There is no doubt that Cristiano Ronaldo will go down as a Real Madrid and Spanish football legend even though he made the switch to Juventus on Tuesday.
As part of his legacy in the world of football, we bring to you 11 quotes on the Portuguese legend by important personalities in the world of football.
8. Alfredo Di Stefano
One of Real Madrid's ultimate legends, Alfredo Di Stefano, recognised Ronaldo's genius and expressed his honest opinion on the Portuguese superstar.
Di Stefano said, "He (Ronaldo) is a phenomenon, a number one, a barbarian footballer."
One of Ronaldo's closest friends at Real Madrid, Brazilian full-back Marcelo experienced all glories possible with the Portuguese hitman by his side.
On being asked about Ronaldo, Marcelo once said, "It's a great honour for me to play with him, you just have to pass him the ball and he does the rest."
6. Sergio Ramos
Two players who made history at Real Madrid together by winning the UEFA Champions League three times in a row, Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos do have a special connection.
In one of his interviews talking about Cristiano, Ramos had said, "Cristiano is a striker like we've never seen before."
5. Jose Mourinho
One of Cristiano Ronaldo's coaches at Real Madrid, current Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had also heaped praise on the Portuguese great.
In his words of extreme passion, Mourinho said, "My children did not see Pele and they know who he is. In 40 years, the children will know who Cristiano is."
When one of the greatest footballers the world has ever seen, Pele praises a player, he is ought to be special.
In one of his interviews, Pele was asked about Ronaldo and he stated, "There is no doubt about his quality as a footballer, I think that today there can be no doubt that Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world, the best scorer and the best forward."
3. Zinedine Zidane
Ronaldo's coach at Real Madrid, French footballing legend Zinedine Zidane enjoyed a very successful association with the Portuguese hitman.
In his words of praise, Zidane said, "Cristiano is from another galaxy, he knows he's going to score. He's different and special."
2. Diego Maradona
Argentinian footballing legend Diego Maradona had also expressed his views on Cristiano Ronaldo.
He said, "Cristiano is part of football heritage, he's one of those players who, practically on his own, can put a team in a final."
1. Lionel Messi
Despite both Ronaldo and Messi having a respectable relationship, fans on both side keep clashing to discuss who is beeter.
In one of his past interviews, Messi said, "Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player who has many qualities. He excels every year, which is why he is one of the best in the world"
This is a list of eight footballing idols who expressed their opinion on Real Madrid's former superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.