Nike Create Special Pitch to Celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo’s Goal-Scoring Record
Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Man United has dominated headlines recently, but Nike have taken a step back to celebrate another milestone in the legendary footballer’s career. Recently becoming the leading goal scorer for the Portuguese national team, CR7 has been honoured by his long-time sponsor, with a special renovated pitch finessed in the Funchal community of Madeira, Portugal.
The pitch is set at the local community centre where Ronaldo spent his early childhood years, and includes a painted goal that carries a special meaning for Ronaldo: his commitment to setting personal goals on his way to becoming one of the best footballers in the world.
Portuguese artist AkaCorleone curated the eye-catching pitch design, fitting the goal’s crossbars with an illustrated timeline of Ronaldo’s career in 15 scenes.
‘I always had a dream to be a footballer. Whatever it is you want to achieve in life, it’s important that you set goals so you have something to work toward,’ says Ronaldo. ‘Even if they are small goals, accomplishing them gives you a great focus and sense of achievement.’
To go with the pitch, Nike have also revealed a commemorative CR110 boot, which will be given to 110 rising stars in the primary countries where Ronaldo has played: Portugal, England, Spain and Italy.
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