Ronaldo 7| Cristiano Ronaldo 7| why Ronaldo wearing no 7

 

The weight that comes with this shirt number, which many great
footballers wear, can be devastating. For Manchester United, Real Madrid, and
Portugal, Ronaldo has worn the iconic number ‘7.’

The Portuguese captain admitted he was close to wearing number 28
except for Ferguson’s intervention at an event to market his latest Nike CR7
Chapter 4 boots.

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Ronaldo, who has long been identified with the No.7 shirt for both
club and country, was the first to wear it at Manchester United before
maintaining the trend at Real Madrid and then Juventus.

The Portuguese superstar, also known as CR7, has made his name and
digit into an international brand, and it’s difficult to recall him ever being
identified with a different number.

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Why Cristiano
Ronaldo always wear no 7


In his teens, he now 35-year-old wore the No.28 jersey for
Sporting Lisbon and in a pre-season friendly against what would become his next
side, Manchester United, in 2003. Sir Alex Ferguson had to persuade Ronaldo to
don the famous No.7 jersey when he joined the Red Devils in 2004. Ronaldo was
to replace another legend, David Beckham, who had moved to Real Madrid.

As the striker arrived at Old Trafford, he requested to wear his
preferred number 28. Still, Ferguson persuaded him to wear the number seven
shirt, worn by legends such as David Beckham, George Best, and Eric Cantona.

Indeed, Ronaldo ravaged opposing defenses in the Premier League,
and it was in England that he received his first Ballon d’Or award in 2008
after scoring 42 goals in a single season.

After he joined Real Madrid in 2009, he wore No.9 until the famed
Raul vacated the No.7 shirt to join Schalke in 2010.

During his nine-year stay in Madrid, he will eclipse Raul as the
club’s all-time top goal scorer, surpassing the Blanco‚Äôs hero in every way.

Ronaldo 7 in
Juventus


“I’m happy I can keep the No.
7,”
Ronaldo said after his surprise summer departure from Real Madrid.
Ronaldo had to meet with Juan Cuadrado, the No. 7 shirt number at Juve, to
maintain his relationship with the number.

Cuadrado had been assigned the No. 7
jerseys when his second loan spell with the Old Lady began in 2016, and he kept
it when his contract was extended last year.

“It’s my favorite number, and I
told the club about it from the beginning,”
Ronaldo told DAZN.

“And of course, I spoke with Cuadrado because he
was No. 7. He said it was no problem and it will be a pleasure to give you No.
7, my shirt. So I’m surprised in a good way as the club helped me, and of
course, Cuadrado accepted it well.”

 

Is Cristiano Ronaldo’s jersey number 7 for Portugal?


When Ronaldo was a member of the
Portugal national team, he wore the No.17 jersey for the first time in the 2004
European Championship, alongside the famous Luis Figo.

However, after Figo’s retirement,
Ronaldo reclaimed the legendary No.7 shirt.

Aside from football, the number 7 has
long been synonymous with good health and luck in many cultures worldwide.