Cristiano Ronaldo used to play for Manchester United and wore the number 7 shirt. The time he played with his teammates has won convincing victories against other famous and heavy rivals, in which there is Liverpool.
So, before Cristiano Ronaldo, there were players with the number 7 and contributed to the glorious achievements for this team. In this article, we will analyze the legends of the No. 7 shirt at Manchester United Club. Please read the article with us!
As one of the best players in England, George Best’s name is often associated with the No. 7 shirt of MU. Although Best wears number 11 more, the former famous player has achieved more success when wearing the No. 7 shirt. From 1964 to 1972, Best appeared in most matches for the Reds and became the top scorer in 6 consecutive seasons. In 1968, Best scored twice in United’s 4-1 victory over Benfica, thereby helping the Reds to win the prestigious European Cup. As of now, Best is still the only Northern Ireland player to ever win the Ballon d’Or.
However, the career of this handsome young man quickly waned due to alcohol and gambling. Outside on the pitch, Best often joins Playboy models, playing and spending extravagantly. In 1974, Best left MU and moved to 14 more clubs before retiring in 1984. In 2005, the once-football star of the fog country died of liver disease. Statues of honors George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton have been made outside Old Trafford.
In his football career, many players have been stuck by gambling and betting, Best is an example. The continued growth of football betting companies has attracted a generation of young people to stick with gambling, leading to “dire consequences” for many. Even so, betting is completely legal in many countries. The explosion of the technological revolution has created a huge marketing market for betting companies whose main target is football fans in particular and sports in general. Many bookmakers like KU CASINO are constantly increasing their advertising and improving their betting systems through their online websites. In the future, this relationship will definitely stick for a long time if not forbidden. Be important!
On October 3, 1981, Bryan Robson signed a contract worth £1.5 million with MU (the record amount at that time), opening a new era for the Reds of Manchester. According to Sir Alex Ferguson, Robson is a formidable opponent for anyone because he is “fearless”. For the same reason, Robson had broken 24 bones throughout his career. In 1990, Robson and Sir Alex Ferguson won the FA Cup, the first title in the career of leading the Red Devils of the Scottish teacher. In the following years, the former England midfielder shone to bring MU to the League Cup and Premier League title, but the most notable was the 1991 UEFA Cup Winners’ after beating Barcelona in Rotterdam.
In 1994, the “magic captain” of MU officially retired. After 461 appearances, Robson scored 99 goals and was the longest captain of the captaincy in club history.
Referring to the shirt No. 7, obviously can not help but mention “King Eric” day. After moving to Manchester United from Leeds United, Cantona was given Bryan Robson’s No.7 shirt. Therefore, Robson had to switch to the number 12 shirt. Moving to MU not long, Cantona quickly created a position partly because of the decline of Mark Hughes, Brian MccLair, and injury of Dion Dublin. Right in the first season at MU, Cantona won the Premier League, making the French striker the first player to win two consecutive national championships with two different clubs.
With his impatient personality, Cantona left the deepest impression with a kung fu kick at Crystal Palace fans after being sent off. Because of this, the former French player was banned for eight months and had to watch Blackburn Rovers crowned champion. However, the talent of “King Eric” is undeniable. In the short time he spent in the Red Half of Manchester, Cantona won 4 Premier League titles, 2 FA Cups and 3 Charity Shields. The former French striker retired in 1997.
David Beckham began to make the world attention after scoring a daring goal from the middle of the yard to the Wimbledon net in 1996. At that time, Becks just turned 21 years old, comes from hard work and determination to rise above himself. The 39-year-old former midfielder is famous for his sharp passes and gracious free kicks. After Eric Cantona retired in 1997, Becks was awarded the club’s legendary No.7 shirt.
David Beckham in the legendary number 7 shirt. Ph ty le keo nha cai
After 346 appearances for the Red Devils, Beckham has won most of the titles that a player dreams of, including 6 Premier League titles, 1 Champions League title, 2 FA Cups, and 4 Community Shields, 1 Intercontinental Cup. However, since dating with singer Victoria of Spice Girls, Becks’ performance has been affected a lot. Finally, after the “flying shoes” event with Sir Alex Ferguson, Beckham officially parted United in 2003 and moved to Real Madrid for 35 million euros. After 4 successful seasons at the Royal team, Beckham decided to switch to the American Major in the LA Galaxy. However, the handsome former midfielder still has the opportunity to return to Europe when he comes to Italy to play for AC Milan on loan. In 2013, after a successful season with the Ligue 1 championship with Paris Saint Germain, Beckham officially said goodbye to the world football team.
For Manchester United fans, perhaps the most impressive number 7 is Cristiano Ronaldo. Shortly after Beckham’s departure, Sir Alex Ferguson found a new number 7 for the team, although at that time no one thought that the skinny man from Portugal would make history. Not only that, many people believe that Sir Alex was wrong to pay up to 12 million pounds for an unknown player, but time proved the Scottish military man completely accurate. Even in the first match, Ronaldo has made those who criticized themselves silent with a great performance. Since then, the shirts “Ronaldo 7” began to appear everywhere. However, the early years of CR7 was not very favorable because of his selfish and “rather than passing” personality. However, under the guidance of Sir Alex, Ronaldo gradually matured over time. In the three seasons from 2006 to 2009, Ronaldo has scored and created a total of 127 goals, helping MU to win 3 Premier League titles, 1 Champions League, 1 Community Shield, 1 FA Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup and 2 League Cup. Not only won the collective title, Ronaldo also dominated the individual title, the most prominent of which was the title of the best player in the world in 2008 (equivalent to today’s FIFA Golden Ball). In addition, this title also makes CR7 the first MU player to win the Golden Ball since George Best in 1968.
However, the day when the Red Devils fans are most afraid to come. In June 2009, Ronaldo followed in the footsteps of his elder brother Beckham and joined Real Madrid for a record transfer fee of £80 million.