No other footballer seems to inspire quite the degree of fan adulation that Cristiano Ronaldo does, as the following clip illustrates all too clearly.
The Real Madrid star was just trying to make his way onto the team bus ahead of their clash with Villarreal when one over-eager fan managed to evade security and barrel in his direction.
Ronaldo catches a glimpse of the rushing admirer just in time to watch him lose his footing. He catches the fan and the two end up in a rather comical embrace before security arrives to escort the young man away.
As for the Portuguese forward, he seems quite embarrassed as he makes his way onto the bus.
Just another day in the life for Ronaldo: