Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the transcendental names in football, one who will be remembered beyond the sport’s history books. He shared a memorable rivalry with Lionel Messi not only on the pitch but also in brand sponsorship, as both have secured lifetime contracts from Nike and adidas, respectively. In terms of Cristiano Ronaldo kits, he has solidified his take on the number 7 and has taken the number to the various clubs he has played for, hence the nickname ‘CR7.’
Ronaldo Al Nassr Kits
Ronaldo opened 2023 by signing with Saudi Pro League side Al Nassr. By signing with the club, the Portuguese had stamped his iconic number 7 on the traditionally yellow shirt with blue accents. It did give a reverse Boca Junior vibe given the change in the colour dynamic. After his switch to the Saudi League, a significant number of European players had joined him the following season, notably Karim Benzema, N’golo Kante, Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane and Neymar. Some had joined him at Al Nassr, some opted for rival teams instead.
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Kits
He had to follow the footsteps of the likes of Eusebio, Deco and Figo, but there is no doubt now that CR7 is arguably the greatest Portuguese player of all time. He has brought his familiar CR7 kits to the predominantly red national shirt with green accents to match the flag colours. Euro 2016 was the best moment for Ronaldo in a Portuguese kit, winning it all against the region’s finests.
Juventus Cristiano Kits
2018 paved the way for Cristiano Ronaldo to join the Bianconeri. Here he donned Turin football’s recognisable black and white stripes. Some of his Juventus kits had the traditional application, whereas a few had modern interpretations to the bespoke design like the handstroke-inspired and the half-and-half blocked execution. Throughout his Juventus career he always had his favourite number 7.
Real Madrid Kits Cristiano Ronaldo
Before getting black as significant part of his kits, Ronaldo’s jerseys were one, if not the most popular ones for the Los Blancos for the most part of the 2010s. He had to start his La Liga career as a number 9 though, as club captain and Real Madrid legend Raul had his preferred #7. It didn’t take too long for him to get the 7 back and began what would be almost a decade’s worth of magical moments dedicated to the Madridistas.
Manchester United CR7
Cristiano Ronaldo’s career began to really take off when he joined the Red Devils in 2003. He actually wanted to have the number 28 at his previous club, Sporting Lisbon. But in recognition of his talent and potential, the club handed him the number 7, which had a great history of players involving George Best, Eric Cantona and David Beckham. Perhaps it might not have been CR7 if not for Manchester United.
Sporting Lisbon #28 – Where it All Started
On that particular night at the inauguration of the Estadio Jose Alvalade, a teenage winger from Sporting Lisbon shocked the more established Manchester United football club. Wearing the club’s bespoke green and white hooped kit with the number 28 on his back, the young Cristiano Ronaldo proved too much for the Red Devils and succumbed to a 3-1 defeat. That triggered the players to urge Sir Alex Ferguson himself to sign Ronaldo right then and there. Right after the game, Ronaldo instantly became a United player as the club immediately agreed a transfer fee to seal the deal. The rest is history…