March 9, 2023
Throughout his entire career, Ronaldo has been breaking records week after week and even after he decided to join Saudi Arabia, that trend doesn't seem to have changed a bit...
Cristiano Ronaldo is widely considered one of the best footballers of his era. Over the course of his career, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has set the record for most assists (42) and goals (140) in the UEFA Champions League and the most international goals, among other records. His recent move to Al Nassr, the Saudi Arabian club, caused quite a stir in the world of football. In addition to making Ronaldo the highest-paid footballer in the world, the move marks a new chapter for the Portuguese player, who will no longer compete in Europe's top levels. What does this mean for Cristiano Ronaldo and his record-breaking career? What other records can he add to his already impressive catalog?
Cristiano Ronaldo - Al Nassr performances:
Ronaldo played for his national team in the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament held in Qatar. This appearance, his fifth, saw him score a penalty kick against Ghana in Portugal's opening match. While impressive in itself, the goal was more important because it made Ronaldo the first and only player in history to score a goal in five consecutive World Cup tournaments. Critics maintain that this might be it for Ronaldo and the World Cup, with the 38-year-old player expected to resign before the next tournament.
However, club manager Martinez has stated that he is open to considering a role for Ronaldo in the national team. Should he play and score in the next World Cup, Ronaldo could achieve an unmatched feat, extending his five-consecutive-cups achievement.
Ronaldo signed the agreement to join Al Nassr on 30 December 2022. Per the contract, which became effective on 1 January and runs to 2025, Ronaldo will receive a guaranteed salary of €90 million. Further earnings from sponsorship and commercial deals will bring his total salary to €200 million. Moreover, several reports confirm that Ronaldo received a €100 million signing bonus from the Saudi Arabian Team.
All of this makes him the highest-earning footballer in history – a title he will continue to hold until his contract expires in 2025 and later if he decides to renew it.
Cristiano Ronaldo's European stint might be over, but his career is not. The talented player has a remarkable 1,100 official professional career appearances and 824 career goals to his name. In fact, Ronaldo's propensity to score is so reliable he is a marked favorite for punters on https://www.thesportsgeek.com/ and beyond. Sports news are often rife with stories of Ronaldo's victories on the field, and if he continues his streak with Al Nassr, he will remain a goal-scoring favorite on sports betting sites worldwide. This, while earning the distinction of most career goals.
After joining Al Nassr and being made team captain, Ronaldo made his debut for the club in a game against Al-Fateh, scoring his first goal through a last-minute penalty. He scored four more goals on 9 February to secure a 4-0 win against Al Wehda. Later that month, Ronaldo scored a second hat-trick for Al Nassr, bringing his total tally to 8 goals and 6 assists since he joined the club early this year. This feat has already pushed him to 6th position as the league's top scorer this season, just 5 goals short of the top spot. Given his scoring frequency, he should be leading the league soon.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League is on March 9, against Al Ittihad. You can watch Al Ittihad vs Al Nassr, Juventus vs Freiburg, Sevilla vs Fenerbahce, Manchester United vs Betis, Sporting vs Arsenal and AS Roma vs Real Sociedad, all matches provided from our live streams game pages.
Al-Nassr next game:
Al Ittihad vs Al Nassr kick-off time (09-03-2023):
Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 01:30
India (New Delhi) | UTC/GMT+5.30: 23:00
Saudi Arabia (Riyadh) | UTC/GMT+3: 20:30
Italy (Turin) | UTC/GMT+1: 18:30
Spain (Madrid) | UTC/GMT+1: 18:30
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+0: 17:30
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 14:30
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-5: 13:00
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-8: 09:30
Sources: ronaldo7.net / goal.com / transfermarkt.com