Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer – Few people have the ability in them to shift the footballing world’s attention from the world cup. And the best player in the world Cristiano Ronaldo is just that kind of personality who makes the headlines with his actions both on and off the field. It is only justified then that his shock transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus stopped us from doing what we were, blink and rub our eyes again and turn to the internet to read all about this sensational transfer. Taking time to digest this sensational piece of news, it finally struck home that the Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo had moved to Juventus in the deal of the decade, becoming one of the four most expensive players of all time.
Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer – Having spent some of his best years at Real Madrid, achieving everything possible for a footballer both personally and with his team, Ronaldo’s claim to leave Madrid after lifting a record third consecutive champions league title with them back in May was dismissed by many as just another move to increase his wages. It wasn’t just that though this time. Ronaldo really wanted a new challenge. And that is what lead to a deal worth 112m Euros (£99.2m) being reached between the two clubs that has seen the Portuguese sign a four-year deal with the Italian champions.
“The time has come to open a new stage in my life, that’s why I asked the club to accept transferring me,” he said. “These years in Real Madrid, and in this city of Madrid, have been possibly the happiest of my life. I only have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club, for its fans and for this city. I can only thank all of them for the love and affection I have received,” said Ronaldo in a heartfelt thank you to Real Madrid, his team-mates and the fans for the 9 years of support and love he received from them.
Ronaldo joined Real from Manchester United for £80m in July 2009 and scored a club-record 450 goals, winning the Ballon D’Or – awarded to the world’s best footballer – in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. He also helped them win the Champions League in four of the past five seasons, scoring in the 2014 and 2017 finals apart from helping them win a plethora of domestic titles.
“For Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of the great symbols,” said a club statement.”Real Madrid wants to express its gratitude to a player who has proved to be the best in the world and who has marked one of the brightest times in the history of our club and world football.
Ronaldo’s career in stats
• 450 – Ronaldo’s Real Madrid-record goal tally, in 438 games.
• 17 – his record goal tally for a Champions League season, in 2013-14.
• 105 – total Champions League goals for the club, which also included 16 in 2015-16 and 15 in the most recent campaign.
• 311 – goals in La Liga.
• 16 – major trophies with the club, including two La Ligas and four Champions Leagues, three Club World Cups and three European Super Cups.
• 44 – hat-tricks for Madrid including a club-record 34 in La Liga.
• 8 – the number of times he scored four or more goals in a Real match. That included five-goal league hauls against Granada in 2014-15 and Espanyol the following season.
• 61 – his most prolific season for Real came in 2014-15 with 61 goals in all competitions, including 48 in the league.
• 659 – career goals, including five for Sporting Lisbon, 118 for Manchester United, 451 for Real Madrid and 85 for Portugal.
Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer