Football - Ron­aldo signs longterm deal with Nike

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Nike and Cris­tiano Ron­aldo have ex­tended their long-term spon­sor­ship deal. The Por­tuguese soc­cer star has had a con­tract with Nike since 2003 and wears its Mer­cu­rial cleats. In a video re­leased by the Beaver­ton, Ore­gon-based ap­parel maker, he sug­gested the deal was “for life,” although terms weren’t re­leased. Ron­aldo said in a state­ment re­leased Tues­day by the com­pany: “I have a great re­la­tion­ship with this brand, I have great friends here in the com­pany. We work as a family, too. This is my brand.” Ron­aldo, a three-time world player of the year, is cap­tain of the Por­tuguese na­tional team that won the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship this year. On Mon­day, the 31-year old signed a new five-year con­tract with Real Madrid that runs through June 2021. Ron­aldo has scored 372 goals in 360 matches for Real Madrid, help­ing the team to two Cham­pi­ons League ti­tles and the La Liga crown since join­ing it in 2009.

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