When Gareth Bale first arrived at Real Madrid, it wasn't known how Cristiano Ronaldo would react to him. Here was a Welshman who played in the same area of the pitch, who cost more money and who had slowly morphed into a mirror image of the Portuguese superstar.
A year on, however, and it appears that Bale and Ronaldo are BFFs.
"I love him," said Ronaldo in an interview with Ben Burrows of The Mirror, which also featured plenty more gushing praise.
In honour of this Madridista bond, here are 10 of football's greatest bromances...