Earlier this week, we posted a photograph of the new global football ambassador for Emirates, standing in front of a steamed mirror on board an Emirates A380 plane. We had no idea who the star was, so we asked you for your guesses — and we got everyone from Fabio Cannavaro, David Beckham and the Brazilian Ronaldo. Now today we can reveal that the man behind the glass mirror is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo.
Today, Emirates Airline, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, announced that Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese captain and winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013, is its newest Global Ambassador. He joins fellow Global Ambassador for Emirates, Pelé.
The announcement comes just 74 days before the world’s most watched sporting event kicks off in Pelé’s home country of Brazil. Twice named FIFA Player of the Year, Ronaldo, who plays for the Emirates-sponsored Real Madrid, will lead his national team to South America to compete in his third tournament, his second as Captain. Making his senior team debut for his country in 2003, he has since been capped over 100 times, holding the record for the youngest Portuguese player to reach the number while also setting the record for most goals scored.
Emirates’ new TV ad campaign launches today with the video below, focused on who is the greatest footballer of all time. Everyone has a favorite player, but who’s your all-time great? Tell us in the comments and share the moment.