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Cristiano Ronaldo Joins Al Nassr: Debuted for ‘Sporting CP’ in September 2002, so far has been his club career

Cristiano Ronaldo: Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Saudi Arabia's football club 'Al Nasr'. Prior to this, he has played professional football for four clubs.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Club Career: Five-time Ballon d’Or winning footballer Cristiano Ronaldo joined Saudi Arabia’s Al Nasr Football Club (Al Nassr FC) on Friday. He will remain with this club till June 2025. This deal is said to be worth more than 1700 crores (200 million euros).

After playing big European leagues like English Premier League, La Liga and Serie-A, Ronaldo’s decision to go to a small level league is a bit shocking, but considering his recent form and age, his decision seems correct. Learn here how the 37-year-old Ronaldo’s club career has been so far…

Club career started with ‘Sporting CP’

Cristiano Ronaldo started his professional career on 29 September 2002. On this day he landed in the field for Portugal’s football club ‘Sporting CP’. Ronaldo was only 17 years old at the time of his club debut. Between 2002 and 2003, Ronaldo played 31 matches for his Portuguese club. In this he scored 5 goals and assisted 6. Based on this one year’s performance, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United of the English Premier League showed interest in buying him. In the last, he came to the court of Manchester United.

Manchester United won three Premier League titles

On 12 August 2003, Ronaldo joined Manchester United. He remained with United from 2003 to 2009. During this, United won the English Premier League title three times. United won a hat-trick of titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009. United also won the Champions League in 2008. Ronaldo remained United’s biggest player throughout this period.

Real Madrid’s all-time top goal scorer

In the year 2009, Ronaldo joined the Spanish club Real Madrid. It was one of the costliest deals of that era. Ronaldo remained associated with Real Madrid for the next 9 years. During this, he scored 131 assists and 450 goals in 438 matches for Real Madrid. He is Real Madrid’s all time top goal scorer. With Real Madrid, Ronaldo won two La Liga titles (2012, 2017) and four Champions League titles (2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018).

Yuventus’s most expensive deal

In July 2018, Ronaldo left Real Madrid and joined Italy’s legendary club ‘Juventus’. It was a deal worth more than 100 million Euros. This was the most expensive deal of any Italian club. Ronaldo showed a wonderful game even while living with Yuventus. He played 134 matches for Yuventus. In this he scored 101 goals and 22 assists. During this, Yuventus won two Serie-A titles (2019, 2020).

return to manchester united

After Yuventus, Ronaldo once again joined his old club Manchester United. His re-entry took place in August 2021. His first season here was great, but from the beginning of the second season, controversies started increasing. And in the last, he had to leave Manchester United and join Saudi Arabia’s ‘Al Nasr Football Club’. Ronaldo played 346 matches for Manchester. In this, he scored 145 goals and assisted 64.

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