Sporting Lisbon was blessed with a high-profile fan in their stadium on Saturday — Cristiano Ronaldo!
Ronaldo, who is not eligible to feature for Real Madrid’s match at Real Sociedad on Sunday, returned to his first professional club to watch their 2-0 win over Tondela.
He sat in a box with his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez. and was praised by the home crowd.
Sporting wrote that Ronaldo was “always welcome at your home” as Ronaldo took a photo with club officials.
Ronaldo, who played for Sporting until joining Manchester United in 2003, will be able to return from his domestic suspension next week.