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The 30 Most Significant Boots Worn By Cristiano Ronaldo

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It is finally official; Cristiano Ronaldo will see out the rest of his career wearing Nike boots! Since 2003 when he signed with the swoosh, CR7 has worn over 60 different Nike Mercurial boots and worked his way to the very top of the advertising chain.

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.

Given he is having another excellent season and is a strong contendor for this season’s Ballon d’Or, we wanted to celebrate him with a timeline highlighting 30 of the most influential boots that have produced the most significant moments through his career!

2003 Mercurial Vapor

Year: 2003
Boot: Mercurial Vapor
Significance: Cristiano Ronaldo signs his first contract with Nike, while playing for Sporting Lisbon.

2003 Nike Mercurial Vapor

Year: 2003
Boot: Nike Mercurial Vapor R9
Significance: Ronaldo signs for Manchester United and makes his Premier League debut.

2004 Mercurial Vapor 2

Year: 2004
Boot: Mercurial Vapor II R9
Significance: Scores and wins his first FA Cup with Manchester United.

2007 Mercurial Vapor 3

Year: 2007
Boot: Mercurial Vapor 3
Significance: Wins his first Premier League title with Manchester United.

2008 Mercurial Vapor 4

Year: 2008
Boot: Mercurial Vapor IV SL
Significance: Scores and wins his 2nd Premier League title with Manchester United, scoring on the final day of the season.

2008 Mercurial SL Vapor

Year: 2008
Boot: Mercurial Vapor SL
Significance: Scores in the Champions League final and win’s his first CL title while wearing these Carbon Fiber boots.

2009 Mercurial Vapor Superfly

Year: 2009
Boot: Mercurial Vapor Superfly
Significance: Lead athlete wearing the first Superfly, wins his third Premier League title with Manchester United.

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Year: 2009
Boot: Mercurial Vapor Superfly
Significance: The boots he wore when he signed for Real Madrid, eventually becoming the first player to score in his first four La Liga appearances.

2010_mercurial_superfly_ii_violet_poppy_obsidian_orange

Year: 2010
Boot: Mercurial Vapor Superfly II
Significance: Again, he is the feature player to wear the second Superfly release in March 2010.

2010_mercurial_al_superfly_ii_cr_safari

Year: 2010
Boot: Mercurial Vapor Superfly II CR
Significance: Gets his first signature boot and goes on to score 19 goals while wearing them. These boots shocked the world with their crazy design!

2011_mercurial_superfly_iii_red_plum_windchill_volt_black

Year: 2011
Boot: Mercurial Superfly III
Significance: Debuts the third edition Superfly, and scores in both Champions League quarter finals (home and away) while wearing them.

2011-mercuial-superfly-iii-cr-safari

Year: 2011
Boot: Mercurial Superfly III CR
Significance: One of the most successful boots CR wore. His second signature release helped him bag 20 goals, and 11 in 4 games! Scores the winning goal in the Copa Del Rey final.

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Year: 2011
Boot: Mercurial Superfly III CR
Significance: Another signature release, with a two tone design. Worn during a 2011 derby game, Ronaldo scores twice!

2012 Mercurial Vapor

Year: 2012
Boot: Mercurial Vapor VIII
Significance: April 2012, Ronaldo scores a hattrick vs Atletico while wearing these. Those goals help him reach the 40 mark for the season, making him the first player ever to reach that mark in his first two seasons.

2012 Mercurial Vapor IX

Year: 2012
Boot: Mercurial Vapor VIII
Significance: Clinches his first La Liga title with Real Madrid.

2012 Mercurial Vapor VIII CR

Year: 2012
Boot: Mercurial Vapor VIII CR
Significance: By scoring 2 goals in the season’s first El Clasico game, he becomes the first player to ever score in six consecutive El Clasico match-ups!

2013 CR7 SE Mercurial

Year: 2013
Boot: Mercurial Vapor IX SE
Significance: The boots that celebrated his 2012 success, and he scores 2 goals while wearing them.

2013 Mercurial Vapor IX

Year: 2013
Boot: Mercurial Vapor IX
Significance: Scores 2 goals while debuting the latest Vapor release in Jan 2013.

2013 Mercurial Vapor IX CR7

Year: 2013
Boot: Mercurial Vapor IX CR SE
Significance: Scores in the Copa Del Rey final vs Atletico Madrid.

2013 CR7 Mercurial Vapor SE

Year: 2013
Boot: Mercurial Vapor IX CR
Significance: Another signature boot, again debuted in El Clasico. Scores his 100th away goal in only 106 away games, and he tallies his 19th league hat-trick!

2014 Mercurial Vapor IX

Year: 2014
Boot: Mercurial Vapor IX CR
Significance: Wins the 2013 Ballon d’Or, averaging a goal per game and becoming the fastest player in Real Madrid history to reach the 200 goal mark.

2014 Mercurial Superfly IV

Year: 2014
Boot: Mercurial Superfly IV
Significance: Welcome back Superfly! Ronaldo reached the 50 goal mark at international level and becomes the first Portuguese player to play and score in 3 consecutive World Cups.

2014 Mercurial Superfly IV

Year: 2014
Boot: Mercurial Superfly IV CR
Significance: Ronaldo gets his first signature Superfly IV. Scores while debuting them in El Clasico. Scores a hattrick in his 178th game and becomes the quickest player to reach the 200 league goal mark.

2015 Mercurial Superfly IV Ballon d'Or

Year: 2015
Boot: Mercurial Superfly IV CR7 SE Rare Gold
Significance: Wins the 2014 Ballon d’Or and Nike celebrate his accomplishment with these boots.

2015 CR7 Silverwear

Year: 2015
Boot: Mercurial Superfly IV CR7 SE Silverwear
Significance: In April 2015, Ronaldo scores 5 goals in one league game. In the same month he scores his 300th goal for Real Madrid and becomes the first player in the history of soccer to score 50 goals in a season on five occassions. Also breaks the club hattrick record, recording his 29th.

2015 Mercurial Superfly CR7 324K

Year: 2015
Boot: Mercurial Superfly IV CR7 324K
Significance: Becomes Real Madrid’s leading scorer of all time in October 2015, with 324 goals in 311 games.

2015 Mercurial Superfly CR7 Savage Beauty

Year: 2015
Boot: Mercurial Superfly IV CR7 Savage Beauty
Significance: Chapter 1 in the 7 part series that will tell the story of Ronaldo’s career through boots. In december 2015, he sets a group stage Champions League record with 11 goals.

2016 Mercurial Superfly CR7 Natural Diamond

Year: 2016
Boot: Mercurial Superfly IV CR7 Natural Diamond
Significance: Debuts the Chapter 2 release against FC Barcelona, and again scores while wearing them.

2016 Mercurial Superfly V

Year: 2016
Boot: Mercurial Superfly V
Significance: Debuts the 5th edition Superfly in the Champions League final and scores the winning penalty. Champions League title #2 with madrid. Goes on to win Euro 2016 with Portugal, captaining the side.

2016 CR7 Chapter 3

Year: 2016
Boot: Mercurial Superfly V CR7 Discovery
Significance: Chapter 3 and where we currently stand, sure to help him score some more goals!

For the real Ronaldo fans out there that have followed his career, is there a particular boot that stands out to you most? If so, which boots and why?

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