These were the other galactic presentations at the Bernabéu: Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo…

El stadium Santiago Bernabeuan iconic setting and not only for the great matches that are held there, but also for the majestic galactic presentations of the Real Madrid players. with the expected arrival of Kylian Mbappé next weekwe remember what the memorable presentations of other superstars who wore white were like.

Zinedine Zidane (2001)


One of the most emblematic signings of the galactic era was that of Zinedine Zidane. He July 9, 2001the Frenchman was presented to some 40,000 fans at the Bernabéuafter Real Madrid paid 75 million euros to Juventus, an unprecedented fact at that time. Zidane, who would later become a legend both as a player and a coach of Real Madrid, showed his gratitude and ambition in his presentation, and his iconic goal in the 2002 Champions League final would justify its high cost.

Ronaldo Nazario (2002)


He August 31, 2002, Ronaldo Nazarioknown as “El Fenómeno”, was presented to an enthusiastic crowd after his signing from Inter Milan. Despite the injuries that had affected his career, Ronaldo arrived at Madrid with the aim of showing that he still had a lot to offer football. More than 30,000 fans attended the eventand they were not disappointed: Ronaldo became one of the most lethal forwards of his era, winning the League in his first season and leaving a great mark in the history of the club.

David Beckham (2003)


He July 2, 2003the Bernabéu vibrated with the presentation of David Beckhamwho arrived at Real Madrid proceeding Manchester United. More than 50,000 fans They met to see the English idol, whose transfer became one of the most high-profile in the history of football. Florentino Perezpresident of the club, managed to carry out one of his first major galactic operationsincorporating Beckham to the team that already had figures such as Zidane, Ronaldo and Figo. With its characteristic number 23 on the backBeckham was excited and promised to give everything for Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo (2009)


He July 6, 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo was presented as a Real Madrid player in a ceremony that broke records. Nearly 85,000 fans packed the Santiago Bernabéu to welcome the Portuguese starwho arrived proceeding Manchester United by a record figure of 94 million euros. The expectation was maximum, and Cristiano did not disappoint. In his speech, he assured that playing for Real Madrid was a dream come true and promised great things. Years later, he would more than fulfill those promises, becoming the the club’s all-time top scorer and winning multiple titles, including four Champions Leagues.

Kaka (2009)


Just a few days before Cristiano’s presentation, the June 30, 2009, Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leiteknown worldwide as Kaka, was received with enthusiasm at the Bernabéu. The Brazilian midfielder arrived from AC Milan after winning the Ballon d’Or in 2007. Nails 50,000 people attended his presentation, eager to see the talented player who would reinforce the merengue squad. Kaká, with a characteristic smile and humility, expressed his joy at joining the club and his desire to contribute to its success.

These presentations not only marked the arrival of great players, but also raised the expectations and dreams of millions of fans around the world. With Mbappé about to be presented next Tuesday, July 16the Bernabéu is preparing to write a new chapter in your great galactic story.


Davide Piano

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