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3 clubs Cristiano Ronaldo should have considered joining instead of Juventus

Ameya Vaidya
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Cristiano Ronaldo is a giant name in football. Having developed into a world-class player at Manchester United, his performances at Real Madrid made him a legendary player. He has won 26 trophies in his career, which includes 5 Champions League tittles. 

Being the all time leading goalscorer for Real Madrid by scoring 311 goals in 292 matches, Ronaldo played an influential part in Real Madrid's 3 successive Champions League titles. He also, jointly with Lionel Messi, holds the record of winning the Ballon d'Or for a record 5 times.

Having single-handedly won the Euro 2016 for Portugal, Ronaldo was in scintillating form at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and scored 4 goals. His dream of winning the World Cup eluded him as Portugal crashed out in the Round of 16.

After almost 10 breathtaking years with Real Madrid, he has joined Juventus for €105 million. Despite joining Juventus for a fresh challenge, it would have been better for him if he joined his boyhood clubs or could have ventured into new greener pastures, like joining his former Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney in USA or going to lucrative China.

Let us have a look at the 3 clubs Cristiano Ronaldo should have considered joining instead of Juventus.

#3 Sporting CP

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Ronaldo started his career at Sporting CP

Sporting CP is one of the top clubs in the Primeira Liga. Along side Porto, Sporting is a dominant force in Portugal's club football. It has produced some of the greatest talents like Figo and Ronaldo.

Having played for Sporting in his youth, Ronaldo should have considered joining Sporting instead of Juventus. It would have been a good challenge for him to help dislodge Porto as the best club in Portugal currently, and help Sporting to mount a serious challenge for the UEFA Champions League Title.

Also, it could have been a homecoming for Ronaldo and the perfect place for him to ponder about his retirement in 3-4 years. Hence, Ronaldo should have considered joining Sporting instead of Juventus.


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