Sheffield Wednesday's Jose Semedo has shocked his teammates by proving he is best friends with Cristiano Ronaldo after face timing the star on their festive trip to Amsterdam in November.
Hours after the side beat Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Championship, coach
"Barry and Steven Fletcher were asking me to ring Cristiano. They thought I'd say no, no, let's not do that," Semedo said.
"So I FaceTimed him. They knew we were friends, but didn't really realise how close we are."
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The Portuguese Ballon d'Or winner had a friendly chat with the two Wednesday players, wishing them good luck in their bid to win promotion to the Premier League and said he would like to come and visit their home ground Hillsborough: "
The pair met in Sporting Lisbon's academy and still set a week aside every summer for their families to holiday.
"I see Ronaldo as a proper brother," continued Semedo. "We've grown up together. He doesn't think he would ever have reached the level he has, but believes it's down to our mentality not to give up on anything."