Famous Players In The Saudi Pro League


The Saudi Pro League is erupting. After Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Al Nassr in January 2023, the league has gained some popularity. And with the money factor out there, many players have begun to contemplate whether to spend the latter years of their career in the Arabian Peninsula.

FootTheBall lists the famous players who have and can join the Saudi Pro League, and the names arent disappointing either.


Cristiano Ronaldo

Well, this one was obvious. Ever since his controversial move to Al Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo has been the centre of attention. He might have gone trophyless in his first season in Saudi, although things will get better.

Many have criticized the Portugal legend for being too self-centred on and off the pitch, but that seems to hardly be the case. Although a fact to note here is that, Al Nassr were league leader in January when Ronaldo joined them, only to lose their grip since the former Real Madrid legend’s arrival.


Karim Benzema

The most recent arrival in the Saudi Pro League. Karim Benzema’s switch to the Saudi League has come as a bit of a shock to many. The Real Madrid legend is the most decorated player of the club and will look to go head-to-head with Ronaldo for the league title next season.

The two players are former Los Blancos teammates and scored countless goals and assists among them. It will be a fantastic viewing for fans worldwide and can only produce some classic moments.


N’Golo Kante

The least expected switch on this list. Kante’s contract was due to expire in June 2023. Although the Chelsea midfielder had made significant progress with the club in order to extend his contract, talks collapsed out of nowhere.

The French World Cup winning midfielder will join Karim Benzema at Al Ittihad and have already turned heads in Europe. Other big-name players have already taken notice and might make their own move to Northwest Asia


Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos’ contract with PSG has expired and he is on the lookout for a new club. But where can he go next? The Spanish and Real Madrid legend is now a free-agent and some of Europe’s elites have already made contact with the player.

One league that is making a swift move is the Saudi Pro League. A few Saudi clubs are already reportedly in talks with the defender but the Spaniard is still waiting on other options. Ramos might eventually end up in the Saudi Pro League, but for now his future is still up in the air.


Sergio Busquets

The man who won it all with FC Barcelona. One of the many Barcelona legends of all time, Sergio Busquets decided to call time on his Barcelona career after winning the 2022/23 La Liga title.

The 2010 World Cup winner is now seeking his next club and there are multiple offers on the table for the defensive midfielder. The likes of MLS and SPL are interested in signing him, but it might be the Saudi league that might sound enticing to the Spaniard.

With the potential of facing his former rivals, Ronaldo, Ramos and Benzema in the Saudi Pro League, Busquets might after all decide to get on a plane to Saudi Arabia.


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