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Saudi Arabia Al Nassr Euphorically Welcomes Superstar Ronaldo

Portuguese star footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo gets Rapturous welcome as he joins Saudi Club AL Nassr. Ronaldo has joined AL Nassr in a deal worth more than 200 million euros per year.

The 25,000-capacity stadium, packed with fans erupted when Cristiano Ronaldo, dressed in AL Nassr’s yellow and blue kit. Ronaldo walked on the pitch, saluting the crowd as fireworks and flood lights flashed around him.

Cristiano Ronaldo described himself as a “unique player”. He insisted his career was not over as he received a thunderous welcome at his new club in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. The fireworks and loud roars welcomes him at Al Nassr’s Mrsool Park stadium.
CR7 is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, with five Champions League titles, and many other titles. He signed the 2 and a half year contract with AL Nassr after his split with Manchester United.
“It’s not the end of my career to come to Saudi Arabia. This is why I change, and, to be honest, I’m not worried about what people say,” Ronaldo said.
“In Europe, my work is done… I had many offers in Europe, many in Brazil, Australia, the US, even in Portugal,” he added. “Many clubs tried to sign me, but I gave my word to this club,” he added.
His girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez wearing the traditional black abaya, and his children was also there.
While speaking to media, Ronaldo said, “I’m a unique player. It’s good to come here, I broke all the records there (in Europe), and I want to break a few records here,”
“I’m coming here to win, to play, to enjoy, to be part of the success of the country and culture of the country,” he added.
Ronaldo joins the nine-time Saudi champions just weeks after his departure from United. Al Nassr, represent a significant drop in the standard for the Portuguese forward.
Ronaldo arrives just weeks after the World Cup in neighbouring Qatar and as Saudi Arabia considers a joint Asia-Africa-Europe bid to host football’s biggest tournament with Egypt and Greece.
Meanwhile before his arrival, supporters carrying yellow “Ronaldo 7” flags and blue-and-yellow Al Nassr scarves, turned up at the stadium.
Adam Seddik, an Al Ittihad fan from Jeddah, said he drove 900 kilometres (560 miles) to Riyadh to witness the spectacle.
“His presence will elevate the Saudi league value and its viewership,” said Seddik.
“He is the greatest player in the world.”
The whole country was excited over the arrival of Ronaldo, one of the greatest player of all time.

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