Ronaldo Leads Tributes After Zinedine Zidane Walks Out on Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo has led the tributes to Zinedine Zidane after the former France superstar quit the club just days after winning his third successive Champions League trophy.

In his two-and-a-half seasons at the Bernabeu, Ziane became the first manager to successfully defend the Champions League in the modern era.

Real also won a La Liga title last year, while Ronaldo claimed successive Ballon d’Or awards during Zidane’s trophy-laden reign.

The decision shocked much of the football world, with president Florentino Perez only informed one day earlier.

Alongside a picture of himself with Zidane, Ronaldo posted a message on Instagram saying: “I only feel proud to have been your player. Mister, thank you so much.”

Captain Sergio Ramos was the only player Zidane told about his decision before the announcement.

Instagram: Sergio Ramos

Ramos wrote: ‘As a player and coach you decided to say goodbye at the top. Thank you for two and a half incredible years. ‘Your legacy will never be erased, one of the most successful chapters in the history of our beloved club.’

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