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11/07/2018 07:14 SAST | Updated 11/07/2018 08:18 SAST

Cristiano Ronaldo Joins Italian Side Juventus

Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid as the Spanish club's all-time top scorer with 451 goals in all competitions and won two La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies with them.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, 33-year-old football great and five-time Ballon d'Or champion is joining Juventus after the Italian club agreed on a €100m (£88.3m) fee for the Portugal forward with Real Madrid.

"For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of its greatest symbols and a unique reference for the generations to come," European champions Real said, adding that Ronaldo had asked to be transferred. "Real Madrid will always be his home".

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Ronaldo, who joined Real from Manchester United in 2008 for a then world record 80 million pounds ($106.27 million), is the Spanish club's all-time top scorer with 451 goals in all competitions and won two La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies with them.