Moscow, January 7 – According to Agence France-Presse, quoting a source in the club, Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to play his first match with Al-Nassr in the Saudi League on January 22.
At the end of December, Al-Nasr announced the signing of a contract with Ronaldo until June 2025, on Tuesday there was an offer for the player. It was reported that Ronaldo is not yet eligible to play for Al-Nassr, as the club has exceeded the limit for foreign players on the team application. The club needs to get rid of one of the current foreign players in the team because of the limit in the Saudi League.
According to the source, Al-Nasr terminated his contract with Cameroonian striker Vincent Abu Bakr for this purpose. Thus, Ronaldo will be able to play his first match with the club on January 22 against Al-Ettifaq. By then, the Portuguese should have served a two-match ban imposed by the English Football Association (FA) in November.
And Ronaldo was present, on Friday, in the stands during Al-Nasr’s victory in the match of the 12th round of the Saudi Arabian Championship with the Thai (2: 0). Al-Nassr’s next match will be against Al-Shabab on January 14th.
Ronaldo is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner. Throughout his career, he represented the Portuguese “Sporting”, the English “Manchester United”, the Spanish “Real” and the Italian “Juventus”. He won the Champions League five times, the champion of England three times, the champion of Spain twice and the Italian champion. Ronaldo won the European Championship (2016) and the Nations League (2018/19) with Portugal. During the World Cup in Qatar, where the Portuguese national team reached the quarterfinals, Ronaldo broke his contract with Manchester United.
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