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Nike and Cristiano Ronaldo Extend Long-Term Relationship

In 2003, a young Cristiano Ronaldo signed with Nike. In the years since, he has worn more than 60 different Nike Mercurial boots, scoring goals, breaking records, and amassing trophies along the way. The successful partnership between Nike and Ronaldo will continue well into the future with a new, long-term contract.

 “I have a great relationship with this brand, I have great friends here in the company,” says Ronaldo. “We work as a family too,” he adds. “This is my brand.”

Ronaldo is having yet another incredible year, for both club and country, and is unquestionably an icon of the game. He transcends football and is the most popular athlete on social media and the most famous athlete in the world.

Ronaldo’s extensive feedback and insights have helped Nike’s design team on numerous products, especially the Mercurial Superfly boots that he wears. His commitment to fitness has also informed Nike’s training products, while his style is regularly on display in Nike Sportswear. Notably, of all of the athletes in the Nike family, it was Cristiano Ronaldo who was the first to don the new HyperAdapt 1.0 shoes.

But Ronaldo will always be best known for the incredible goals he has scored in Nike Mercurial boots. A timeline highlighting many of those boots and moments appears below.

Nike boots worn during key moments of Cristiano Ronaldo's career:

2003 Mercurial Vapor Orange
2003 MERCURIAL VAPOR - Cristiano Ronaldo becomes a Nike athlete while playing for Lisbon.
2003 Mercurial Vapor Chrome Black White
2003 MERCURIAL VAPOR R9 - Signs with Manchester United F.C. and moves to England.
2004 MERCURIAL VAPOR II R9 - Scores and wins his first FA Cup title with Manchester.
2007 Mercurial Vapor 3 White Black Metalcic Silver
2007 MERCURIAL VAPOR III - Wins his first Premier League title with Manchester.
2008 Mercurial Vapor 4 Sport Red Metallic Gold
2008 MERCURIAL VAPOR IV SL - Scores and wins his second Premier League title with Manchester on the final day of the season.
2008 Limited Release Mercurial Vapor IV SL
2008 MERCURIAL VAPOR SL - In this boot made entirely of carbon fiber, he scores in the UEFA Champions League final and wins his first continental cup with Manchester.
2009 Mercurial Vapor Superfly Max Orange Abyss metalic Platinum
2009 MERCURIAL VAPOR SUPERFLY - Debuts this boot and clinches his third Premier League title with Manchester.
2009 MERCURIAL VAPOR SUPERFLY - Signs with Real Madrid and debuts with a goal. On Sept. 15, he converts two free kicks in his first UEFA Champions League game with Madrid. He goes on to become the first ever player to score in his first four La Liga appearances.
2010 Mercurial Superfly II Violet Poppy Obsidian Orange
2010 MERCURIAL SUPERFLY II - Wears the second release of the Superfly series on pitch for the first time in March 2010, during a 3-2 derby victory.
2010 Mercurial AL Superfly II CR Safari
2010 MERCURIAL VAPOR SUPERFLY II CR - Debuts his first signature boot, goes on to score a total of 19 goals in this colorway.
2011 Mercurial Superfly III Red Plum Windchill Volt Black
2011 MERCURIAL SUPERFLY III - Debuts the new Mercurial Superfly III and scores in home and away legs of the UEFA Champions League quarter final.
2011 MERCURIAL VAPOR SUPERFLY III CR - Cristiano Ronaldo's highest scoring boots, debuted in the second El Clasico of the season. He goes on to score the winning goal in the Copa Del Rey final and a total of 20 goals, including 11 in 4 games.
2011 Mercurial Superly III CR Metalic Blue Solar Red Dark Obsidian
2011 MERCURIAL VAPOR SUPERFLY III CR - Signature colorway of the Mercurial Superfly III, worn during a Nov. 2011 derby game in which Ronaldo scores two goals.
