Portugal and Al Nassr captain, Cristiano Ronaldo has won his first trophy with and for the Saudi side Al Nassr and the club’s first-ever Arab Club Champions Cup title. This was possible after Ronaldo scored twice in a 2-1 extra-time win over fellow Saudi side Al Hilal on Saturday at the King Fahd Stadium.
Even as the highest goal scorer in international men’s football Ronaldo couldn’t clinch any trophy last season after his move to Al Nassr, he finished runners-up in the Saudi Pro League. The 38-year-old scored six times in the tournament to finish as it top scorer en route to the title.
Not just winning the tournament now, he also won the Golden Boot, first Al Nassr player to be top scorer in the club’s history in the tournament. And first and only Al Nassr player yet to ever score in the Arab Club Champions Cup final. He’s also the player with most headed goals in football history
The tournament is played by top Arab clubs in the region and included teams from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.
The star-studded Al Nassr side finished the game with 10 men, had many chances to score in the first half with new close season signings Sadio Mane, Seko Fofana and Marcelo Brozovic all denied by goalkeeper Mohammed Alowais.
Celebrating his victory, he thanked many for the support especially the Al Nassr fans whose support he has enjoyed immensely;