Cristiano Ronaldo has paid an emotional tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II following her passing.
The Manchester United star paid tribute to the Monarch on his Instagram page.
He said: “Seven years of my career were played in the Premier League, making this my 8th season living in England.
“Throughout these years, I’ve felt the everlasting love of the UK for it’s Queen, and how important Her Majesty was and will forever be to the British people.
“I pay my respect to her memory and I mourn this irreplaceable lost with the country that I’ve learned to call home.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family.”
It follows an outpouring of grief from around the world of sport and beyond in paying homage to Her Majesty.
The likes of Tyson Fury and England captain Harry Kane led tributes on their social media pages following the tragic news.
Mo Farah, David Beckham, Pele, Anthony Joshua, Michael Owen and George Russell were among a catalogue of other sporting icons and stars to pay their respects.
The news broke during half-time of Arsenal’s Europa League clash with FC Zurich, but following a decision from the FA and UEFA the fixtures of Man Utd and West Ham went ahead, with both sides honouring The Queen before the game.