Register Login Scores

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

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.

'Man Utd Star Developing Quicker Than Ronaldo'

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."

How Ronaldo Responded To 'Messi Is Better Than You' Taunts At Man Utd

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. 

nextarticle

Guardiola: This Incredible Boy Is Not For Sale

3 comments

Top 5

17 Absa Prem Keeper Kits You Have To See!

6 Sep 17, 2019 02:49 PM in PSL

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

15 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Mabunda Stars As Down Net Five In CAF Tie

90 Sep 14, 2019 04:00 PM in CAF Champions League

The Highest-Paid Players In Football Right Now

7 Sep 06, 2019 07:15 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Chiefs' Unbeaten Run Ended At FNB

358 Sep 14, 2019 07:52 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Grobler: Why I Didn’t Join Pirates…

23 Sep 13, 2019 11:31 AM in PSL

The Highest-Paid Coaches At Afcon Revealed?

108 Jul 11, 2019 07:38 PM in AFCON 2019

Chimhavi: SAFA Is Not Broke!

8 Sep 13, 2019 12:30 PM in Bafana

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

13 Apr 02, 2019 12:30 PM in International

Koloba: ‘I Said It About Chiefs’

18 Sep 13, 2019 01:53 PM in Kaizer Chiefs