Cristiano Ronaldo has completed his 112m euros (£99.2m) move from Real Madrid to Juventus.

The Portuguese netted 450 goals in 438 games for Real Madrid during his nine year period at the Spanish club.

Ronaldo’s move to Juventus makes him the fourth most expensive player of all time, he is also the 7th for his 2009 move to Real from Manchester United – third if you exclude Kylian Mbappe’s expected 180m euros (£159m) move to Paris St-Germain.

It almost trebles the most expensive transfer fee ever for a player aged 30 or more.

Leonardo Bonucci’s reported 40m euros (£35.1m) move from Juventus to AC Milan last summer was the record.

Ronaldo’s 44 goals for Real Madrid last season was his third lowest total in nine years at the Santiago Bernabeu, but it was still exactly one goal per game.

Including Portugal goals, 54 in total, it was his lowest scoring season for club and country since 2009/10.

He managed 22 goals in his final 13 La Liga appearances.

Ronaldo has won the past two Ballons d’Or for the world’s top player and four of the past five.

He has also been named in the past 11 Fifa Fifpro World XI and Uefa Teams of the Year.

He has won the Champions League for three consecutive years and has won the Golden Boot in that tournament in each of the past six seasons including one season when he was joint top scorer and also won it once 10 years ago with Manchester United.

Of his 15 goals last season, three were against Juventus including a sensation bicycle kick which earned him a standing ovation from the Juventus Stadium faithfuls.

As well as winning the Champions League Golden Boot, Ronaldo also managed to finish second top scorer in La Liga despite scoring only four times in the first half of the season.

He hit 22 league goals from January onwards, despite not playing in seven games.

He is still the second top scorer at the ongoing World Cup, with four goals including a hat-trick against Spain, despite Portugal’s last-16 elimination.

Those goals made him the second top scorer in the history of international football with 85.

 

-BBC