Real Madrid will host Real Valladolid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, where Ronaldo played some of his best football.
Back in 2018, Real Valladolid announced that football legend Ronaldo Nazario had officially become the club’s majority shareholder after acquiring a 51% controlling stake in the club. This current season marks five years since Ronaldo’s return to Spain, where he produced some of his greatest football as a Real Madrid player.
The Brazilian legend will now meet with his former club again this weekend, as Real Valladolid are set to travel to the Spanish capital to take on Real Madrid on Sunday afternoon at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
How Ronaldo became a key member of Los Galacticos
Ronaldo made the leap into European football back in 1994, when he joined Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. Two years later, he moved to Spain for the first time when he signed for Barcelona, impressing the fans at the Camp Nou with his dribbling, his skills and his finishing ability.
In 1997, Ronaldo joined Inter, but he was back in LaLiga Santander five years later after Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez convinced the striker to form part of the Galacticos project, alongside other world-class players such as Luis Figo and Zinedine Zidane. At Real Madrid, Ronaldo celebrated the La Liga title in 2002/03, his first season at the Bernabeu.