Cristiano Ronaldo extends Real Madrid contract until 2021
Ronaldo signs contract with Real Madrid through 2021. | Photo: VAVEL

Cristiano Ronaldo extends Real Madrid contract until 2021

Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo agree to contract extension until 2021.

Kyle Sennikoff

Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo have agreed to a contract extension today. The deal is in place to keep him at the Santiago Bernabeu until after the 2021 season. When his now-current contract is over, he will be 36-years-old. Will this be his last contract as a professional footballer, or will he have a couple more seasons?

Career at Madrid so far

Cristiano Ronaldo has won plenty of trophies so far at his time in the Spanish capital. Since joining in 2009, Real Madrid and the Portuguese superstar have lifted a whopping eight trophies together.

Four of them have been domestic, two Copa Del Rey’s, one Spanish Super Cup, and one La Liga title. The all whites four international trophies have been two UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Super Cup, and one FIFA Club World Cup.

Trophies are always expected in the south of Spain, and with Ronaldo (and Gareth Bale) locked up for a few more seasons, expect more to be lifted high in the air.

The Portuguese captain, ever since his younger days at Sporting CP, has always had a knack for finding the back of the net. But with Real Madrid, he has thrived in that department.

Since the start of the 2009 season, Ronaldo has not scored less than 20 goals in league play, and no fewer than 30 across all competitions. Twice he eclipsed the 60 goal mark, in three other seasons, Ronaldo soared past 50 goals for the season.

Looking ahead

What’s in store for Real Madrid from here until 2021? Obviously, their biggest goal is to win more domestic titles. In Ronaldo’s time at the club, he and Real have won more Champions League titles than La Liga trophies. That must be a focal point from here on out.

Other than that, Real must keep building their teams around him, because if they lose out on star footballers, Ronaldo will not be a happy camper.