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New Real Star: Why I Chose Ronaldo's No. 7

New Real Madrid Star: Why I Chose Cristiano Ronaldo's No. 7

By Kurt Buckerfield - Sep 14, 2018 03:25 PM @KurtLaduma

Real Madrid's new No. 7 has revealed why he decided to take the number after it was left vacant by superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus in the recent transfer window.

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After wearing No. 9 in his first season at Los Blancos, Ronaldo eventually took the No. 7 jersey when Raul Gonzalez left the club in 2010.

Ronaldo broke almost every record possible in the iconic jersey, but this season, fans will see new signing Mariano Diaz, who has returned to the club from Lyon, in the shirt.

Speaking on what the jersey means to Real, Diaz revealed that he sees the famous number as a challenge.

"Yes, it weighs a lot," he told El Partidazo Cope.

"It was free, it's a number I like and it's a personal challenge. I am happy to be able to use a number used by Amancio, Juanito, Butragueno, Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo, of course.

"Many told me I should not choose it, but I'm not thinking about it. I want to work hard to enjoy minutes."

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The 25-year-old scored five goals in 14 matches in his first spell in Real's senior side, and struck 21 times for Lyon across all competitions last season.

Do you think Diaz made the right decision in choosing to wear the No. 7 jersey at Real? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Breezy@1985 Joined: 25 Jul 2018
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Breezy@1985 Sep 15, 2018 09:39 AM
Dont bite more than you can chew,some jersey numbers need to be retired or be given to capable people
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chinyama Joined: 31 Aug 2016
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chinyama Sep 14, 2018 08:12 PM
maria that is a motivational number
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Mumm_Rubi Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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Mumm_Rubi Sep 14, 2018 04:02 PM
Raul and Ronaldo set the bar so high. Good luck

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