Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Saudi club Al Nasr on a two-and-a-half-year deal, the Riyadh-based team has announced. The Portuguese striker left Manchester United last month after saying in a television interview that he felt betrayed by the club and disrespected Dutch manager Eric ten Hag. Al Nassr posted a picture on social media of Ronaldo on Saturday holding up the team’s jersey, with the club hailing the deal as “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,” the club said in a tweet.
“I am fortunate that I have won everything I set out to win in European football and feel now that this is the right moment to share my experience in Asia,” Ronaldo said. “I am looking forward to joining my new team mates and together with them help the Club to achieve success.” Ronaldo shined for Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2009-18, winning 2 La Liga titles, 2 Spanish Cup titles, 4 Champions League titles and 3 Club World Cup titles before winning a streak of club accolades. was honored. He has achieved club record of 451 with Real Madrid and for club and national team combined he has scored over 800 goals for his senior.
During his almost two-decade-long playing career in Europe, Ronaldo has won the UEFA Champions League title five times. He won it for the first time with Manchester United in 2008, and then in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018 with Real Madrid. Apart from the Champions League, he has won league titles in England (2007, 2008, and 2009), Spain (2012, 2017), and Italy (2019 and 2020).