Cristiano Ronaldo Takes Squad Number 9 At Real Madrid
The most famous footballer on planet Earth has selected number 9 for his new club, joining an elite band of Los Merengues heroes...Photo Gallery
Cristiano Ronaldo World record signing Cristiano Ronaldo has selected the number 9 jersey as he paraded in front of journalists for the first time as a Real Madrid player.The Portuguese winger finally got his hands on the coveted white jersey, as his €96m move from Manchester United was sealed in front of 80,000 jubilant fans who packed the Santiago Bernabeu to the rafters this evening.The atmosphere inside the stadium was electric as the former CR7 was revealed as 'RONALDO 9' for the 2009/10 campaign, replacing Javier Saviola who occupied the role last season.The choice of 'Ronaldo' as his shirt name is somewhat surprising. It was widely expected that 'C. Ronaldo' would be used, given that Brazilian striker Ronaldo was a hugely popular purchase and shirt sale upon his arrival in 2002.The 24-year old has added his name to former Los Merengues legends such as Hugo Sanchez, Ronaldo, and of course the greatest of them all, Alfredo di Stefano in wearing the number nine jersey with pride, and in doing so joins an elite legacy of footballers.At Manchester United, Ronaldo had initially selected the number 28, but after persuasion from Sir Alex Ferguson he was given the No. 7 and in doing so he joined the elite list of Red Devils such as Eric Cantona, George Best and David Beckham who all donned the jersey.
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After Florentino Perez greeted new Real Madrid signing Cristiano Ronaldo, the player himself took to the microphone. Here is what he said to the 80,000 fans at the Bernabeu. Below that are president Perez's introductory remarks..-Cristiano Ronaldo
Good evening. I just want to say, I told my friends that I was going to be very natural. Well, I'm just so happy to be here.For me, I have made my childhood dream a reality, which was nothing less than playing for Real Madrid.I didn't expect a jam-packed stadium. This is truly impressive!Thank you very much, and I'm going to ask you all to say with me - I'm going to count to three - to say Hala Madrid. Ready? One, two, three - HALA MADRID!
SWOOSHING IT UP WITH MOHAMED MANGERAWith the Confeds Cup over the Swoosh0018 Charity Foundation was back on hand to fullfilling some of its Objectives. First we start with little Mohamed Mangera who took it upon himself to colect a literally a car load of stuff for Kids in Need.He is indeed an inspiration and Swoosh0018 Thanks Mohammed. His collection will duely be distributed when Swoosh0018 visits the many orphanages on the Roster. Thanks for Swooshing it up Mr Mange
Mohamed Mangera,Swooshing it UP
The Swoosh0018 CF also recently collected some money and handed it to the FOREST TOWN SCHOOL FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS in order to purchase this head gear.With the money we were able to make that difference and make life alot easier. Below is the recipient of this speacial piece of Head Equipment. Thank you to all again who have been making monetary contributions, buying Tshirts and caps etc.Your input enables us to amke Dreams Coem true
On Saturday we returned to Zanele Childrens Home in Finetown for Drop offs of clothes etc. They were so gracious. The Orphanage though needs heaters as there was only one. There were no light bulbs. Place was dark. Guys if anyone wants to contribute heaters ,blankets or light bulbs please mail firstname.lastname@example.org. But again they were so gracious. Was interesting for me though, the emotional aspect you know. Its been a harsh Winter. We sorted at home. Yet here, they were kids. Place was icy cold. No lights,No Heaters. I mean you ask your self. How do they survive. Puts you in perspective of how much we have or should I say, things we take for granted, like a blanket,a heater or even a hot bowl of soup. But with our contributions we have made a tiny difference...for now at least
As promised FC TOBYS Irshad Latiff was on hand to collect his winning courtesy of our sponsor Diadora for the Best of the Best FANTASY LEAGUE 2008/2009. Toby collected his Cash winnings, trophy and a Diadora hamper consisting of a Ball, Diadora Country Tea and a Cap. Well down Toby. Hope you enjoy the loot and Thank you to our Sponsor Diadora SA.And thanks Iqbal for a wonderful Campaign and the Hampers and Trophy. We look forward to the 2009/2010 Campaign sponsored by Rashid Cassim Sports
Toby presented with the DIADORA BEST OF THE BEST FANTASY CUP
and the Diadora Hamper below
I was also on hand to collect my Confederations Cup Fantasy Trophy and hamper courtesy of our Sponsors TRIPPLE Z TOOL SUPPLY in Rosettenville. Thank you TRIPPLE Z TOOL SUPPLY for the wonderful Hamper which included a handy Tool Kit and a Trophy. This was my first silverware in the Best Of The Best Series and Mr Moosa Mayet (Zee Mayets father)was on hand to present the Loot. Thanks Guys.
Still three more presentations to make. Europe,Wits Underwear Pro 20 and IPL by Spur Rosebank. The recipients have just been busy. But will take place soon