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5 Players who gave up European football

2023 Jun 10, 10:00,
Source: ANI

Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al Nassr this year in January. His former Real Madrid teammate, Karim Benzema, followed in his steps to Saudi Arabia as he joined Al Ittihad. Let's look at the players who gave up European football in order to play in Saudi Arabia in the Saudi Pro League.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The 37-year-old has signed a deal with Al Nassr until 2025 and will receive the biggest salary in the history of the game, worth a grand total of 215 million dollars per year. He has played for Manchester United, Juventus, and Real Madrid.

Source: ANI
Source: ANI

Anderson Talisca

Anderson Talisca had spells in Europe before joining Al Nassr in 2021. The Brazilian bagged 20 goals in his first season in the Saudi Pro League. He had previously played for Portuguese club Benfica.

Source: ANI
Source: ANI

Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo is one of the prolific forwards in the Saudi Pro League. The Nigerian striker joined Al Hilal in 2022 winning the Saudi Professional League Top Scorer in his first season at the club. He had previously played for Watford, Manchester United and Norwegian club Lyn in 2007.

Source: ANI
Source: ANI

Karim Benzema

Former Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has signed a deal to join Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad football club on a three-year deal. The contract is estimated to be worth more than $106.89 million dollars.

Source: ANI
Source: ANI

Ever Banega

The Argentine midfielder, who played a significant role in Sevilla’s Europa League dominance joined Al Shabab Riyadh. He had played for Spanish clubs Valencia, Sevilla and Italian club Inter Milan.


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