Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his Juventus home debut against Lazio on Saturday, and to honor the occasion, Nike has unveiled a giant billboard marking the player’s astonishing achievements.
The billboard, which covers the side of a building in Turin’s Piazza Vittorio Veneto, is a long text written in Italian. After reeling off the former Manchester United and Real Madrid icon’s myriad accomplishments, it concludes, “Now forget everything, and start again.”
Last week, the Portuguese forward made his Serie A debut away to Chievo, helping his new club to a 3-2 win despite not scoring. Now, with CR7’s Allianz Stadium bow approaching, Nike is building the hype in his new city.
Here’s the full translated text:
“Become the first player in Europe to score 350 goals for a single club as quickly as possible (335 games). Become the first player to score 40 goals in a professional league for two consecutive seasons. Score in every 90 minutes. Become the only player in history to score 60 or more goals in a solar year (and do it four years in a row). Score five goals and an assist in a single game. Become the only player to score more than 50 goals in six different (consecutive) campaigns. Become your team’s all-time top goalscorer (451 goals). Score the most goals in seven consecutive league games (15). Win 15 trophies with your club. Score 573 club competition goals. Total 763 appearances at club level. Be first to reach 100 goals in European club competition. Score the most goals in European club competition (123). Score the most goals in Europe’s biggest club tournament (120). Score the most goals in seven consecutive games in Europe’s biggest club tournament (15). Score the biggest number of goals in the five major European leagues (396 goals). Become the only player to score in 11 consecutive games in Europe’s biggest competition. Become the only player to score in three European finals. Score the record number of goals in a single edition of Europe’s biggest tournament (17). Win the most European finals (5). Win the most awards for best club player, best in Europe, best player in the world (4). Become the only player to score 10 goals against a single team in Europe’s biggest tournament. Win five Ballons d’Or. Now forget everything, and start again.”
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