Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of the Portugal national football team, joined the Saudi club Al-Nasr in a two-and-a-half-year deal, a month after the 37-year-old striker's contract with Manchester United was terminated to become a free deal.

Here is what you need to know about the Saudi club, nicknamed “Al-Alamy”:

A high star.. The eye does not see anything else 🤩

I have nights in love and my heart is captive.. 🎶💛

– Al-Nasr Saudi Club (@AlNassrFC) December 31, 2022

What is the date of victory?

  • Al-Nasr Club was established in 1955 and is located in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. The club plays in the Saudi Professional League, which includes 16 teams.

  • It finished third last season, 6 points behind champions Al-Hilal.

  • Al-Nasr is the second most successful team in the league with 9 titles, and its last title was in the 2018-2019 season. Only Al-Hilal - which is also based in Riyadh - is the only one to win more titles (18 titles) for the league.

  • Al-Nasr also won the King's Cup 6 times, the last of which was in 1990.

  • Majed Abdullah (the league's top scorer throughout the ages) played for victory, and the former Saudi striker scored 189 goals, averaging almost a goal per game.

  • Al-Nasr Stadium is Marsool Park (formerly King Saud University), with a capacity of 25,000 spectators.

  • Al-Nassr's best performance in the AFC Champions League came in 1995 when it finished second.

  • Saudi clubs won the AFC Champions League title 6 times, with Al-Hilal achieving a record 4 titles, while Al-Ittihad won the continental championship twice.

Today is the last day of the play # The Flaming Arrow

in Riyadh Boulevard. Thank you to His Excellency the Counselor @Turki_alalshikh for this idea and unsurprising support.

Thank you to everyone who attended. An

enjoyable day for everyone . To

book from here:

- Majed Abdullah (@M_Abdullah_9) December 25, 2022

Who is the victory coach?

And what is his formation?

  • Al-Nasr is currently coaching Frenchman Rudi Garcia, who previously trained Lille, Roma, Olympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais. Garcia has been in charge of the team since last June.

  • Saudi Professional League clubs can register 8 foreign players, but only 7 can be selected in the match squad.

  • The team includes other notable foreign players, including Cameroon World Cup champion Vincent Aboubakar, who changed the game against Serbia and scored the winning goal to stun Brazil in the final match of the group stage in Qatar 2022.

  • Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina, who previously played with Arsenal and Napoli, in addition to former Brazilian international midfielder Luiz Gustavo, is also in the squad.

How does victory lead in the current season?

  • Al-Nasr enters the year 2023 and is at the top of the league with 26 points after 11 matches, as it won 8 matches, lost only once and tied twice, and Al-Shabab is one point behind in second place, and has a postponed match.

  • Brazilian midfielder Anderson Talisca is the team's top scorer this season with 6 goals, and he is joint top scorer in the tournament so far.

  • With the AFC changing the format of the Champions League, Ronaldo's new team must now win the league this season to qualify for the group stage of the 2023-2024 edition, which is due to start next September.

  • Teams will also be allowed to include up to 6 foreign players in their starting line-up in the AFC Champions League next season, and at least one of these players must be from another Asian country.

The world's greatest athlete 🌏

officially signs for # the global 🤩 # Ronaldo_Nasrawi

– Al-Nasr Saudi Club (@AlNassrFC) December 30, 2022

What can Ronaldo bring to victory?

  • Ronaldo scored more than 700 club goals and more than 100 goals with Portugal, ranking him as the all-time top scorer with 819 goals.

  • Despite Manchester United's struggles last season, veteran Ronaldo showed that he still had some energy when he topped the team's top scorer with 24 goals, including 18 in the English Premier League.

  • But Ronaldo struggled this season at Manchester United, scoring just 3 goals in all competitions before his departure.

  • In Qatar he became the first player to score in 5 World Cups, but quickly lost his place in the starting line-up after Portugal reached the knockout stage.

  • Scoring goals was not a problem for Al-Nassr this season, as the team scored 25 goals in the league after 11 rounds.