Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo joins Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr until 2025
Ronaldo’s career began at Sporting Lisbon, after which he played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. He then returned to Manchester for a second term, before heading to the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
With Portugal, Ronaldo won the European Cup in 2016 and the European Nations League in 2019. He also won five European Champions League titles, including 4 with Real Madrid, and is the historical top scorer of the tournament.
The contract signing ceremony was held in Madrid, Spain, in the presence of the Portuguese legend and Musli Al Muammar, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Nasr Club, and it was decided that the winner of the Golden Ball 5 times would wear the number “7” during his period with the capital team.
Ronaldo confirmed his readiness for the brand-new experience, saying: “I am eager to experience a new football league in a different country. The vision with which Al-Nasr Club operates is very inspiring, and I am excited to join my teammates so that together we can help the team achieve more successes.”
Aban Musli Al Muammar, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Nassr Club said that this deal is more than just writing a new historical chapter.
“This player is a high example for all athletes and youth in the world, and with his presence at Al-Nassr, he will move forward to achieve more success for the club, Saudi sports, and future generations.” He added.