Cristiano Ronaldo has recently surprised the football world by signing for Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr FC on a record-breaking deal. The Middle East club are the nine-time Saudi champions with Ronaldo penning a contract with them that will run out in the summer of 2025.
Al Nassr: Club Profile
Al Nassr was formed in 1955 and has gone on to become one of the most successful clubs in the country. The Riyadh-based club has lifted nine league titles, six King’s Cup crowns, three Crown Prince’s Cup trophies, the Federation Cup three times and the Saudi Super Cup twice.
Rudi Garcia is the current head coach of the Saudi club.
Who Is The Owner Of Al Nassr?
The current president of Al Nassr is Musalli Al-Muammar. He is an ex-head of the Saudi Pro League. In 2021, Musalli Al-Muammar was the favoured candidate of Prince Khalid bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, who has also offered support to Al Nassr.
Ronaldo’s new club are currently sitting pretty at the top of the Saudi Arabia League. The Portuguese superstar’s arrival is now expected to boost Al Nassr’s sporting ambitions and social media presence over the next couple of years.
Ronaldo has found the back of the net on five occasions and grabbed four assists in 21 matches for both his club and country this season across all fronts. He has done well to average 2.5 shots and 0.6 key passes per game in the Premier League during his time at Manchester United last year (stats via whoscored).