Al Nassr have quickly become a club on the lips of football fans around the world after signing Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Saudi Arabian side are no strangers to star players but have made a mighty splash by luring Ronaldo to the Middle East.
Ronaldo has reportedly signed a deal that will make him the highest-paid footballer in the world as Al Nassr flex their financial muscle.
Al Nassr owner
Specific ownership details on Al Nassr are sparse but it is Saudi-owned and operated with close ties to the country’s royal family.
Musalli Al-Muammar is the president of the club and was elected by Al Nassr board members in 2021 having previously been president of the Saudi Pro League for nearly two years.
He was the preferred choice of Prince Khalid bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, who reportedly provides support for the club.
Prior to Al-Muammar’s appointment, Safwan Al-Suwaiket was removed as president after a number of irregularities were identified while he was in charge.
Al Nassr was co-founded by brothers Hussein Al-Jabaa and Zaid Al-Jabaa in 1955 with former Saudi Prince Abdul Rahman bin Saud Al Saud becoming involved five years later as the club turned professional.
Al Nassr trophies won
Al Nassr are historically one of the most successful clubs in Saudi Arabia.
They enjoyed sustained periods of success after their formation but have fallen short of such high standards over the past two decades.
As such, their fierce rivals Al Hilal have now won the Saudi Pro League twice as many times, with Al Nassr the next most successful club in the competition.
- Saudi Pro League: 9 (1974/75, 1979/80, 1980/81, 1988/89, 1993/94, 1994/95, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2018/19)
- King’s Cup: 6 (1974, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1990)
- Saudi Crown Prince’s Cup: 3 (1972/73, 1973/74, 2013/14)
- Saudi Federation Cup: 3 (1975/76, 1997/98, 2007/08)
- Saudi Super Cup: 2 (2019, 2020)
- Asian Cup Winners’ Cup: 1 (1997/98)
- Asian Super Cup: 1 (1998)
- GCC Champions League: 2 (1996, 1997)
Al Nassr stadium
Al Nassr are based in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh and have played all their home games at Mrsool Park since 2020, with the stadium itself only opening in 2015.
It has a current capacity of 25,000 and notably hosted the Maradona Cup match between Boca Juniors and Barcelona in 2021.
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