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Impure smile, imposing physique and beige suit with black stripes, pure personality.

Antonio Rüdiger

(Berlin, 1993) showed up at the sports city of


without complexes, aware that he is one of the best signings on the summer market, "one of those great players who will help us to be stronger and more competitive, one of the best defenses in the world", as

Florentino Pérez

assessed .

The German defender has changed Stamford Bridge, the place where he accompanied


to the conquest of the Champions League, for the

Santiago Bernabéu

, "the place of the 14 European Cups", as the president insisted.



has inherited the number 18, the last number chosen by

Gareth Bale

, Rüdiger, who has signed with

Real Madrid


June 2026

, will wear the

number 22

left free by

Isco Alarcón


"Today is a very special day. First of all I wanted to

thank my parents

, because without them I wouldn't be here. Thanks to the president for giving me the opportunity to play for this great club, and to the fans. I can promise you

that I will give everything for this club

. I want to win all the titles. Hala Madrid and nothing else", expressed the German defender in English.

Before, Florentino had thanked him that, having the opportunity to choose at the end of his contract with


, he opted for Madrid.

"You fulfill one of your dreams.

You allowed yourself to choose and you have opted for this shield


Beside the German, his wife, his two sons and his parents.

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