XWHY FOOTBALL: Another Piece of Gold for Ronaldo
So what do you give to the man that has won pretty much every single individual award available in football?
After another barnstorming year of goals, skills and defiant shows of confidence, it was no surprise to see Cristiano Ronaldo pick up the Ballon D’or for the second time in two years. CR7 edged out nemesis Lionel Messi as well as everybody’s favourite maverick keeper Neuer to once again fulfil his dream of being the best player in the World.
In celebration of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stellar year and tremendous achievement, Nike created a special boot as unique as his talents. The Mercurial CR7 Rare Gold boot was designed specifically for Ronaldo and given to him after he was awarded his third career Ballon d’Or. Ronaldo earned his golden award with tremendous performances throughout 2014 for club and country. As a tribute to Ronaldo’s work ethic, Nike added a special touch to the Mercurial CR7 Rare Gold. For the first time in Nike history, micro-diamonds have been applied by hand to the CR7 logo of the boot. The micro-diamonds are remnants from larger stones that are painstakingly perfected by craftsmen. As the diamonds are refined and the details sharpened, tiny pieces are cut away, leaving micro-diamonds behind as evidence of work in progress. The commitment to keep chipping away at something already impressive reminded Nike’s design team of Ronaldo’s work ethic. While many see Ronaldo as the best in the world, he sees room for improvement.
This exclusive pair of Mercurial CR7 Rare Gold boots will be on pitch this week, only on the feet of Cristiano Ronaldo