After months of speculation, Cristiano Ronaldo has finally left Real Madrid after 9 years at the club. Ronaldo scored 451 goals in 438 games for Real Madrid and won 4 Champions Leagues at the Club. He also won a number of individual honors including 4 Ballon dOrs, 3 Golden Boots and 2 FIFA The Best Awards at the club.
Having left Madrid, Ronaldo thanked the Madrid fans and the club for all their support towards him.
“I have enormous thanks for this club, fans and city. I believe the time has come to open a new stage in my life. I asked the club to let me go and they accepted.”
“However, I believe that the time has come to open a new stage in my life and that is why I have asked the club to move. I feel that way and I ask everyone, and especially our followers, to please understand me.”
“They have been wonderful 9 years. They have been 9 unique years. It has been an exciting time for me, full of consideration but also hard because Real Madrid is demanding, but I know very well that I‘ll never forget that I have enjoyed football here in a unique way”
“I have had fabulous teammates in the field and in the dressing room, I have felt the warmth of incredible fans and together we have won 3 Champions Leagues in a row and 4 Champions Leagues in 5 years. I have the satisfaction of having won 4 Golden Balls and 3 Golden Boots.”