Endrick names Real Madrid legend as his 'biggest idol' | OneFootball

Endrick names Real Madrid legend as his 'biggest idol' | OneFootball

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·22 December 2023

Endrick names Real Madrid legend as his 'biggest idol'

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Incoming Real Madrid attacker Endrick has named club legend Cristiano Ronaldo as his "biggest idol" ahead of his much-anticipated move to Spain.

The Brazilian teenager will make the Bernabeu his home from July 2024 once he turns 18 and battle the likes of Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo and Jude Bellingham for a place in Los Blancos' team.

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The 17-year-old has been tipped for great things in the future thanks to his breakout performances at Palmeiras and Madrid were convinced enough of his potential to spend €60m (£52m) on his services.

Madrid has been the home of some of the game's greatest ever players, including four-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo.

The Portugal forward, who now plays for Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League, won four Champions Leagues and two La Liga titles in his 438 appearances for Madrid, scoring a club-record 450 goals.

Endrick revealed: "He's my biggest idol, a player who broke all records by being an exemplary, dedicated player.

"He is more than an athlete, he is a guy that everyone should have as an example, because no matter the moment, he wants to be the best, he wants to win titles, he wants to achieve milestones, in addition to being a person who shows humility.

"He is a reference for any player who wants to go further in their career."

Endrick previously named Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario as one of his biggest inspirations in an interview with Marca, saying: "I also looked up to the Brazilians who have played there, like Ronaldo Nazario, Vinicius now, Rodrygo, Eder Militao.

"Then, as I saw my idols playing there, as I saw the history of Real Madrid, I became even more interested. I became interested in the biggest club in Europe. Then I saw it as a challenge for me to try to play for Real Madrid, which was the team I always wanted. To play for Real Madrid. That's why I chose Real Madrid. I always wanted to go there."

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