Al Nassr FC: Saudi Arabia club Al Nassr announced the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo on December 31, 2022 on a two-year contract, paying the Portuguese player €200 million per year.
Following the transfer, Al Nassr’s following on social media platform Instagram has sky rocketed from just over 800,000 to over 6 million, and counting. According to reports, there have been enquiries by multiple broadcasters to telecast the games of the club in Europe.
The club offered various commercial incentives in order to convince Ronaldo to join the team. “History in the making. This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves,” the team had said after the signing.
Who are Al Nassr FC?
Al Nassr Football Club (Arabic: نادي النصر السعودي; Naṣr meaning Victory) is a Saudi Arabian football club based in Riyadh. The club was formed in 1955 and plays its home games at the Mrsool Park. Their home colors are yellow and blue.
Al-Nassr are a Saudi Arabian club which compete in the Saudi Pro League. They are one of the most successful teams in the country.
Al-Nassr, nicknamed Al-Aalami or Faris Najd, are based in the capital city of Riyadh. They are managed by Rudi Garcia, formerly of Roma, Marseille and Lyon.
Al Nassr is one of the most successful clubs in Saudi Arabia, with an estimated 45 championships in all competitions, 27 of which are official championships. At domestic level, the club has won nine Premier League titles, six Kings Cups, three Crown Princes Cups, three Federation Cups and two Saudi Super Cups.
Al Nassr play at the 25,000-capacity King Saud University Stadium, which opened in 2015 and hosted a match to honour Diego Maradona between two of the late Argentina great’s former clubs, Boca Juniors and Barcelona, in 2021.
What is Al Nassr FC’s history?
- Formed in 1955, Al Nassr is based in the Saudi capital of Riyadh and the club plays in the country’s top division – the Saudi Professional League (SPL), which has 18 teams.
- It finished third last season, six points behind champions Al Hilal.
- Al Nassr are the second-most successful team in the league with nine titles. Their last win was in the 2018-19 season. Only Al Hilal, also based in Riyadh, has won more titles (18).
- They have also won the country’s knockout cup, the King’s Cup, six times, most recently in 1990.
- The league’s all-time top scorer Majed Abdullah played for Al Nassr. The former Saudi striker scored 189 goals and averaged nearly a goal a game.
- Al Nassr’s home ground is Mrsool Park, which has a capacity of 25,000.
- Al Nassr’s best performance in Asia’s premier club competition, the AFC Champions League, came in 1995 when they finished runners-up.
- Saudi teams have won the AFC Champions League six times, with Al Hilal claiming a record four titles while Al Ittihad won the continental competition twice.
Who is Al Nassr’s coach?
Al Nassr are coached by Rudi Garcia, who previously managed Lille, AS Roma, Olympique Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais. The Frenchman has been in charge since June.
What players do Al-Nassr have?
Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar joined in the summer of 2021 and is a key player for the team.
Brazilian defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo and former Arsenal shot-stopper David Ospina signed for the club in 2022.
Does the Saudi crown own Al Nassr FC?
No, the club is run by presidents who are elected by a board. In the past, crown princes have been associated with the leadership of the club. The current president of the club is Musalli Al-Muammar.
How rich are Al-Nassr?
Late Saudi prince Abdul Rahman bin Saud Al Saud took charge of the club in 1960. He oversaw a journey that took them from amateur status, to one of the country’s best sides. Needless to say, he more than funded the club’s rise to prominence financially.
He died in 2004 but the club have continued to receive financial backing from Saudi royalty since then, hence their ability to make this deal a reality.
What is Al-Nassr’s home stadium?
Al-Nassr play their home games at the Mrsool Park Stadium located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The stadium was built in 2015 and it holds a capacity of 25,000 people.
What is Al-Nassr’s jersey?
Al-Nassr FC is a professional football club based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The club’s jersey typically features the team’s colors, which are blue and white. The jersey may also include the team’s logo and sponsor logos. The specific design of the jersey may vary from season to season.
The Saudi Arabian side’s home kit includes a yellow shirt with blue sleeves and blue shorts, and their away kit is a combination of black and blue in stripes and black shorts.
Al-Nassr 2022-23 Home Kit
Al-Nassr 2022-23 Away Kit
Al-Nassr 2022-23 Third Kit
How many titles has Al Nassr FC won?
The club has nine league titles, with the latest triumph coming in 2019. It has six King’s Cup, three Crown Prince’s Cup trophies, three Federation Cup wins and two Saudi Super Cup titles.
What is Al Nassr’s home stadium?
Al Nassr plays football at the Mrsool Park which has a capacity of 25,000. This is where Ronaldo will be presented to the fans on Tuesday.
Who is Al Nassr’s coach?
Al Nassr is coached by Rudi Garcia, who previously managed Lille, AS Roma, Olympique Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais. The Frenchman has been in charge since June.
Who are the other prominent international players in Al Nassr?
Other notable foreign players in the squad include Cameroon’s World Cup hero Vincent Aboubakar – who changed the game against Serbia and scored the winner to stun Brazil in their last group game in Qatar.
Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina, who previously played for Arsenal and Napoli, as well as former Brazil international and midfielder Luiz Gustavo are also in the squad.
Who is Al Nassr’s leading goalscorer?
The club’s all-time top scorer is Majed Abdullah. The former Saudi striker scored 189 goals and averaged nearly a goal a game.
What is Al Nassr’s rank in Saudi Pro League 2022/23 season standings?
Al Nassr goes into 2023 sitting top of the league with 26 points after 11 matches, having won eight games and lost just once. Al Shabab is a point behind in second place with a game in hand.
Brazilian midfielder Talisca is its top scorer this season with six goals – a joint league-high.
With the AFC changing the format for the Champions League, Ronaldo’s new team must now win the league this season to qualify for the group stage of the 2023–24 edition, which is set to begin in September.