Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged his Player of the Month Award in the Saudi Pro League will be “the first of many” after winning the accolade with Al Nassr.
The Portugal forward, who made the move to the competition following his exit from Manchester United in November, made a quiet start to life with the club in January.
But following his first full month with Rudi Garcia’s side, in which he scored two hat-tricks and totalled eight goals in four appearances, he looks to have fully settled into life with them.
Ahead of Al Nassr’s 3-1 win against Al Batin on Friday, Ronaldo was presented with the monthly award, and promised it would not be the last one he claimed on social media.
“Happy to win the February Player of the Month Award for the Saudi League,” he wrote. “Hopefully the first of many! Proud to be part of this team.”
Ronaldo’s first strike for the club came with a point-clinching penalty in a dramatic 2-2 draw against Al Fateh on February 3, before he scored all four goals in their 4-0 win over Al Wehda six days later.
Though he drew a blank in their 2-1 win over Al Taawoun, he set up both of his side’s goals, supplying assists for Abdulrahman Ghareeb and Abdullah Madu on February 17.
The 38-year-old capped his excellent month with another hat-trick, this time in a 3-0 victory against Damac on February 25, to help keep Al Nassr in the thick of the title race.
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