Nike’s Mercurial CR7 “Melhor” honours Cristiano Ronaldo as FIFA player of the year

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • Mail
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • WhatsApp
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn

Cristiano Ronaldo has once again been acknowledged as the world’s best footballer and Nike is honouring his achievement with special edition boots, Mercurial CR7 Melhor (Portuguese for “best”).

The Nike Mercurial CR7 Melhor cleats build upon Ronaldo’s Chapter 5 collection with premium touches.

The pure platinum finish on the CR7 logo and chrome finish on the sole plate pay homage to his latest individual trophy.

The boots also feature a unique 3D-reflective treatment on the Swoosh that will shine under the lights.

Ronaldo will be the first to wear the special edition boot, and they will also be available beginning October 24 in limited quantities.

What do you think of the new Nike boots?

Let us know on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Most popular

Real Madrid president says Harry Kane would cost €250million

David Cooper 24/10/2017
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • Mail
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • WhatsApp
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
Wanted man: Spurs striker Harry Kane with FIFA Best winner Cristiano Ronaldo

It would take a world record €250million fee to land the on-fire Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur according to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.

The English striker’s 13 goals in 12 games this season has sparked rumours he could be the latest star to swap Spurs for Spain following in the footsteps of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale.

However, having had his fingers burned in paying a then world record €100million for Bale in 2013, Perez is wary of trying to negotiate with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

“I think he is a magnificent player and, moreover, he is young with many years ahead of him to progress,” Perez told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope after attending FIFA’s annual awards.

And Perez believes Levy’s reputation for delaying moves until late in the transfer window to get the best possible deal means he would want more than the €222million Paris Saint-Germain paid to snatch Neymar from Barcelona in August.

“No, (I haven’t asked the price) because if I ask, he will tell me 250 million,” Perez added.

“We have made friends with Tottenham over the time it took to sign Luka Modric and Gareth Bale as with the two of them we ended up signing them on the final day of the window.

“We ended up having a good friendship and he (Levy) always says to me when we win the European Cup: ‘Thanks for winning the European Cup with my players'”.

Madrid’s feat in retaining the Champions League was rewarded on Monday as Cristiano Ronaldo won FIFA’s “The Best” player for the second straight year, whilst Zinedine Zidane picked up the best coach award and four other Real players – Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Toni Kroos and Modric – joined Ronaldo in the team of the year.

However, the European champions were unable to get the better of Kane’s Spurs in a 1-1 Champions League draw at the Santiago Bernabeu last week.

And Kane will have another chance to show Madrid what they are missing when the sides meet again on November 1 at Wembley with top spot in Group H at stake.

Provided by Press Association Sport

Most popular

Who voted for who in FIFA Best award as Eden Hazard selects Chelsea team-mate N'Golo Kante at No1

Alex Rea 24/10/2017
Ronaldo was crowned FIFA Best Men's Player of the Year

Possibly the most interesting aspect of the FIFA Best Men’s Player award isn’t who won – but who voted for who.

As captains of their respective countries, some of the biggest names in world football were eligible to nominate their top three, including the top two vote-getters Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Above is a gallery of 10 of the biggest names to cast their vote and as you can see there are some surprising (political) nominations.

Of course by now you’ll know Real Madrid star Ronaldo won the award in London on Tuesday for his second consecutive gong.

FIFA released the list of the player’s vote after the ceremony and the decision process was based on votes from the national team captain, the national team coach and a journalist from every territory which fields a team on the international level.

A first-place vote garners five points, second earns three and third receives one point. The players were not allowed to vote for themselves.

Most popular

Related Sections