The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo brought money to the Saudi Arabian League. This was recently announced by one of the representatives of the Saudi Professional League.
Ronaldo became the first world-class star to play in the Saudi Arabian League. CR7 joined Al Nasser after leaving Manchester United in early 2023.
The arrival of Ronaldo “opened” the way to the League of Saudi Arabia for other top football players. Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Kalidou Koulibaly, Riyad Mahrez and Neymar all joined the Saudi Pro League in the summer of 2023.
The presence of these stars has practically brought the Saudi League into the spotlight of the whole world. 140 countries received the rights to broadcast the competition and made a huge profit for the Saudi Pro League.
Saudi Arabian Professional League chief of operations Carlo Nora did not deny Cristiano Ronaldo’s role in promoting the Saudi Arabian League. He hopes Arab clubs can maintain their financial viability by spending lavishly to sign top stars.
“Signing Cristiano Ronaldo to play in Saudi Arabia helped broadcast the championship to 140 countries and boosted league revenue by 650 percent,” Nora said. Sportskida.
“We did not expect this to happen overnight. This is not a one-week event, this is a long-term project, and everyone recognizes that this is the right thing.”
“This is not just a waste of money, and it will happen. This ensures that we are all doing the right things to bring everything, everyone and the ecosystem together,” he said.
Watch the video “Ronaldo loves to play in Arabic but criticizes refereeing infrastructure“