Cristiano Ronaldo is unrecognizable as he wears traditional Saudi dress and wields sword in new video
Cristiano Ronaldo and the Al-Nassr team members posed wearing traditional Saudi attire and swords in the viral video on X
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: In a recent video, Cristiano Ronaldo and the Al-Nassr team members have appeared wearing traditional Saudi attire and swords. Ronaldo, 38, only moved to Saudi Arabia in December last year, but he has already adapted well to life there.
The forward won the Golden Boot as his team won the Arab Club Champions Cup and scored seven goals in his first five Saudi Pro League matches.
All together ✊— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) September 21, 2023
For one flag 🇸🇦
" We Dream, and Achieve 💚 " pic.twitter.com/r6ra5azFqA
In addition to his performance on the field, the global superstar has settled into life in Saudi Arabia off the field, as evidenced by his brief appearance in the video.
At the end of the video, the Portuguese superstar and teammates Sadio Mane and Talisca appear dressed in traditional Saudi attire.
The video, posted on the Al-Nassr social media account, shows three children walking through the club stadium and spotting several stars participating in traditional activities, as reported by Daily Mail.
At the end of the video, Ronaldo appears in a black bisht and a white thobe alongside Mane, while the ex-Liverpool star is dressed in a golden bisht and a white thobe.
Video featured several football stars
The video features appearances by Marcelo Brozovic, Otavio, Talisca, and Alex Telles, among others. The caption of the video, on Twitter, was, "All together. For one flag. We Dream, and Achieve."
Football video is likely linked to Saudi National Day celebrations
Given that Saturday is Saudi National Day, it's likely that the video relates to the festivities that will be going on all weekend. As part of a full schedule of Saudi Pro League games on Thursday night, on September 21, Al-Nassr was one of the few teams not in action, as per reports.
After netting a long-range blast in their 2-1 league victory on Thursday night, N'Golo Kante scored Al-Ittihad's opening goal of the game emphatically.
The crucial victory for his team against Al Fateh FC came from the French midfielder, who obtained a free transfer to the Saudi team in June.
Just before halftime, 32-year-old Kante picked up the ball on the edge of the penalty area and slammed home a shot that ricocheted off the crossbar, as reported by Goal.com
Apart from that, Neymar and Al-Hilal were held to a 1-1 draw with Damac FC in league play. Following goals from Nicolae Stanciu and Malcom, the former Barcelona and PSG star could not make a difference for his team.
Former Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum scored a brace in Al-Ettifaq's 4-3 victory over Al Taee in arguably the most exciting evening game.