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Cristiano Ronaldo: Al Nassr Star Speaks As He Commemorates Saudi National Day
- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrates its national day today, September 23
- The Middle East nation has been in the spotlight lately, given its recent huge investment in sports
- Portuguese icon Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken about the country's National Day celebration
Cristiano Ronaldo stole the headlines when he featured heavily in his club's promo video of the Saudi Arabia National Day.
The 38-year-old Portuguese footballer, who recently completed a transfer to the Middle East nation, was seen wearing a thobe alongside his teammates, including Sadio Mane, Marcelo Brozovic, and Flavio Otavio, in Al Nassr's video celebrating the Kingdom's national day.
The club shared the post on social media with the caption, "All together ✊ For one flag 🇸🇦 We Dream, and Achieve 💚," which elicited a flurry of reactions from fans of the club as well as admirers of the Portuguese star. Ronaldo further ignited the fans' enthusiasm with his comments regarding the nation's celebration.
Ronaldo speaks on Saudi National Day
Following Al Nassr's victory against Al Ahli, the club captain, Ronaldo took time to speak to the press.
While he highlighted the team's overall performance on the night, he also expressed his admiration for the country's national day celebration. As quoted by TCR on Twitter, he said,
"National day? I have become one of you. This country is truly beautiful."
The forward who guided the Riyadh-based club to their first title in the Arab Club Champions Cup earlier in the summer, has continued to show his love for the Saudi culture as he has on occasions been spotted wearing the thobe as he did in the promo video of the nations celebration.
Cristiano Ronaldo extends win record
Sports Brief in a previous report stated that Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo further etched his name more profoundly into the prints of football's record books.
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The Al-Nassr captain became the men's player with the most wins in football's history - 777, extending his record against rival Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo again showed his importance on the night with his sublime brace, which saw his side survive a late scare from Mathias Jassiel’s Al Ahli.