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Cristiano Ronaldo insisted Friday that the often derided Saudi Pro League was “more competitive” than French Ligue 1. “To be honest, I think the Saudi championship isn’t worse than the French championship. I think it’s more competitive,” five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo told the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai. Ronaldo was the first major star to move to Saudi Arabia when he penned a deal with Al-Nassr last January.
Asked about the level of the Saudi Pro League, Ronaldo added: “They can say what they want, it’s just my opinion. I have played there for a year so I know what I’m talking about.
“I think that now we are better than the French championship and we continue to improve.”
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