Cristiano Jr, the 13-year-old son of the renowned football icon Cristiano Ronaldo, is set to follow in his father’s footsteps by joining Al Nassr, a Saudi Arabian football club. He recently signed with the club’s Under-13 team and will proudly sport the iconic number 7 jersey, mirroring his father’s legendary association with that number.
The young Cristiano Jr has already demonstrated his passion for the sport, having previously played for Real Madrid’s youth team during his father’s tenure at the club. He also continued his football journey when Ronaldo made the switch from La Liga to Serie A by joining Juventus’ youth team.
In another move that parallels his father’s career, Cristiano Jr’s recent transfer to Al Nassr’s Under-13 squad marks a continuation of his family’s connection to the Middle East, where Ronaldo himself joined the Saudi Arabian side in January. His high-profile transfer made him the world’s highest-paid player, commanding a staggering estimated annual salary of £175 million.
Ronaldo’s performance at Al Nassr has been nothing short of exceptional, with him notching up an impressive 40 goals in 2023, making him the top scorer in the world. His presence in the Middle East has also provided a stable home for him and his family, including his girlfriend and children.
Back in 2019, Ronaldo shared his son’s dream of playing alongside him before his retirement from football. Cristiano Jr expressed his desire, saying, “Dad, hold on for a few more years, I want to play with you.” While Ronaldo acknowledged the sentiment, he recognized the challenges that lie ahead, given the ever-evolving nature of his career.