The Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, without a club since his termination with Manchester United, signed for two and a half years, until June 2025, with Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia with historical numbers in between.
“I can’t wait to discover a new football championship in a different country“, he claimed Cristiano Ronaldoquoted on the Twitter account of his new club and who posed with his new yellow and blue shirt, decorated with his usual number 7.
“The vision of Al Nassr is very inspiring and I am happy to join my teammates so that together we can help the team achieve more success”, pointed out the Portuguese star.
The salary that Cristiano will have is estimated at about €200 million ($214 million) and this signing now directs the spotlight towards the Saudi league, a championship unknown to the general public.
“history is being written. This signing is not only going to inspire our club to achieve even more success, but it is going to inspire our championship, our country and future generations of boys and girls to give the best of themselves”, indicated Al Nassr.
History in the making. This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves. Welcome @Christian to your new home @AlNassrFC pic.twitter.com/oan7nu8NWC
— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) December 30, 2022
ronaldo37 years old, has a spectacular track record, with five Ballon d’Orsfive Champions League titles (2008, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018), Italian champion titles with the Juventus (2019, 2020), from Spain with the Real Madrid (2012, 2017) and from England with Manchester United (2007, 2008, 2009).
He is also the top scorer in the Champions League and in the history of the Portuguese team, with which he won the Euro Cup in 2016.
However, ‘CR7’, the most followed personality on the Instagram social network, comes from a difficult few monthsafter his stormy departure from Manchester United, the club in which he had made himself known in the elite between 2003 and 2009, and to which he had returned in 2021.
Since the middle of this year, Cristiano, trained at Sporting Lisbon in his country, wanted to leave Manchester United and the arrival of the Dutch coach Erik Tenhagwhich limited his playing time, made the situation worse.
In an interview in November, just before the World Cup, he criticized past and present coaches, managers and former teammates, although without being self-critical.
Shortly after, Manchester United announced the termination of his contract.”by mutual agreement“.
During the last World Cup, his playing time was limited and Portugal was eliminated in the quarterfinals of Qatar-2022 for Morocco.
The al nassrtrained since July by the French Rudi García, won nine Saudi Arabian champion titles, the last of them in 2019.