|Is this due to the rising unemployment rate in Spain? As people don’t have jobs so they can come and see Cristiano. It is both insane and awesome to see so many people come out to just get a look at a player.
It was a world record crowd of 90,000. Exceeding the number of people who came out to see Diego Maradona when he signed for Napoli from Barcelona. Cristiano will wear the number 9 jersey for Real Madrid. Ronaldo said it was his childhood dream to play for Real Madrid and looked genuinely stunned at the size of the crowd and the reception he received.
One interesting thing that the Real Madrid doctor said was this. Not sure if he says this about every player Real Madrid signs though:
Cristiano Ronaldo Presentation at Real Madrid
Image from DayLife