It was the day 'The #Myth
' became reality.
'. The day #Italian
football's most expensive signing - and one of the top four of all time - showed off his new colours.
"Historic" was how one journalist described
Ronaldo's arrival at Juventus on #Monday
. He was not wrong.
About 200 journalists were at the #Allianz #Stadium
for the unveiling of the five-time world #footballer
of the year.
And, though his signing was announced last week, there was still a sense of disbelief he was a Juventus player; even the club described him as 'The Myth'.
Torrential rain and thunderstorms brought a moody edge to the day as fans - many soaked to the skin - awaited the 33-year-old's arrival, just as they had when he flew into #Turin
Compared to his presentation as a Real Madrid player in 2009 - when 80,000 supporters welcomed him onto the #Bernabeu
pitch - this was understated.
There was, though, still time for his mother Dolores to be mobbed by the media.
Then, with little fanfare, the £99.2m man took his seat, dressed in a navy blue suit embossed with the @Juventus
logo, and with a diamond studded earring shining in the flashes of the cameras.
spoke as though he had a point to prove, and as if eager to show he still has plenty of motivation after winning his fifth @championsleague
title just two months ago.
Notably, there was no discussion about the #Fiat
protests that had threatened to overshadow the day.
His price - that prompted the car workers to strike - "doesn't matter" to fans, she said.
And that was evident as the club shop, dominated by Ronaldo merchandise, teemed with fans. The club reportedly sold 520,000 shirts in the first day after announcing his signing, and gained four million followers on their social media channels.
His 'debut' as a Juventus player lasted just under half an hour, and he signed off with a simple "ciao".
'The Myth'. A reality.
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