Three time FIFA world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo signs with PokerStars

30 May 2015

PokerStars has upped the game by adding to its list of players, foot ball’s own demigod, Christiano Ronaldo. The three time FIFA world player of the Year winner and two-time Champion of Champions League from Portugal’s Funchal has signed on a contract for sponsorship of the poker site for an undisclosed sum. Since the beginning of May, rumours about Ronaldo signing up with PokerStars have been widely discussed however, it was publicly announced on Wednesday. The rumours began after Ronaldo posted a photo of him playing with a deck of cards branded with the PokerStars logo. PokerStars, the online poker company however refuted rumours saying it was just a coincidence and there were no deals signed with the player to endorse the company.

He has said that PokerStars is a perfect brand partner for him to associate with and that he likes playing with winning teams. Ronaldo was quoted as saying “ PokerStars is always ahead of the curve and looking for ways to improve its game and that is something I respect. ” Ronaldo says that poker has always been an interesting game for him and he started playing a couple of years ago. He is excited about the strategy, competitiveness and the element of fun in the game. He is looking forward to taking the game to live, online poker tables and also is excited to meet his fans head on via the online poker site. The Indian poker scene is also having a lot of new entrants and with the likes of Ronaldo signing up, online poker is all set to take centre stage for fans across the globe.

With a net worth of approximately $80 million Ronaldo is second highest on the Forbes list of top paid athletes, 2014.The national team Captain of Portugal and Real Madrid forward is an excellent name for marketing PokerStars  and has been associated with top brands like Motorola, Coca Cola, Tag Heuer and Fly Emirates.


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