2012 Mercurial Vapor Super fly Max Orange Abyss Metalic Platinum
2012 MERCURIAL VAPOR VIII - Scores a hat-trick in a Madrid derby in April 2012 and reaches 40 league goals in the season, making him the only player in league history to score 40 goals in the first two seasons.
2012 Mercurial Vapor IX Sail Soar Challeng Red
2012 MERCURIAL VAPOR VIII - Clinches his first La Liga title with Madrid.
2012 Mercurial Vapor 8 CR7 Black White Blue Glow Pink Flash
2012 MERCURIAL VAPOR VIII CR - Scores two goals in the season’s first El Clasico, making him the first and only player to score in six consecutive El Clásico games.
2013 CR7 SE Mercurial Vapor 9 White Black Total Orange
2013 MERCURIAL VAPOR IX CR SE - Opens 2013 with a special Mercurial Vapor IX commemorating his 2012 success. Scores two goals in a 4-3 win.
2013 Mercurial Vapor IX Fireberry Electric Green RD PLM
2013 MERCURIAL VAPOR IX - Debuts this new Mercurial Vapor IX in Jan. 2013 and scores 2 goals.
2013 Mercurial Vapor IX CR7 White Volt Total Crimson
2013 MERCURIAL VAPOR IX CR SE - Scores in the first half during the Copa Del Rey final against Athletico Madrid in May 2013.
2013 CR7 SE Mercurial Vapor 9 Sky Stars
2013 MERCURIAL VAPOR IX CR - Debuts this signature boot against FC Barcelona. Scores his 100th away goal in his 106 away appearances for Madrid in nov 2014 and tallies his 19th league hat-trick.
2014 Mercurial Vapor IX White Gold SE SG Pro
2014 MERCURIAL VAPOR IX CR - Wins the 2013 Ballon d'Or award, averaging a goal a game and becoming the fastest player in Madrid's history to score 200 goals.
2014 Mercurial Superfly IV Hyper Punch Gold Black
2014 MERCURIAL SUPERFLY IV - Strikes his 50th goal for Portugal and becomes the first Portuguese player to play and score in three FIFA World Cup tournaments.
2014 Mercurial Superfly IV CR7 Gala Night Black White Neo Turquoise
2014 MERCURIAL SUPERFLY IV CR7 - Debuts this signature boot in a 3-1 win against FC Barcelona. In dec 2014, scores a hat-trick in his 178th league game and becomes the fastest player in league history to score 200 goals. Wins his second FIFA Club World Cup title, beating San Lorenzo 2-0.
2015 Mercrurial Superlfy IV CR7 SE Ballon DOr Gold Black Diamond
2015 MERCURIAL SUPERFLY IV CR7 SE - In jan 2015, he wins the 2014 Ballon d'Or award for the second time in as many years.
2015 CR7 Silverware Metalic Silver White Hyper Turguoise
2015 MERCURIAL SUPERFLY IV CR7 SILVERWARE - In April 2015, scores five times in one league game for the first time in his career. In the same month, he scores his 300th goal for Madrid and becomes the first player in the history of football to score 50 or more goals in a season on five occasions. Also breaks the club’s hat-trick record with his 29th.
2015 Mercurial Superfly CR7324K SE
2015 MERCURIAL SUPERFLY IV CR7 324K - Becomes Madrid's leading scorer of all time in Oct 2015, scoring his 324th goal in 311 games.
2015 Mercurial Superly Cr7 Savage Beauty
2015 MERCURIAL SUPERFLY IV CR7 SAVAGE BEAUTY - CR7 Chapter 1, the first in a series of 7 chapter boots. In dec 2015, he sets a record for goals scored in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League with 11.
2016 Mercurial Superfly CR7 Natrual Diamon
2016 MERCURIAL SUPERFLY IV CR7 NATURAL DIAMOND - Debuts the CR7 Chapter 2 boots with a goal and a win against FC Barcelona.
2016 Mercurial Superfly V Total Crimson Black Yellow
2016 MERCURIAL SUPERFLY V - Debuts the new Superfly in the UEFA Champions League final and scores the winning penalty for his second continental trophy with Madrid. Captains Portugal to the UEFA Euro 2016 and beats France 1-0 in the final.
2016 CR7 Chapter 3 Mercurial Superfly FG
2016 MERCURIAL SUPERFLY V CR7 DISCOVERY - Debuts the CR7 Chapter 3 boots on pitch soon...