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Who are Al-Nassr? Cristiano Ronaldo's new club history, players & everything you need to know

11:55 GMT+4 31/12/2022
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Cristiano Ronaldo's deal with Al-Nassr makes him one of the highest-paid player in the sport, but who are the Saudi Arabian side?

Cristiano Ronaldo stunned the world in November 2022 with a fiery exit from Man Utd, via an unsanctioned tell-all interview with Piers Morgan. Since mutually terminating his contract with the Red Devils, Ronaldo was, unsurprisingly, linked with numerous clubs across Europe.

Ultimately, on December 30, Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr, who tabled an attractive offer to sign the Portugal star.

GOAL brings you all the details about the club and the offer below.

Who are Al-Nassr?

Al-Nassr are a Saudi Arabian club which compete in the Saudi Pro League. They are one of the most successful teams in the country.

Al-Nassr, nicknamed Al-Aalami or Faris Najd, are based in the capital city of Riyadh. They are managed by Rudi Garcia, formerly of Roma, Marseille and Lyon.

Competing in yellow and blue, Al-Nassr ply their trade at Mrsool Park, a 25,000-capacity stadium. That same venue hosted two Anthony Joshua fights, the Supercopa de Espana and the very first F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Has Cristiano Ronaldo agreed to sign for Al-Nassr?

On Friday, Al-Nassr confirmed that they have roped in the superstar footballer. Their statement read, "History in the making. This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves. Welcome Cristiano to your new home Al-Nassr FC."

How much is Cristiano Ronaldo earning at Al-Nassr?

The deal that brought Cristiano Ronaldo to Al-Nassr is widely reported to be in the region of $75 million per year.

Ronaldo's playing days could end in 2024, when he would be 39 years of age, with the remainder of the contract seeing him serve as a club ambassador.

Al-Nassr's history

Formed in 1955, Al-Nassr are one of the most decorated sides in the Pro League.

Included in their trophy haul: nine league titles, six King's Cups, three Crown Prince's Cups, three Federation Cups and two Saudi Super Cups.

Al-Nassr previously won the (now defunct) GCC Champions League twice and claimed a double in 1998, winning the Asian Cup Winners' Cup and the Asian Super Cup.

Last term, the side finished third in the league but were knocked out of their domestic cup and the AFC Champions League by Al-Hilal.

Al-Nassr sit in second position this season, just behind Al-Shabab.

What players do Al-Nassr have?

Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar joined in the summer of 2021 and is a key player for the team.

Brazilian defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo and former Arsenal shot-stopper David Ospina signed for the club in 2022.

You can see Al-Nassr's squad here.

How rich are Al-Nassr?

Late Saudi prince Abdul Rahman bin Saud Al Saud took charge of the club in 1960. He oversaw a journey that took them from amateur status, to one of the country's best sides. Needless to say, he more than funded the club's rise to prominence financially.

He died in 2004 but the club have continued to receive financial backing from Saudi royalty since then, hence their ability to make this deal a reality.

What is Al-Nassr's home stadium?

Al-Nassr play their home games at the Mrsool Park Stadium located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The stadium was built in 2015 and it holds a capacity of 25,000 people.

What is Al-Nassr's jersey?

The Saudi Arabian side's home kit includes a yellow shirt with blue sleeves and blue shorts, and their away kit is a combination of black and blue in stripes and black shorts.