What can Ronaldo expect from Saudi Pro League soccer?

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was quick to point out he has spent his storied career playing for the “most important” clubs in Europe. That also meant playing in the most popular leagues in the world in England, Spain and Italy for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus. His move to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr however signals a step into the unknown. He joins a team that is aiming to become Saudi champion for the 10th time, having last won the title in 2019. The Saudi Pro League, in its current guise, was established in 2008, but the competition dates to 1976. Defending champion Al Hilal is the most successful team, having won 18 titles and four Asian Champions Leagues.

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