Cristiano Ronaldo congratulates his former club Sporting CP for winning Portuguese League

1229
Cristiano Ronaldo congratulates his former club Sporting CP for winning Portuguese League
Cristiano Ronaldo congratulates his former club Sporting CP for winning Portuguese League

Cristiano Ronaldo, who began his career with Sporting Lisbon, took to this social media account to congratulate his former club. He posted a picture of the current squad on his Instagram account, with the caption “Congratulations, CHAMPIONS.”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano)

After seeing this sweet gesture of Cristiano towards his former club, it is assumed by many fans that he might join Sporting Lisbon for the next season. Juventus are on the verge of playing in UEFA Europa League next year and the club is not in a financial condition to bear the high salary of Ronaldo. Therefore, reports have said that Cristiano might take a big pay cut to join his first club, Sporting Lisbon.

Sporting ended their 19-year title drought in Portuguese league. Sporting Lisbon’s wait of nearly two decades for a Portuguese league title is finally over after they defeated Boavista 1-0 on Tuesday to win the league for the first time since 2002. With this win they ended the reign of local clubs Porto and Benfica. Porto had won 11 titles and Benfica 7 since Sporting last lifted the trophy 19 years ago.

Thousands of celebrating fans had greeted Ruben Amorim’s side outside the Jose Alvalade Stadium before kick-off. Thousands of Sporting fans had gathered outside the club’s ground well before kick-off. Local authorities had asked supporters to respect social-distancing restrictions. Once the match ended fans flooded the streets of Lisbon, accompanied by fireworks, car horns blaring and chants of ‘we are champions’.

In September 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo was honored by Sporting CP as academy named after Juventus star. Sporting CP have officially renamed their academy after former player Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo’s professional journey began at Jose Alvalade Stadium way back in 2002, as he quickly established himself as one of the most exciting young players in the Primeira Liga. He caught the attention of Manchester United officials during a pre-season friendly one year later, and went on to complete a £12 million ($15m) switch to Old Trafford at the age of 18.