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Christmas greetings from Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ramos...

Keeping with the festive tradition, many of the world's leading football players took time to post festive greetings to their fans via their respective social media platforms.

Christmas greetings from Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ramos...

Despite the covid-19 pandemic casting a shadow on Christmas festivities across the world, many leading football players still remained faithful with the tradition of sending season's greetings to their fans via social media.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese star opted for a traditional 'family together in front of the Christmas tree' greeting this year with a simple message for his more than 90 million Twitter followers. 

Leo Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo

Leo Messi has no Twitter profile with Instagram being his social media platform of preference for interacting with his fans. His wife Antonella, however is an ardent poster of family events and this year offered a post of the family decked out in what appears to be red velvet suits in front of the Christmas tree. 

Sergio Ramos

It just wouldn't be Christmas without a Sergio Ramos festive greeting. The Real Madrid club captain generated notoriety in 2012 with his greetings in English and each year now the Camas born player is on hand to wish his fans well over the holiday period. Ramos, once again appears alone in the greeting with an uplifting message in English and Spanish. 

Thiago Alcantara

The Liverpool and Spain player opts for the classic family pose in front of what appears to be an enormous Christmas tree. A solid, no-messing greeting from the central player very much in the mould of his style of play.

Neymar Jr.

The Brazilian striker has opted for a two-in-one here with a Christmas greeting mixed in with a advertising post from Diesel fragrances, one of the player's many sponsors dedicated to his 50 plus million followers. 

Casemiro

The Brazilian central player goes for the classic family pose in front of the family Christmas tree with a Happy Christmas greeting in Portuguese. The impact of the pandemic and packed fixture list has seen the bulk of the South American players remain in Europe over the festive period.