Former Brazil striker Ronaldo said on Saturday that he was buying Cruzeiro, the club the place he made his expert debut, nonetheless which has been languishing in Brazil’s Serie B for two seasons.
“I’m very joyful to have concluded this deal,” the 45-year-old said in a video posted on social media by club president Sergio Santos Rodrigues.
“I’ve a lot to current once more to Cruzeiro, to take Cruzeiro the place it deserves to be,” Ronaldo added holding a club shirt with the No.9 and his nickname ‘Fenomeno’ on the once more.
“We have quite a few work ahead of us. I ask the followers to get associated to the club as soon as extra, to go to the stadium, on account of we’ll need quite a few power and unity. We have quite a few work and ambition to make Cruzeiro good as soon as extra.”
Globoesporte.com reported that Ronaldo will pay 400 million reais (about 60 million euros) to alter into the club’s majority shareholder.
He already has a controlling stake, acquired in 2018, in Spanish club Valladolid, who had been relegated to the second division last season.
Ronaldo, who is from Rio de Janeiro, joined Cruzeiro, in Belo Horizonte, making his expert debut in 1993 aged 16.
He scored 56 targets in 58 matches for the club, which earned him a call-up to the 1994 World Cup inside the United States the place he collected a winner’s medal with out collaborating in a single minute.
After the World Cup, Cruzeiro supplied Ronaldo to PSV Eindhoven.
He went on to shine at Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and AC Milan sooner than ending his occupation at Sao-Paulo based totally Corinthians in 2011.
At the 2002 World Cup he scored eight targets in seven video video games as Brazil gained as soon as extra.
Ronaldo was voted FIFA World Player of the Year thrice and purchased the Ballon D’Or twice.
Cruzeiro gained the Brazilian league as currently as 2013 and 2014 and the cup in 2017 and 2018 nonetheless had been relegated on the end of 2019.
The club flirted with one different relegation last season sooner than ending 14th place in Brazil’s second division.