number 7 shirt at Real Madrid, sports daily Marca said today.
world record transfer from Manchester United, and the club managed to sell
thousands of CR9 replica shirts.
Ronaldo wants the famed number, the same he wears for Portugal and wore at Old
Trafford for Manchester United.
end an era at the Estadio Bernabeu. He is the top goal-scorer in the club’s
proud history, ahead of the legendary Alfredo Di Stefano, with 228 league goals
in 550 matches since his debut in 1994.
leading Spain scorer, having put away 44 goals in 102 caps 1996-2006.
titles. But Raul won nothing at all with Spain as La Roja only started to pick
up trophies after manager Luis Aragones took the controversial decision to drop
Raul in 2006.
homage” to Raul on August 24, the date scheduled for their annual pre-season
Trofeo Santiago Bernabeu friendly match.
playing half of the match for each side – or a world XI.
Messi, Diego Forln, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Xavi,
Carles Puyol and Andres Iniesta – will be invited.
“Madridista” faithful to say goodbye to another long-serving veteran: playmaker
Turkish giants Besiktas, after 14 years of midfield majesty but also of
infuriating inconsistency and annoying attitudes.
number 14 shirt.
team without Guti and Raul.
Real’s summer signings so far have not been
expensive “galacticos” but youngsters Angel Di Maria, Pedro Leon and Sergio