Today marks the anniversary of Ronaldo’s Real Madrid debut. On 6 October 2003, the Brazilian’s legacy at our club began. His first outing in a madridista shirt came at the Santiago Bernabéu against Alavés and his performance is firmly etched in the memory of all the club’s fans. It took him all of a minute to net the first of his 104 goals as a madridista. The frontman was on target again later on in the game to cap off a perfect debut.
Ronaldo stayed at Real Madrid until early 2007 and played his part as the team captured one Intercontinental Cup, a game in which he was named Man of the Match, two LaLiga titles and a Spanish Super Cup crown. The Madrid striker also finished the 2003/04 season as the division’s top scorer. During his career, he twice won the Ballon d’Or and the World Cup as he carved out a reputation as one of the best strikers of all time.