Cristiano Ronaldo: Plans in Place for Former Real Madrid Superstar to Return to La Liga Giants

Cristiano Ronaldo: Plans in Place for Former Real Madrid Superstar to Return to La Liga Giants

Byron Pillay
updated at February 9, 2024 at 3:58 PM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo spent nine seasons with Real Madrid after joining the club from Manchester United
  • CR7 scored more than a goal a game while in the colours of Madrid, and won numerous trophies as well
  • The Santiago Bernabeu is undergoing renovations and Madrid have spent close to €1.4 billion on it

Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid go hand-in-hand.

The Portuguese star spent nine seasons at the Spanish side, becoming one of the club’s greatest ever players.

Cristiano Ronaldo could return for a one-off game at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his Al-Nassr side could face Real Madrid in a one-off game later this year. Angel Martinez.
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Despite leaving the La Liga giants five years ago, CR7 could make a return to his former stomping ground. As noted by The Mirror, Ronaldo could make an appearance later this year with his Al-Nassr side.

The Saudi Pro League side are being considered for a friendly game against Los Blancos when they officially open the refurbished Santiago Bernabeu.

While Carlo Ancelotti’s men have played their home games at the stadium since the remodelling began, there is still work to be completed.

Madrid spend €1.4 billion on stadium

As noted by The Atheltic, Madrid has spared no expense when it comes to their new stadium.

Redevelopment on the Bernabeu began in 2019, and work was scheduled to be complete in December 2023. Madrid have since pushed back that date and plan to have the official opening at the end of the 2003/04 season.

International artists like Taylor Swift and Duki have already been confirmed for a concert which will form part of the celebrations to mark a new chapter in the club’s history.

Ronaldo a part of Madrid history

With the club looking to write a new chapter in their illustrious history, who better to be a part of it than one of their history makers?

As noted by the club’s website, CR7 scored 451 times in 438 games, averaging over a goal a game. He also went on to win the Champions League four times, LaLiga twice, and the Copa del Rey twice while a Madrid player.

He joined the Spanish side from Manchester United in England, before leaving to play for Juventus in Italy.

8 Ronaldo records that may last forever

Sports Brief previously reported how Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 39th birthday, still at the top of his game.

The Portuguese superstar is the epitome of longevity and hard work, and as a result he has set a host of records.

To celebrate his birthday, let’s take a look at eight records held by the Al-Nassr star which may last the test of time.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.