Zlatan sends Ronaldo surprise Zlatan-themed birthday gift

Posted by Chris Wright

Along with fellow footballites such as Neymar, Gheorghe Hagi, Carlos Tevez, Cesare Maldini, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Vedran Corluka and bona fide Coventry City legend John Aloisi, Wednesday marked the birthday of Cristiano Ronaldo, who turned 29.

This did not go unnoticed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who decided to send Ronaldo a surprise birthday gift, tweeting the Real Madrid star to inform him that his distinctly Zlatan-themed present was in the post ...

At this juncture we should probably mention that we have no idea what "Zlataning" constitutes in verb form or, indeed, whether or not we dare to do it.

Either way, Ronaldo (or at least the minion who operates his official Twitter account) replied to Ibrahimovic's message, thanking him for his lovely gift -- though, in typically confident fashion, the reply didn't come without a smidge of one-upmanship included ...


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