Cristiano Ronaldo’s Saudi League debut time will play at home against Altai
On the last day of 2022, the Portuguese superstar Ronaldo announced a big news. He officially left the top European league to join the Saudi team Riyadh Victory, signing a contract until the summer of 2025. It is reported that Ronaldo’s annual salary may be as high as 200 million US dollars, which is a record annual salary for athletes. According to the “Bild” report, Ronaldo has arrived in Saudi Arabia, and he is expected to complete his Saudi debut in the Riyadh Victory vs Altai match at 23:00 on the evening of January 5th, Beijing time.
The 37-year-old Portuguese superstar has just passed the worst year of his career. His physical condition will decline rapidly in 2022, which directly leads to the decline of his finishing ability. He only made 10 appearances in the Premier League in the new season. 1 goal, which has never appeared for Ronaldo, known as the “goal machine”. In the World Cup in Qatar, Ronaldo was backed by the most powerful Portuguese team in history, which made him look forward to leading Portugal to achieve good results in the World Cup.
Portugal went very smoothly in the group stage. With 2 victories, they secured the qualifying spot in the group and advanced to the top 16. And Ronaldo started all three group matches. During this period, he wasted several single-handed opportunities and only scored 1 penalty. Although the performance has improved compared with the league, but in key games such as the World Cup, there are more and more voices to use Ronaldo as a substitute. In the end, in the two knockout games, Ronaldo failed to get a starting chance, and Portugal was also eliminated in the quarter-finals. And his rival Messi, who has been competing for a lifetime, successfully won the World Cup, which also means that it is impossible for Ronaldo to catch up with him.
So Ronaldo intends to start the next stage of competition with Messi on another level. He joined the Saudi team Riyadh Victory, with an annual salary of up to 200 million US dollars, which is the highest salary in football history. At present, Ronaldo has arrived in Saudi Arabia, and he hopes to complete his Saudi debut at Victory’s home court in Riyadh at 23:00 on January 5.