The 33-year-old's stunning €100m transfer to Juventus was made official on Tuesday but before leaving Madrid, he took the time to say goodbye to the club at which he enjoyed some of the greatest years of his career.
On top of that Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado, who helped the club win their seventh Serie A title last season, is willing to give up his number seven shirt to Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Italian outlet Sport Mediaset.
He went on to become Real's all-time leading goalscorer, winning four Champions League titles - including a historic three consecutive crowns - two La Liga titles and two Copa del Rey trophies.
Ronaldo himself has penned a letter to the Madrid fans, thanking them for the time he spent. I ask everyone, and especially our fans, to please understand me.
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Ronaldo joined Real from Manchester United in 2009 for a then-world record fee of £80 million ($106M) and was given a €1 billion buy-out clause.
"Beyond the conquered titles, the trophies achieved and the triumphs achieved in the playing fields during these 9 years, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and improvement".
The winger was converted into an out-and-out striker, scoring an incredible 451 goals for Los Blancos in just 438 matches, smashing the club's previous scoring record of 323 held by Raul.
With Ronaldo's departure long rumored, there have been a number of names connected to Real.
Not only will this deal be a massive bonus for Juventus but also be a massive boost in their quest for European silverware. On an indifvidual level, as a Real Madrid player he has also won four Ballon d'Ors, two The Bests and three Golden Boots, among a host of other gongs.