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Who is the owner of Al Nassr, the Saudi club that signed Cristiano Ronaldo?

Cristiano Ronaldo is joining nine-time Saudi champions Al Nassr.

A general view of the Al Nassr club store, after it was announced soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a contract with the club, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 31, 2022. REUTERS/Mohammed Benmansour

Cristiano Ronaldo officially joined Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr until June 2025 on Friday.

The Portuguese striker will continue his career with the Riyadh-based outfit after they officially announced their new signing. The deal will reportedly make the former Real Madrid player the highest-paid footballer of all time.

“I’m eager to experience a new football league in a different country. The vision that Al Nassr has is very inspiring and I am excited to join my team-mates,” Ronaldo said in his first statement as an Al Nassr player.

Al Nassr will be his fifth professional club, after spells with Sporting CP, Manchester United (twice), Real Madrid and Juventus.

Who are Al Nassr?

Al Nassr were formed in 1955 and have won 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.

The club’s head coach is Rudi Garcia, who has worked at several European clubs, including Roma, Marseille and Lille.

Who is the president of Al Nassr?

Musalli Al-Muammar is the current president of the club. He is a former head of the Saudi Pro League. In 2021, Al-Muanmar was the preferred choice of Prince Khalid bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, who has provided support to Al Nassr.

Al Nassr are top of the Saudi Premier League and are currently coached by Spanish manager Vicente Moreno. Ronaldo’s arrival at the club not only boosts their sporting chances, but will also have a major impact on their social media channels and brand.

Al Nassr’s sporting director, Marcelo Salazar, is working on signings from Europe in a bid to take Al Nassr to the top of Saudi football.

Saudi Sports Minister Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal said he is “happy” that Ronaldo is moving Saudi Arabia after making his move official. “Happy to have one of the best players in the world starting his new career in Saudi Arabia. Welcome Cristiano to the kingdom,” he tweeted.