Cristiano Ronaldo Gave Real Madrid VIP Box Seats to Boy Suffering from Cancer

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJanuary 7, 2014

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 06:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring their third goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and RC Celta de Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on January 6, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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On the field Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid against Celta Vigo in La Liga on Monday night, dedicating the goals to his countryman Eusebio, who had died on Sunday.

Off the field Ronaldo was giving a fan suffering from cancer a day to remember, giving him two tickets to the VIP box to catch the game.

Ronaldo's second goal celebration, in which he gave a thumbs-up, also appears to have been for the boy.

101 Great Goals report: 

According to reports, Cristiano heard about the fan’s story and sent him a signed photo to his house. Later Ronaldo called him personally to invite him to the Real Madrid v Celta match.

The boy, who suffers from cancer, was also the recipient of a thumbs-up goal celebration after Ronaldo put Real 2-0 up in the match.

The boy was understandably delighted by the events at the Bernabeu—if you speak Spanish you can see the story of the day unfold in the video on the right-hand side of the page.

In quotes again translated on 101 Great Goals:

It was a dream come true for me and the truth is, I’m endlessly thankful for what he has done. It’s something very emotional for me, because I never thought it would happen to me. I was in the VIP box with all his family, and with his son who’s a very intelligent little boy, very friendly and polite and very handsome as well. It was incredible.

It's not the first act of kindness from Ronaldo toward a fan this season—he also took the time to write in defence of a fan who had invaded the pitch during a pre-season friendly, and his letter helped see charges against the fan dropped in the United States.