The 1D star was impressed by footballer
The singer got the chance to meet Portugese football star Cristiano, 28, when One Direction were invited to a Real Madrid training session last year.
Then-manager José Mourinho let the lads visit in exchange for concert tickets for his daughter.
That was a good day,’ Niall, 20, tells The Sun.
José’s a really nice guy but I also couldn’t believe how nice Cristiano Ronaldo was.
I thought he was going to have attitude but he didn’t – he’s like the joker of the team.’
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