Cristiano Ronaldo joins Juventus: the numbers, reactions and best tweets

Ronaldo signs for Juventus from Real Madrid

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"Congratulations to Juventus for achieving such a great objective".

What many people thought was the rumour of the summer has turned into the transfer of the summer after the Italian champions confirmed that a deal for the 33-year-old had been completed.

During his tenure at the Bernebeau, the five-time Balon d'Or victor was nigh on unstoppable, scoring a staggering 451 goals in 438 appearances for the club.

"I only have feelings of huge thanks for this club, for the fans and for this city", he said. The Italian club said: "He's called Cristiano Ronaldo and he's now officially a Bianconero!" I'm leaving, but this shirt, this crest, and the Santiago Bernabeu will continue to feels these things wherever I am.


"Juventus have not won the Champions League since the 1995/96 season, but they have reached two finals in the last five years".

Ronaldo departs Real after three years.

Massimiliano Allegri's side claimed a seventh straight Serie A title last season by holding off an inspired Napoli, but fell to Real in Europe after a dramatic last-eight clash, when Ronaldo ended a thrilling fightback by the Old Lady with a controversial last-gasp penalty.

Unless he knew differently, Ronaldo himself is unlikely to have had the Italian champions as his first-choice destination should he leave Real, but the gesture from the supporters that night will have left its mark on the Portuguese forward. They may not be Real or Man United, but they are not far behind, and Juve can offer Ronaldo another lorry-load of trophies over the course of his contract.


Reports in the Spanish media suggested that Liverpool FC could spend a club transfer record fee on the Real Madrid playmaker to fill Philippe Coutinho's void at the Anfield outfit.

And Pele, who spent 18 years at Santos before ending his career with New York Cosmos, understands Ronaldo's decision.

Before the France match, he has even openly been flirting with a Real move after saying: "Zidane or no Zidane, the white jersey [of Real] is special but the blue jersey suits me well so it does not bother me if I stay".


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