Ronaldo to Juventus: Supreme scorer in Opta numbers

Tanya Simon
July 10, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo has announced he will leave Real Madrid to play with Juventus of the Italian league in a transfer deal worth nearly $140 million between the two clubs. He won four Champions League titles at Madrid and two league championships as well as two Spanish Cups and three Fifa Club World Cups. And with them also, on an individual level, I have the satisfaction of having won four Gold Balls and three Gold Boots.

Shares of Italy's most successful, best-known soccer team, Juventus, surged on Tuesday after it was confirmed that the side has signed Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for around 100 million euros ($117 million).

"For Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of our great symbols", said a club statement.

Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli has travelled to Cristiano Ronaldo's hotel in Greece ahead of a proposed move.

Ronaldo, 33, joined Spanish giants Madrid from Premier League club Manchester United in 2009 for a then world record £80 million (Dh390m).

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"No, if anything bothers me it's the goals he scored against me a year ago", Buffon responded when asked if he was annoyed that he won't be at Juventus next term.

Ronaldo, whose Portugal were knocked out of the World Cup last 16 by Uruguay, hinted after May´s Champions League victory against Liverpool that he was considering leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.

"These years at Real Madrid, and in the city of Madrid, have been possibly the happiest of my life". The club are also expressing their extreme gratitude to the player, and reeling off some of his eye-watering stats.

Cristiano Ronaldo has written an open letter to Real Madrid fans. "You have my respect and my recognition for all of them".

"It was very nice to be in Madrid", he said at the time, using the past-tense.

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