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Who owns Al Nassr? Owner paying Cristiano Ronaldo record salary to play in Saudi Arabia

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. 

So who is funding and running the club now home to one of most famous footballers in history? The Sporting News takes a look.

MORE: What is Ronaldo’s jersey number at Al Nassr? 

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. 

Al Nassr schedule

Al Nassr are less than halfway through their 2022/23 season meaning Ronaldo could have a big part to play in any silverware they do pick up. 

Three club trophies remain up for grabs and Ronaldo will no doubt be hoping to win all three to mark a dream start to life in Saudi Arabia and justify his record-breaking wages. 

Date Opposition Competition
January 5 Al Ta’ee (H) Saudi Pro League
January 14 Al Shabab (A) Saudi Pro League
January 21 Ettifaq (H) Saudi Pro League
January 25 Al Ittihad (A) Saudi Super Cup
February 3 Al Fateh (A) Saudi Pro League
February 9 Al Wehda (A) Saudi Pro League
February 17 Al Taawoun (H) Saudi Pro League
February 25 Damac (A) Saudi Pro League
March 2 Al Batin (H) Saudi Pro League
March 9 Al Ittihad (A) Saudi Pro League
March 13 Abha (H) King Cup of Champions
March 16 Abha (H) Saudi Pro League
April 4 Al Adalah (A) Saudi Pro League
April 9 Al Feiha (A) Saudi Pro League
April 27 Al Raed (H) Saudi Pro League
May 3 Al Hilal (A) Saudi Pro League
May 9 Al Khaleej (H) Saudi Pro League
May 15 Al Ta’ee (A) Saudi Pro League
May 20 Al Shabab (H) Saudi Pro League
May 26 Ettifaq (A) Saudi Pro League
May 31 Al Fateh (H) Saudi Pro League

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