Nike launches personalized CR Mercurial IX
Nike captured Cristiano Ronaldo’s legendary 2011/12 season in bold graphics and milestone numbers on the CR Mercurial IX football boot.
The numbers defy belief but Cristiano Ronaldo smashed all records last season, blazing a trail through all competitions and placing the Portugal striker at the summit of world football.
To recognize this achievement, Nike has created a new boot in his honour – The CR Mercurial IX. The boot features a striking white upper and pink swoosh, with a bold CR7 graphic.
Seven numbers are featured on the lateral side of the boot and reflected in a bold CR7 graphic on the medial side. The numbers signify CR’S record breaking goals scored and achievements during the 2011/2012 season and include the following:
- 1st La Liga title
- 9 goals for Portugal in 14 games
- First player to score against all 19 rival teams competing in the league
- Turned 27 in 2012
- Played 55 matches in all competitions for Real Madrid and scored 60 goals
Cristino Ronaldo said:
“Last season was a very special one for me, helping my team and country achieve success.
“It’s great to celebrate these achievements and also have a great pair of Mercurial boots to recognize the moment.
I’ll enjoy playing in them for sure.”
Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the new CR Mercurial IX on Sunday, January 6th, 2013 aginst Real Sociedad. The match is scheduled to start at 4:00 PM (GMT – 5:00 PM local time).
On February 7th, 2013, 100 pairs of the CR Mercurial IX white boot will be available at Nike.com and key online retailers.