Record Fee Transfer: When Real Madrid cashed all in to sign Cristiano Ronaldo 13 years ago today


Record Fee Transfer: When Real Madrid cashed all in to sign Cristiano Ronaldo 13 years ago today

Cristiano Ronaldo

13 years ago, today Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from Manchester United for a record fee of €94 million, making him football history’s most expensive signing at that time.

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Cristiano Ronaldo joined a struggling Real Madrid side and helped to some of the most glorious 9 years year in club history. He also become the club’s top scorer and won 4 Ballon D’ors in his time at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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Cristiano Ronaldo won 4 Champions League titles with Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo broke numerous records in his time at Real Madrid. He became the club’s highest-scoring player with 450 goals in 438 games. Assisting a further 131 goals as well. Ronaldo also went on to win numerous individual and team accolades as he became Real Madrid’s greatest ever player.

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4 Champions League titles, 2 La Liga titles, 3 Club World Cups, 3 UEFA Super Cups, 2 Copa del Rey and 2 Spanish Super Cups. In addition, he also win the Ballon D’or 4 times, the European Golden Shoe 3 times, 2 FIFA World player of the year and 3 UEFA Best player awards and countless more trophies.

At Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo turned from a world-class winger to arguably the greatest player in the history of the game. Easy to say, Ronaldo and Real Madrid together made history and gave football some of its most iconic moments.

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