was posted by the Portugal star after his team’s win on the 29th of September. Al-Nassr had emerged victorious against Al-Ta’ee where they defeated the latter 2-1, their 9th consecutive win.

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The LIV golfer conveyed his admiration for the player by reposting the 2017 Ballon d’Or winner’s social media update with the caption “Proud of you.”

The 38-year-old soccer player scored a clutch goal in the 87th minute, steering his team to victory. The athlete had earlier garnered a lot of attention when he moved to the club in January following a deal with the same, rewarding him $215 million per year, the biggest salary in the history of soccer.

As for Garica, the Ryder Cup veteran manifested his sportsmanship once again with his expression of pride for the fùtbol player. He had earlier done the same when the golfer managed to congratulate Donald for his tremendous achievement in the Ryder Cup.

Garcia wishes Luke Donald for his success

The European captain managed to steer his team to a 16.5-11.5 victory over the American rivals, allowing them to clinch yet another consecutive home-ground win in the last 30 years. The 45-year-old had revealed that his accolade earned him the appreciation of LIV golfers including Ian Poulter and Garcia who messaged him after the win.

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Moreover, the non-playing skipper had also admitted he would consider staying on as captain for the 2025 event to be held at Bethpage Black. Well, whatever the case, the 2023 edition of the biennial tournament would be special for the English professional team since it came as a redemption of sorts for the squad after their tragic loss in 2021.

Revenge would have been on the minds of most of the European golfers as almost all of the nation’s players would have wished to take part in the biennial tournament, including both the LIV golfers. Yet, vengeance was taken, albeit without the Saudi-bound golfers.

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What do you think of Garcia’s post about Ronaldo? Do you think a collaboration is on the charts? Let us know in the comments below.

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