Cristiano Ronaldo invited to tsunami survivor's wedding who he met in 2005

Cristiano Ronaldo invited to tsunami survivor's wedding who he met in 2005

Cristiano Ronaldo has been invited to the wedding of tsunami survivor Martunis in Indonesia.

The 22-year-old regards the Juventus striker as his mentor after meeting the superstar for the first time in 2005.

Martinus announced his engagement to his fiancee Sri Wahyuni and was asked if his mentor Ronaldo would be in attendance.

He replied by saying: "Inshallah (God willing) he will come if he is not busy."

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Martunis' story caught Ronaldo's attention and it is understood that the Portuguese captain has promised to pay for his education as well as helping him travel across Europe.

He was the only survivor in his family after the Boxing Day tsunami that claimed the life of his mother and two siblings as well as 230,000 people.

He was discovered on a beach 21 days later wearing the jersey of the Portugal national team which he got £34,000 donation from the Portuguese Football Federation to rebuild his home.

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Ronaldo was moved by the story and paid Martinus a visit in Aceh and ever since, they have met on numerous occasions and most recently in Turin in August 2019.

Martunis trained with Ronaldo's boyhood club Sporting Lisbon for a year between 2015-2016 to explore his talent in football.

But after not making a headway in the sport, Martinus eventually returned to Aceh in 2017 where he is now trying out his luck to become a social media personality.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo cannot stop scoring goals and the Portuguese superstar will continue to set unbeatable records.

The Juventus striker posted a man-of-the-match performance and opened his account in the New year with an emphatic hat-trick against Cagliari.

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