In 2018, Ronaldo bought 50% of the club’s share in a £25million deal. Which makes it the majority shareholder of Valladolid. Later in December, Ronaldo also bought Brazilian giants Cruzeiro. Currently, he is the president of the Spanish club.
After winning automatic promotion from Segunda, Valladolid have now made their return to La Liga after being relegated for around a year.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo and Almeria have promised that if the club win promotion this season, they will cycle 280 miles from the Valladolid stadium to Santiago de Compostela.
What was Ronaldo’s reaction?
The legendary player explained that he promised to do the Camino de Santiago if his club returned to La Liga.
Ronaldo explained how he would cover the bike ride since he couldn’t run.
Ronaldo also said he and his wife will leave Valladolid on Sunday and cycle to Santiago de Compostela.
Ronaldo hasn’t been shy about accepting that the journey could become painful, but it will certainly be an unforgettable experience.
Ronaldo will be accompanied by his partner and a team of professionals to help him on the bike trip. He and his wife will cover several tens of kilometers a day on the famous road to Santiago. Over the years the road has become a famous shrine in the Galician region of Spain. The route will lead to the famous shrine in the northwest region of the country, which is also a pilgrimage for thousands of people who sit on the “Camino de Santiago” walk.
Who is Ronaldo?
The former striker won as many as 18 trophies during his glorious career and suffered serious knee injuries.
Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or twice in his career. One in 1997, then another in 2002.
He started his playing journey with Cruzeiro and had equally devastating spells at PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and AC Milan.
Ronaldo said he knew he would have to work hard to get back to the top flight. But he kept his promise and did a great job, especially at the start of the year. They made a lot of changes and changed a lot of philosophy. It will be interesting to see the former player ride this route on his e-bike. For years, Ronaldo has inspired many. Now, his way of keeping the promise despite the knee injury will surely be an inspiration to many who look up to him.
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