November 20, 2023
Football fans may have heard less about Ronaldo since the Portuguese star embraced a new challenge in Saudi Arabia, but for those who are more distracted, the 38-year old has been firing in all cylinders throughout 2023...
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, mostly known as just Ronaldo or CR7, surely has that paparazzi magnet. Apart from being one of the greatest footballers of his generation, his lifestyle, on-pitch display, and off-pitch decisions often have the fans and journalists drooling for insider information. Since his move to Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia, the Portuguese player's impact has not been reduced, even as he ages. The Portuguese player keeps on exciting fans weekly and ensures that GGBet punters know bookmaker with live odds to place their money. This article will explore his latest matches and his performances over the course of this year.
Cristiano Ronaldo - Still phenomenal:
We all know that Cristiano Ronaldo has had his voyage when it comes to club football. From the plains of Sporting Lisbon in Portugal, to now playing for top clubs globally, the 5-time Ballon d'Or winner keeps up the gusto of travelling. His latest adventure, in Saudi Arabia, started after his debut for Al Nassr in January 2023. The Portuguese ace has, throughout his club career, recorded several amazing achievements. From winning several trophies to stacking five Champions League titles, among several several league and cup trophies.
It's safe to say that since joining Al Nassr, Ronaldo has become the anchorman that he always was. It remains to be seen how long he'll remain there. But, for now, the talisman keeps banging in goals.
His first official goal for Al Nassr came in a match against Al Fateh, where he scored in the draw. He has also scored two hatricks, with one coming against Al Wehad, and the other one against Damac. Several times, the star player has shown up for his club, to give them the win or to salvage some points. This reason, along with the 8 goals and 2 assists that month, was why he was voted the Saudi Pro League best player in February 2023.
As the year draws to an end, you may wonder just how effective he has been since his signing. Well, his statistics look pretty good, for a 38-year-old. He's the Saudi Pro League's highest goal scorer this season, and of his 42 matches for Al Nassr this year, he has netted 36 times, helping Al Nassr to reach the Arab Club Champions Cup Final, and grabbing the win for them.
Internationally, the veteran seems to be moving on from his World Cup loss and has finally started to shine for the Portuguese National Team again. In the EURO 2024 Qualifiers, Ronaldo has racked up 10 goals and 1 assist in 2023. Nobody knows how much further he can ignore his international retirement, but the Portuguese faithful will surely hope it tarries a little longer. Recently, the Portuguese captain shared his glee in wearing the Portuguese shirt again.
Nothing much seems to be happening off the pitch these days, as the Portuguese goal scorer is evidently focused on his shifts at Al Nassr and the Portuguese National Team. However, in more amusing news, the ripped footballer recently lost his title of "Sexiest Sportsman" to Tyson Fury. Surprising right? The fans of the player are certainly livid about this one, but the man himself doesn't seem to think too much of it. Perhaps, the judges just don't find playing in Saudi Arabia as alluring as Europe. Still, this isn't important in the larger scheme of things, and thankfully, Ronaldo is only focused on extending his goal streaks.
Ronaldo's prime may be behind him, but his skills and effectiveness have certainly gone nowhere. As far as club football is concerned, he'll surely score more goals, and it's only a matter of time before he reaches the milestone of 900 goals for club and country; probably in 2024.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Al Nassr is on November 24 for the Saudi Pro League, against Al Akhdoud. You can watch Al Nassr vs Al Akhdoud, PSG vs AS Monaco, Brazil vs Argentina, Macedonia vs England, Ukraine vs Italy and Greece vs France, all matches provided from our football live game pages.
Al Nassr next game:
Al Nassr vs Al Akhdoud kick-off time (24-11-2023):
Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+7: 01:00
India (New Delhi) | UTC/GMT+4.30: 22:30
Saudi Arabia (Riyadh) | UTC/GMT+2: 20:00
Spain (Madrid) | UTC/GMT+1: 19:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+0: 18:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 15:00
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 14:00
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-7: 11:00