Ronaldo has declared David Beckham as one of the best players of all time as the Brazilian praised his former Real Madrid team-mate's incredible crossing ability.
The duo were both part of the famous Galacticos side at the Bernabeu between 2003 and 2007.
"One of the first people that I ever saw was you," Beckham said to Ronaldo over Instagram Live.. "When you walked into the changing room it made me comfortable to be in the club."
That warm welcome would be repaid by Beckham, with his work in midfield not going unnoticed by the Brazilian.
The former England captain recalls how he never believed that Ronaldo really thought he was one of the best players of all time and thanked him for his kind words.
Beckham says to Ronaldo on the video call: "I remember Roberto [Carlos] turning round to me, or you turning round to me and saying 'we would always say in the Brazil team if there was any English player that could play in the Brazilian team it would be you'. I never believed you! But thank you!
Ronaldo: "Why, Why? You should man!"
Beckham: "Because Brazilian players are the best, they’re the best players. You know that."
Ronaldo: "For me, and this is the truth, you were one of the best of all time with the centre. The way you would touch the ball, the way you could put the ball wherever you want, and without looking at me I was just moving and the ball came. I should thank you for the many balls you gave to me."
Despite Real Madrid boasting two of the game's greats at the same time, Los Blancos would win just two trophies while Beckham was at the club.
Since hanging up his boots, Beckham has become the owner of new MLS franchise Inter Miami, with the club's inaugural season interrupted by the ongoing coronavirus crisis .
"It's difficult times. You know, I think with Inter Miami, this was the first season. We played two games so far. We haven't played a home game yet in our stadium," the 44-year-old said.
"The first week of the lockdown was when we were going to go play our first game. So it's difficult, but I think that the most important thing is that obviously, everybody stays healthy, stays safe, and then we can take the advice of the governments and the places where we're going to be playing. But I think that that's the most important thing.
"With Inter Miami, we're excited...it's a special place with special people and to have the team that we have, to have the players that we have, to have the ownership group and to have the stadium and the [training] facility that we have is really exciting for us.
"I tried to take things from Manchester to Madrid to Milan to PSG, to the [LA] Galaxy. All the teams that I've played at, I tried to take a little bit from every team into this organisation. So we're really excited. We're really excited to be owners of the team. It’s something that feels different, but it's special."