As we all know jersey No 7 is regularly associated with powerful, profitable wingers and attacking midfielders. Real Madrid hotshot Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed why he took up the No.7 shirt from his glory days at Manchester United.
In an occasion to promote his new Nike CR7 Chapter 4 boots, Ronaldo stated: “I requested for no. 28 shirt at Man United. Ferguson said, ‘you will be no.7 like Beckham.’ I acknowledged the challenge and now it’s my lucky number.”
The United manager told 18-year-old Ronaldo: ‘Look, I need you to wear the number, the striker recalls that, ‘I was astonished in light of the fact that I knew what players had worn the shirt before me’. From that point forward, Ronaldo assumed control over the legacy of players with the legendary shirt number, such as George Best, Eric Cantona or David Beckham.
As a brand, Ronaldo has turned out to be outstanding as “CR7” and it appears Ferguson’s choice years ago was the better choice for C.Ronaldo to upgrade his confidence, popularity, and international image.
‘It was the start of my successful period in football’, he clarified. ‘ ‘Not only did I improve my footballing abilities, but also my physicality’, the Portuguese player remarked.
Ronaldo, since leaving Manchester United and going ahead to wind up plainly as a record-breaker at Real Madrid, has turned out to be one of the world’s most iconic No.7 football players in the beautiful game.