Schoolboy Charlie Silverwood had been taken to see his team Bournemouth host Real Madrid in a friendly.
His dad ducked as the $80million ex-Man United forward’s wayward 35-yard rocket scorched into the stands – breaking his son’s wrist in two places.
The lad was so determined not to miss the action he kept watching for the remaining 84 minutes – before going to hospital where X-rays revealed his double fracture.
He faced an operation before being plastered.
Yesterday Charlie admitted: It was very painful. I’ve told friends and they cannot believe it. Ronaldo is the world’s most expensive player – and he broke my arm.
The youngster, from Christchurch in Dorset, added: “I could see the ball coming towards me. It curled past the post and was going to hit my face – so I had to block it with my hand. My dad was sat next to me and ducked out of the way so I took the full force.”
His father Lee, also a Bournemouth fan, said: “It all happened in a blur.
One minute we were watching Ronaldo stand over the ball and the next it was flying towards Charlie.
It must have been travelling at a rate of knots and hit Charlie right on the wrist.”
Ronaldo, 28, went on to score twice as the Spanish giants – who were paid $750,000 to appear in Sunday’s exhibition game – battered the Championship side 6-0.
One of his goals at the Cherries’ Goldsands Stadium – in front of a capacity 12,000 crowd who paid up to $60 a ticket – came from a similar trademark free kick.
Bournemouth gave Charlie – who will be in plaster for the entire six-week school holiday – a Real Madrid shirt signed by Ronaldo and his teammates to “cheer him up”.
He also got a ball signed by the Bournemouth team.
The lad’s dad said: “It is a game Charlie will never forget.”
Real Madrid spokesman Juan Camilo Andrade said: “We will be donating a memento to Charlie.”
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