Nani was in tears after scoring a stunning 30-yard goal for Sporting Lisbon in their 2-0 over Gil Vicente on Sunday.
The Portugal winger, on loan from Manchester United, controlled a throw-in with his head and then unleashed a vicious, dipping shot which flew into the top corner midway through the second half.
The 28-year-old was overcome and in tears as he was mobbed by his team-mates.
Nani who spoke after the goal said ‘It was a goal like any other,’. ‘I received the ball, saw the goal, shot and I was lucky.’
‘I thought about myself and everything that I have gone through,’, ‘It’s personal stuff, that nobody knows about.’
It should be said that Nani has been in tears on the pitch before – crying after a Jamie Carragher tackle when Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-1 at Anfield in 2011.