Saudi ‘soccer king’ Ronaldo named player of the month
Cristiano Ronaldo won the Saudi League Player of the Month award for the first time since his debut in Saudi Arabia. Ronaldo, who hesitated right after the transfer, quickly adapted to the league and started to dominate the Saudi league.
The Saudi Professional League Secretariat selected him as the Player of the Month on the 1st (Korean time), saying, “Superstar Ronaldo played in 4 games in February and set a phenomenal record of 8 goals and 2 assists.” “Ronaldo scored an equalizer at the end of the game against Al Fateh and scored a hat-trick against Al Wahda,” he explained. did.
In November of last year, Ronaldo, who had a conflict with Manchester United of the English Premier League (EPL) at the time and mutually terminated the contract, participated in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as an independent, and then transferred to Saudi Al Nasr in January. It was Ronaldo’s first challenge on the Asian stage, having won numerous trophies in the European big leagues as a world-class player.
The beginning of the Saudi league was not easy. He played full-time on his debut, wearing the captain’s armband in the spotlight, but went silent. He also failed to score in the semifinals of the Saudi Super Cup, and fans of the opposing team chanted “(Lionel) Messi” and ridiculed him. 스포츠토토
However, he perfectly adapted by scoring offensive points in four consecutive games in February. During this period, Al Nasr scored 11 goals, while Ronaldo was directly involved in 10 goals (8 goals, 2 assists) and played an active role as an all-weather striker.
Thanks to Ronaldo’s performance, Al Nasr rose to the top of the league (13 wins, 4 draws, 1 loss, 43 points). It is 2 points behind second place AL Itihad (12 wins, 5 draws, 1 loss, 41 points). Sauri prestigious Al-Nassr, who had not won a championship since the 2018-2019 season, is aiming to recreate glory for the first time in four seasons with Ronaldo.
Ronaldo is also aiming for the top scorer in his first year in Saudi Arabia. As of the 1st, Ronaldo is tied for 4th in scoring, 5 goals away from teammate Anderson Talisca (13 goals), who is in first place. Ronaldo became the top scorer in EPL, Spanish La Liga and Italian Serie A, and became the world’s first top scorer in three of Europe’s top five leagues.