In the summer of 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo joined his current club for what was then a world record transfer fee of £80 million (€94 million). At least 80,000 fans showed up to welcome his move from Manchester to Madrid.
“When I arrived, there were many people around — not just inside the stadium, but outside too,” recalls Ronaldo. “It was an unbelievable day and I felt the power of Madrid.”
Ronaldo scored in his first game with the club and hasn’t stopped scoring since, becoming the fastest to score league goals at every imaginable milestone: 50, 150, 200, 250 and counting. He also holds distinction as the first player to score against every team in La Liga in one season.
His brilliance on the pitch has shone like a diamond and that became the inspiration for his Chapter 5: Cut to Brilliance boots.
“The details of the white boots — the color, the diamonds — they are beautiful; they are cool,” says Ronaldo. “I am sure, 100 percent, people are gonna like it.”