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Cristiano Ronaldo has helped Juventus unveil their new kit for 2020-21, heralding a grand return for one of the club’s most enduring hallmarks.
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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM (European Portuguese: [kɾiʃˈtjɐnu ʁɔˈnaɫdu]; born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballons d’Or and four European Golden Shoes, both of which are records for a European player. He has won 30 major trophies in his career, including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League title. Ronaldo holds the records for the most goals (128) and assists (40) in the history of the UEFA Champions League. He is one of the few recorded players to have made over 1,000 professional career appearances and has scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country.Born and raised in Madeira, Ronaldo began his senior club career playing for Sporting CP, before signing with Manchester United in 2003, aged 18. After winning the FA Cup in his first season, he helped United win three successive Premier League titles, the UEFA Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup; at age 23, he won his first Ballon d’Or. In 2009, Ronaldo was the subject of the then-most expensive association football transfer when signed for Real Madrid in a transfer worth €94 million (£80 million). There, Ronaldo won 15 trophies, including two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, and four UEFA Champions League titles, and became the club’s all-time top goalscorer. After joining Madrid, Ronaldo finished runner-up for the Ballon d’Or three times, behind Lionel Messi—his perceived career rival—before winning back-to-back Ballons d’Or from 2013–2014 and again from 2016–2017. After winning a third consecutive Champions League title in 2018, Ronaldo became the first player to win the trophy five times. In 2018, he signed for Juventus in a transfer worth an initial €100 million (£88 million), the highest ever paid by an Italian club and the highest ever paid for a player over 30 years old. He won the Serie A in his first two seasons with the club.
A Portuguese international, Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation in 2015. He made his senior debut in 2003 at age 18, and has since earned over 160 caps, including appearing and scoring in ten major tournaments, becoming Portugal’s most capped player and his country’s all-time top goalscorer. He scored his first international goal at Euro 2004 and helped Portugal reach the final of the competition. He assumed full captaincy in July 2008, leading Portugal to their first-ever triumph in a major tournament by winning Euro 2016, and received the Silver Boot as the second-highest goalscorer of the tournament. He became the highest European international goalscorer of all-time in 2018.One of the most marketable and famous athletes in the world, Ronaldo was ranked the world’s highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2016 and 2017 and the world’s most famous athlete by ESPN from 2016 to 2019. Time included him on their list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. As of April 2020, Ronaldo is also the most followed user on both Instagram and Facebook. With earnings of €720 million (£615 million) from 2010 to 2019, he was ranked second in Forbes list of highest-paid athletes of the decade, and according to the same publication, he is the first footballer, as well as only the third sportsman, to earn $1 billion in their career.
Cristiano Ronaldo models Juventus 2020-21 home kit as iconic …
Ronaldo is a Portuguese name equivalent to the Scottish Ronald. From the football super stars, it became a very common name in all Portuguese speaking countries, being also prevalent in Italy and Spanish speaking countries.
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The Old Lady will once again be playing in their iconic black-and-white stripes after abandoning them last year in favour of a controversial half-and-half design (although manufacturers Adidas prefer to describe it as “celebrated” in their press release for the new kit).
Cristiano Ronaldo models Juventus 2020-21 home kit as iconic …
Inspired by modern art, the new shirt is intended to have a fresh, contemporary take on Juve’s famous stripes while still being respectful of the club’s vaunted traditions.
The result is the black bands being given a “brush stroke” aesthetic to update the pattern which is, according to Adidas, “synonymous with the club’s core identity.”
The trim is also flecked with gleaming gold which is only fitting for Ronaldo and the rest of the reigning champions.
Ronaldo will be hoping it is third time lucky in the new kit for his hopes of becoming Serie A’s top scorer in a season. After Juve lost 2-0 at Cagliari on Wednesday, the Portugal star remains on 31 league goals for the season. His main rival to be Capocannoniere, Lazio’s Ciro Immobile, scored in a 2-0 win over over Brescia to take his 2019-20 total up to 35.
Ronaldo’s teammate Paulo Dybala, who on Thursday announced he has become the 159th player or coach to donate 1% of their wage to the Common Goal charity initiative, also looked resplendent as the jersey was unveiled.
Juve will proudly debut their new home shirt on Aug. 1 when AS Roma visit Turin on the final weekend of the Serie A season.
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Spurs go green as new home and away kit released
Tottenham Hotspur have kicked off the day with a bumper product launch as both the new home and away strips for 2020-21 were presented to the world in one fell swoop.
The home kit is familiar fare with Spurs’ traditional white shirt furnished with large blocks of navy blue on the sleeves and a yellow pinstripe trim — very similar to the fairly bland 2016-17 design.
The home shirt does have an “enhanced knit pattern” woven into the fabric which was created by going over the club’s old jerseys to produce an amalgam of their various graphics.
Elsewhere, the away kit has raised a eyebrows as Spurs have gone green. We’re told the “adventurous” green kit also has subtle flashes of neon yellow and lava glow to help usher in a dazzling change of palette ahead of the new season.
Harry Kane Co. did wear a green third alternate strip in 2018-19, a “neptune green” affair that was most famously worn when Lucas Moura scored a hat trick in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal at Ajax to send the Londoners into the final.
However, this is the first time they will be wearing green as the default kit whenever they don’t wear their home colours.
Salah’s smile looks even bigger under new hairdo
Mohamed Salah has celebrated becoming a Premier League winner with a drastic overhaul of his trademark look.
Indeed, the title-winning Liverpool forward shocked fans to the core by posting a photo of his new haircut on social media, revealing that his once bountiful, bouncing tresses have now been tamed.
Salah also posted a snippet of video to his Instagram stories, running a comb through his new high-top, curly fade with a huge smile across his face.
He obviously loves it, and if the positive comments on his posts are anything to go by, Reds fans around the world also seem to approve too.