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OFFICIAL: Real Madrid sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus

Uruguay v Portugal: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

It’s now official. Real Madrid have sold Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.

Real Madrid C. F. inform that, as per Cristiano Ronaldo’s wishes and at his request, the club has allowed the player to complete his move to Juventus F. C.

Real Madrid would today like to place on record its thanks to a player who has shown himself to be the best in the world and made his mark on one of the greatest periods in our club’s history and on the world game.

Apart from the titles he has lifted, the honours secured and the on-field achievements during these nine years, Cristiano Ronaldo has been a role model in terms of commitment, hard work, responsibility, talent and self-improvement. He became Real Madrid’s leading all-time goalscorer, having scored 451 goals in his 438 appearances. In total, he won 16 pieces of silverware, including four European Cup crowns, three of which came in successive years, with these four continental triumphs coming in the past five seasons. In terms of individual honours, as a Real Madrid player, he won the Ballon d’Or on four occasions, The Best award twice and claimed the Golden Shoe three times, amongst many other accolades. Cristiano Ronaldo will forever be one of Real Madrid’s biggest icons and will represent a unique figure for future generations.

Real Madrid will always be his home.

No fees have been announced although most reports suggest that Juventus will pay around €100 million for the attacker.

Ronaldo spent nine seasons in the Spanish capital and won four Champions League titles, two Copa del Rey titles, two La Liga titles and three FIFA Club World Cup titles, becoming the best scorer in the history of the club with 450 goals in 438 official games played, a 1.03 ratio.

The Portuguese attacker signed for Real Madrid in the summer of 2009 and soon became the leader of his team. Los Blancos paid €94 million to sign him away from Manchester United in what was a record-breaking deal at the time.

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