Cristiano Ronaldo Meets Tsunami Survivor Martunis at Portugal Training Camp

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterSeptember 2, 2015

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Cristiano Ronaldo met Martunis at Portugal training, capping a remarkable story with origins tracing back to the tragic 2004 tsunami.

Martunis, from Indonesia, survived the natural disaster as a young boy, spending three weeks stuck in a swamp, eating washed-up noodles and drinking puddle water.

He became iconic, as the Daily Mail reported, after pictures emerged of him in a Ronaldo Portugal shirt—he had been playing football in it at the time the tsunami struck.

When he was safe, he met Ronaldo and a host of other Portugal stars.

Now 17, he signed for Sporting CP in the summer—Ronaldo's former club—and met his hero again at the beginning of his own football journey.

[FPFutebolOficial, YouTube]

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