Cristiano Ronaldo's Football Boots
The goal scoring machine of Cristiano Ronaldo currently wears the ultra responsive Mercurial Superfly V boot designed by Nike which not only incorporates innovative Speed Rib technology however also features the revolutionary and iconic Dynamic Fit collar however requests a customised version through a shortened cut.
Ronaldo and Nike have been contracted throughout the Portuguese star's career which has seen the player adorn the Mercurial Vapor before switching to the mid-cut and technology rich Superfly model. Ronaldo is known to customise his own football boots and Nike have also incorporated his own specifications, like the lower collar only on his personal pairs. He often has signature versions of the boots made specifically for him and available throughout the mercurial range.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on the 5th of February 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Ronaldo has won the FIFA World Player of the Year once in 2008 and is the most expensive footballer in history.
Ronaldo began his career Sporting CP where he played one season. In 2003 Ronaldo became United's first ever Portuguese player and was given the famous number 7 number. He made his debut for the club in 2003 in a 4-0 home victory against Bolton Wanderers and netted his first goal with a free kick against Portsmouth.Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid on the 26th of June 2009 for a record breaking £80 million. He was given the number nine jersey and scored his first goal for the club with a penalty in a 4-2 win against LDU Quito.
Ronaldo's CV is remarkable as has already won several prestigious awards. Ronaldo has won 2008 World Player of the Year award, 2008 Ballon d'Or, three Premier League titles, one Champions League title and many more. Ronaldo has scored 123 goals in only 11 matches for Real Madrid.
Ronaldo is the signature player of the Nike brand and the Mercurial Vapor boot range. Ronaldo has been sponsored by Nike since the beginning of his career. Ronaldo has been wearing the Mercurial Vapor cleats for his whole career as he said it matched his style of play, lightweight but strong and built for speed.
Ronaldo wore the Mercurial Chrome boot in 2003 in a friendly against Manchester United in which Sporting CP won 3-1. This match essentially sealed his move to Manchester United. In 2004 Ronaldo wore the Mercurial Vapor R9 Gold boot of the Ronaldo series. In 2005 Ronaldo moved to the Mercurial Vapor II boot which was first released in 2004. In 2006 and 2007 Ronaldo wore the Mercurial Vapor III boot which was first released in the same year. In 2008 Ronaldo moved to the Mercurial Vapor IV boot. In 2009 he wore the Mercurial Vapor V boot and the new Superfly boot which featured the Nike Flywire technology. Ronaldo then moved to the Superfly II edition and Mercurial VI in 2010. In 2011 he moved to the Mercurial Vapor VII and Superfly III boot. Ronaldo wore the Vapor VIII in 2012. In 2013 Ronaldo wore the Mercurial Vapor IX before switching to the Mercurial Superfly IV in 2014.
Ronaldo also has a collection of CR and CR7 boots designed specifically for himself. They include the Vapor IX Total Crimson and Galaxy, Superfly III Safari, Superfly II and Superfly III Safari 'Zebra' editions. These boots are all customised to suit Ronaldo's needs.
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