Angel Valdes | December 30, 2022
With the commotion caused by the arrival of the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo to the Saudi Professional League with the Al-Nassr team that plays in the city of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, the European public and worldwide look towards this tournament that is in its date 10 of the 2022-2023 season and that has 16 teams in total.
This league, whose first edition was in the 1975-1976 season, has the highest winner of the Al-Hilal FC club with 18 trophies in total, followed by Al-Nassr with 9 titles and Al-Ittihad Club with 8 championships, these three teams They are the most winners of a total of 48 tournaments held.
This tournament that gives 3 places for the Asian Champions League, is played in the format of two rounds in round-trip matches all against all, currently the leader of the 2022-2023 tournament is the Al-Shabab club with 25 points. followed by Al-Nassr who has 23 points and the third place is occupied by Al Ittihad and Al Hilal with 21 points.
Undoubtedly from now on the team that attracts the most international attention will be Al Nassr after spending 200 million dollars per year to hire Cristiano Ronaldo until 2025, but who owns this soccer club?
Mohammad bin Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud, the current crown prince of the throne of Saudi Arabia, is the new owner of the Al Nassr club and is also the owner of Newcastle in the English Premier League and is a member of one of the wealthiest families in the world, who He has invested part of his fortune in soccer teams and now has one of the most important players in the world in recent years at his club.
Cristiano Ronaldo could make his debut in the Saudi Professional League either on January 5 against Al Taée or on January 14 against Al Shabab wearing his traditional number 7 on his number, which will surely be one of the most sought after shirts by Saudi fans. .