Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo joins Saudi Arabia club Al Nassr | Football News
Ronaldo’s contract with Al Nassr is estimated by the media to be worth more than 200 million euros ($214.5 million).
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr on a two-and-a-half year deal, the Saudi club have announced.
ronaldo leave Manchester United last month following an explosive TV interview in which the 37-year-old striker said he felt betrayed by the club and disrespected their Dutch coach Erik ten Hag.
Al Nassr posted a photo on social media of Ronaldo on Saturday holding the team’s jersey, with the club hailing the deal as “making history”.
“This is a signing that not only inspires our club to achieve even greater success, but also inspires our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls becoming the best versions of themselves,” the club said in a tweet.
History is taking shape. This is a signing that not only inspires our club to achieve even greater success, but also inspires our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls become the best versions of themselves. Welcome @Cristiano to your new home @AlNassrFC pic.twitter.com/oan7nu8NWC
– AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) December 30, 2022
“I am fortunate to have won everything I set my sights on in European football and now feel that this is the right time to share my experience in Asia,” Ronaldo said in a statement. dad.
“I look forward to joining my new teammates and helping them to help the Club achieve success.”
Al Nassr released a statement on Friday saying the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will enter into a deal through 2025 but did not disclose any financial details. Ronaldo’s contract with the team is estimated by the media to be worth more than 200 million euros ($214.5 million).
Ronaldo will head to Saudi Arabia with a huge collection of club-level trophies after a spell at Spanish giants Real Madrid from 2009-18 where he won two league titles. LaLiga, two Spanish Cups, four Champions League titles and three Club World Cups.
He went on to score a club record 451 times for Real Madrid and has over 800 senior goals overall for club and country.
Ronaldo won two Serie A titles and a Copa Italia trophy during his three years at Juventus before returning to Manchester United, with whom he won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, two League Cups, and the Champions League. League and World Cup.
I play for Portugal in Qatarwhere he became the first player to score in five World Cups after successfully scoring a penalty in the team’s opening Group H match against Ghana.
Portugal was eliminated by Morocco in the quarterfinals and Ronaldo was on the bench for many matches. lead to speculation The player’s star status is reduced.
Ronaldo said Qatar will likely be his last World Cup as he plans to retire at the age of 40, with a move to Saudi Arabia likely to mark the swan anthem in the career of one of them. The greatest player of current football next to Lionel Messi.
Al Nassr Football Club president Musalli Almuammar said: “This is not just history in the making. “This is a signing that not only inspires our club to achieve even greater success, but also inspires our league, our nation and future generations. .”
The Saudi Arabian club, who have won nine Saudi Pro Premier League titles, are hoping Ronaldo can help them win another domestic championship and the first in the AFC Asian Champions League.
The Saudi Arabia national team claimed their biggest-ever international win at the World Cup in Qatar last month, beating eventual champions Argentina in the first round of the tournament. group, but then failed to make it to the knockout stages of the tournament.