Popular football star Cristiano Ronaldo made his competitive debut for his new club Al Nassr in their 1-0 win over Ettifaq in the Saudi Pro League on Sunday. The 37-year-old Portugal forward joined the club last month on a deal that runs until 2025, reportedly earning more than £177m per year.
He led the line and played the entire game in which Brazilian midfielder Talisca scored the winner. Al Nassr is top of the Saudi league, a point above second-placed Al Hilal.
Ronaldo who has played for Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid was greeted by banners and cheers from his adoring fans at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh. This comes after he scored two in the 4-3 loss to Lionel Messi’s Paris St-Germain in an exhibition match on Thursday.