The deal keeps Ronaldo at Real until his 36th birthday if he serves out the agreement and would mark 12 years with the world’s most valuable soccer club.
At a news conference Monday at Santiago Bernabéu stadium announcing the contract, the Portuguese star said he would like to sign one more contract after this one expires and play until he is 41.
“Who knows what the future holds. Of course, I would like to end my career at this club. This is my penultimate contract. I want to be here for many years to come. I’m overjoyed.”
Ronaldo is the top scorer in Real Madrid’s history with 372 goals in 360 appearances since joining the Spanish club from Manchester United in 2009 for a then-record $132 million transfer fee. He led the team to two Champions League crowns, including in 2016 when Ronaldo hit the game-winning kick in a penalty shoot-out to defeat Atletico Madrid.