Ronaldo currently enjoys a billion-dollar, tax-free deal with Al-Nassr, a Saudi football club. Since his arrival, the team has garnered more than 272 million engagements on Instagram in the past year, solidifying its position as one of the most influential football clubs globally, particularly on Instagram.
Surprisingly, Al-Nassr outperformed traditionally popular teams like Manchester United, Arsenal, and Bayern Munich in terms of social media engagement. However, Real Madrid and Barcelona still hold the top spots with over 1 billion engagements each. Other clubs like Liverpool, Chelsea, and Brazilian clubs Flamengo and Corinthians also surpassed Al Nassr. The key takeaway is that Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence significantly benefits the club’s business.
Interestingly, there have been rumors suggesting that his partner, an influential figure herself, may not be having as much fun in Saudi Arabia. Some speculate that her Instagram posts, which often feature European fashion and may be considered culturally and legally unconventional, might not align with the local culture. Nevertheless, it seems the club and the country are willing to overlook these differences due to the immense contributions Ronaldo makes to their team and nation.