Cristiano Ronaldo Officially at Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr, How to Watch Ronaldo
- Özgür Töre
Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr Football Club held a signing ceremony for the Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on January 3, 2023.
Ronaldo shakes hands with the President of Al Nassr FC. Musalli Al-Muammar after signing an agreement at Mrsool Park Stadium, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
"I can say now that many opportunities in Europe, many clubs in Brazil, in Australia, the US, and even in Portugal, many clubs tried to sign me but I gave my word to this club," Ronaldo said at Riyad's Mrsool Park stadium.
Ronaldo also hit back at criticism by some of his choice to play at Al-Nassr.
"This is not the end for me. The Saudi Arabian Pro League is very competitive. I know people don't know that."
The 37-year-old said that after beating all the records in Europe he wants to break some in Saudi Arabia as well, adding: "This contract is unique because I'm a unique player as well."
Ronaldo wore the yellow jersey of Al Nassr and walked out onto the pitch, where he received a warm welcome from approximately 25,000 fans.
He signed balls and kicked them high into the crowd. The star player later met his teammates in the changing room.
"I just want to say I feel very happy to be here. It's a big challenge for me to change from Europe to Asia but I know the group and it's fantastic," Ronaldo said.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner became a free agent in November after cutting ties with Manchester United.
Ronaldo is a five-time UEFA Champions League winner, including four with Real Madrid and one with Manchester United.
He led Portugal to the UEFA EURO 2016 title.
Ronaldo moved to Al-Nassr on a free transfer and will wear the no. 7 jersey.
How to Watch Saudi Arabian Pro League?
Fans who want to watch Ronaldo have to subscribe the VIP Sports package of the leading Arabic language streaming platform Shahid.
Packages start from 12.99 euros.
Ronaldo could make his debut for Al Nassr on Thursday against Al-Ta'ee.
Photo Credit: AL NASSR FOOTBALL CLUB / HANDOUT