“I want to play until I’m 41,” said the Portuguese after renewing until 2021. “It’s been a dream year. Life is very good”
Real Madrid staged a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu to extend Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract three more years until 2021. It is the second renewal of the Portuguese crack with Real Madrid. The first came in 2013 after four years in the white club and in which already committed until 2018. If Cristiano finishes his contract in Madrid, will be with 36 years.
The event, which took place at the Palco de Honor after the player signed his new contract, began with a video compilation of Cristiano’s best moments and a speech by Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez: “Throughout our History we have forged a mark of identity. Transmitting values from generation to generation, linked to our referents, to our great players. The heroes of our legend. Giants like Di Stéfano or our honor president, Paco Gento. Di Stéfano would be happy to have the best heir of the football dynasty. Cristiano is marking a time. You are the great icon of the club of the eleven European Cups. You are already a legend of Real Madrid, become the top scorer in the history of Madrid. The top scorer in the history of the European Cup. Three Golden Balls. Four Golden Boots … It’s an exciting and special day. When you arrived on July 6, 2009, we knew you were a unique player. You are insatiable in the pursuit of success. You do not get tired of winning and that’s why we wanted you to follow. For what you mean, because your ambition is our ambition, because you do not give up and always want more, you must stay here. We renew until 2021. And more titles will come and your record will grow. As with our heroes, there will be a before and after of Cristiano. A Madrid and a Christian eternally together “.
Cristiano then said: “Well, thank you to the president, to Madrid, to the city, to my colleagues, to all the people who have helped me to reach this moment. It’s a special day for me, a very important day with my link with Madrid. It is the club that is in my heart, which is my home, and it is a unique moment. To renew five more years, is not my last contract, that is clear. It is the best club in the world and one thing I have to say, which for me is the most important thing. Football has no memory, but you have memory and Madrid has memory. I want to continue making history and in the next 5 years I will do the same as before. Give the best, displays and score goals. So thank you very much, my family, my team, all the people that work with me and the Madrid. Thank you”.