Real Madrid announce the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from the club
The five-time World Player of the Year joined the Spanish club on a record transfer deal from Manchester United in 2009.
In a statement released by the UEFA Champions League holders, Real Madrid thanked the Portugal captain for his service to the club and the history he's made with them.
Madrid commended Ronaldo for his dedication, work, responsibility, talent and improvement as whole.
"Real Madrid C. F. communicates that, according to the will and request expressed by the player Cristiano Ronaldo, he has agreed to transfer him to Juventus F. C.
Today, Real Madrid wants to express its gratitude to a player who has proved to be the best in the world and who has marked one of the most brilliant times in the history of our club and world football.
Beyond the conquered titles, the trophies achieved and the triumphs achieved in the playing fields during these 9 years,
Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and improvement.
He has also become the top scorer in the history of Real Madrid with 451 goals in 438 games.
In total 16 titles, including 4 European Cups, 3 of them consecutive and 4 in the last 5 seasons. On an individual basis, with the Real Madrid jersey he has won 4 Gold Balls, 2 The Best, and 3 Gold Boots, among many other awards.
For Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of his great symbols and a unique reference for the next generations. Real Madrid will always be your home."