The “phenomenon” Ronaldo, president of Real Valladolid, made his pilgrimage of more than 500 kilometers by bicycle.
The president of Real Valladolid, Ronaldo Nazarioconfessed this Wednesday, upon arriving in the Plaza del Obradoiro, having had an “incredible” experience completing the stages of the Winter Way that connect El Bierzo to Santiago de Compostela through the valley of the river Sil.
“It was an amazing experience, it couldn’t be better. It’s true that the Camino is very hard, there are a lot of obstacles, but it’s been an incredible four days. I have a lot of body aches, my ass hurts badly, but it was worth it. The Way is magnificent and the Cathedral incredible”, he declared to the journalists who were waiting for him.
Crowds of people, many wearing Milan shirts and others Real Madrid, waited patiently for the Brazilian star as he arrived at the finish line, which was also attended by Galician tourism director Nava Castro, representing the Xunta.
“I didn’t expect this reception, it was spectacular. Arriving at the Cathedral, the energy of the people was already perceptible, it is a special moment”shared Ronaldo, who admitted he hasn’t returned to Santiago since 1996, when he scored a spectacular goal as a Barcelona player against SD Compostela at San Lázaro.
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During the Camino, Ronaldo, as he said, felt “a lot” of support from people, in addition to knowing “stories of incredible people”, which is why he wants to repeat the experience: “Maybe that I will make it work, but not I know when”.
The president of Real Valladolid started last Sunday fulfilling his promise to complete the Camino de Santiago on an electric bike, as he was very sure that he was not in his best shape. All in all, convinced that it would be an experience as unforgettable as the rise of his club in the First Division, precisely the reason for this adventure.
The route started and ended with the cool, The starting point being the Nuevo José Zorilla stadium, which precisely served as the final stage for the ascent.
Nazário recognized from the first minute that he was “zero trained” and took advantage of his “athletic experience” to overcome the 50 kilometers of each stage.
“The Camino is going to be very beautiful, physically I know I’m going to suffer but it’s going to be an unforgettable experience,” he warned at kick-off.
The former player of the Brazilian team and Real Madrid, Barcelona and Inter Milan, revealed that he made the promise after relegation to the silver tier of Spanish football and pointed out that after this hump, the team had given a rudder to ensure the return. at Premiere.
“When we were relegated, I knew we had to do a lot of work to get back to the top division. I made the promise, we did a very good job, especially at the start of the year, with all the changes that we made, all the philosophy that we changed”, he defended himself.
In this sense, he values the quality of Pucela’s game and maintains that the team played “very good football” and “deserved a promotion”, for which they paid the promise and took the opportunity to satisfy “an old desire”. “, the to get to know Santiago de Compostela well.
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“I played and I have the famous goal of Compostela, but the Camino is something special that I had in mind”, he argued in this tour in reference to the goal he scored with the Barcelona shirt in October 1996, after beating three defenders and it was a boost as a footballing star, against legendary England manager Bobby Robson, who put his head in his hands seeing his gallop from the center of the field.
The blanquivioleta manager was not alone on this trip, as he was accompanied by his partner, Celina Locks, a guide, a physiotherapist, a mechanic, a support person and a recording team with whom he offered content for his Twitch channel, RonaldoTV.
Nazário, made another pilgrimage, thus thanked the return of Pucela to the first division of Spanish football.
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