Today is a day of celebration for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes and his partner, Sandra Barbosa, are tying the knot at the São João Baptista church, located in Foz, an affluent residential part of Porto. The forward will serve as the best man for the ceremony, which will be attended by 400 people.
Where the reception is concerned, the couple have chosen the facilities at the Serralves Foundation, one of Portugal's most prestigious museums. The most important agent in the football world has forked out almost €100,000 to rent the gardens at the foundation and have them completely closed off to the public eye, so that the legion of guests can enjoy the event in total privacy without worrying about the paparazzi.
Mendes is one of the richest men in Portugal, with a fortune believed to be in excess of €100 million. Small wonder, then, that the power broker has spared no expense on his second nuptials.
The 49-year-old and Barbosa, who have three children together, are getting married at the altar having previously wed in a civil ceremony in 2005.
Cristiano is not expected to be the only Mendes client in attendance, not by a long shot: the likes of James Rodríguez, Pepe, Radamel Falcao, José Mourinho and Jorge Jesus are all on the guest list. Other leading football personalities invited include Florentino Pérez, Roman Abramovich, Peter Lim and Joan Laporta.