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Ronaldo: Why I Left Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo: Why I Left Real Madrid

By David Kappel - Jul 17, 2018 06:30 PM @kappilinho

Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently became Real Madrid's most expensive sale in history after joining Juventus for €100 million (R1.55 billion), has explained why he decided to leave Los Blancos.

Click through the gallery above to see some images of Ronaldo's unveiling in Turin.

The Portugal international left Real as the club's record goalscorer after nine years in Spain.

He was reportedly unhappy about promises that were broken by president Florentino Perez, but did not have a bad word to say about his former employers at his unveiling in Turin.

Instead, he revealed that he left Madrid because he wanted a new challenge and found an interesting project at Juventus.

"I don't like to stay in my comfort zone," the 33-year-old said at his unveiling on Monday, as per Juventus' official Twitter account.

"I like taking challenges as I've done throughout my career, from Sporting to Manchester to Real Madrid.

"I'd love to make an important mark at Juventus. I want to go on working. I don't like to look at my own successes."

He also said he is not unhappy about leaving Real after nine years, and insisted he still has lots to offer despite being 33 already.

"I am not sad (about leaving Real). It is a new challenge for me and this is a big club," he added.

"Coming to such a big and important club in this point in my career. I am here for a brand new challenge.

"No disrespect, players of my age go to Qatar or China."

Read: Ronaldo: Why I Joined Juventus

Ronaldo also revealed that he will join up with his teammates in training on 30 July, and that he wants to make his debut for the Italian giants in their Serie A opener.  

Do you think Ronaldo made the right decision in leaving Real? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Mchumero10 Joined: 12 Apr 2018
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Mchumero10 Jul 19, 2018 12:49 PM
@joemak please explain d best dribbler,give me one occasion he dribbled 4 players n scored...
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Mchumero10 Jul 19, 2018 12:46 PM
@jujunation players leave for own personal reasons enlighten us why should Messi leave Barca?
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jul 19, 2018 06:00 AM
He will be a leading goal score for juventus I know!
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STIGA18 Joined: 26 Sep 2015
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STIGA18 Jul 18, 2018 09:21 AM
Is he trying to say that players who went to those countries were afraid of challenges in Europe. I'm not surprised, he's always full of it
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jujunation Jul 18, 2018 08:49 AM
Unlike messi
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jujunation Jul 18, 2018 08:48 AM
King cr7 for life
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ianwalepiratees Jul 18, 2018 07:30 AM
Good luck to him and juventus we thank you for all you have done in madrid till we meet again in the pitch farewell cr7.
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Ricworld Jul 18, 2018 03:50 AM
Penaldo at it again!!!! Giggs was right this guy’s move to Juve was orchestrated by Messi’s obsession...period!!!
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joemak Joined: 10 May 2013
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joemak Jul 18, 2018 12:44 AM
But in any event...Penald'or is a great finisher, contender for the best scorer ever, I will give him that, cos anybody who doesn't agree with that is a re.t.@.rd. But to say he's the greatest player is stretching the truth a tad beyond reality, cos there is a man who's an equally deadly finisher if not arguably a bit better especially in the style of execution, he's a muuch better dribbler all around the pitch, he's a muuuch better passer from any position on the field with far greater vision and overall play like he's got eyes at the back of his head, he's by far a better assister etc...so to actually compare people whose only comparison can really be reduced only to scoring a bucketful of goals every season is really not showing a brain that works properly. Anyway, good luck at Juventus, and with Juve's new horde of fans from soccer laduma @2legend1 should be happy...we wish them both well
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RealManUchiefz Jul 18, 2018 12:26 AM
"I dnt like to sty on my comfortzone"enough said Legend guud luck mfana guudluck to yo groupies also looks like im the only Real Madrid supporter left apha lol
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RealManUchiefz Jul 18, 2018 12:26 AM
"I dnt like to sty on my comfortzone"enough said Legend guud luck mfana guudluck to yo groupies also looks like im the only Real Madrid supporter left apha lol
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RealManUchiefz Jul 18, 2018 12:26 AM
"I dnt like to sty on my comfortzone"enough said Legend guud luck mfana guudluck to yo groupies also looks like im the only Real Madrid supporter left apha lol
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jul 17, 2018 11:51 PM
Wise decision so that spain government pple wll stop to milk ur staff
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Warras4phefeni Jul 17, 2018 08:47 PM
Wish you all the best KingCR7 break other records
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2legend1 Jul 17, 2018 07:58 PM
Lol. I'm a Juventus fan a Messi fan but I cannot ignore the fact that Ronaldo is the only person to rival the king. Joining Juve has given us a great boost cos even off peak ur strike ratio is off the charts. Good luck Ronaldo can't wait to see u partner with Douglas Costa, Dybala, Mandzukic and Pjanic
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joemak Jul 17, 2018 07:25 PM
We all know he left bcos Florentino flatly refused to give him even half of Messi's wages...he said 'forget it Penald'or, that man is the GOAT, there's no way you're getting a raise...get outta here!'
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joemak Jul 17, 2018 07:22 PM
The Penald'or fans I mean
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joemak Jul 17, 2018 07:21 PM
They are all Juventus fans now...
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chris_kumalo Jul 17, 2018 07:04 PM
I wonder how many SA soccer fans will following CR7 to Italy
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Flipping lyf Jul 17, 2018 06:53 PM
Thats my best player of all time everywhere he ply his trade he excell#cristiano ''Record'' Ronaldo

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