Arrived: July 1st 2009
His stats speak for themselves and there is little doubting that the Portuguese international is one of the most stunning talents of his generation. Picked up his second Balon d’Or last term and completed four successive seasons with 50+ goals for Real Madrid.
The £80m forked out for his services was a world record at the time and a sign of his value is the fact that the outlay has proven to be something of a bargain.
29 years of age and with plenty in the tank this super fit attacker could well serve Real Madrid for many years to come and will hope to wrestle back the La Liga title in 2014/15 having picked up that particular accolade in just one of his five seasons at the Bernabeu