Pokerstars, the world’s biggest poker site, announced huge news earlier this week when they revealed that they have signed a brand ambassador agreement with the world’s best footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo came with the announcement himself on his Facebook page where his 103 million fans could see him announce that he has joined the world’s best poker team.
Ronaldo is a very competitive player and is looking forward to play poker online with the best of them all.
“I like playing for winning teams and PokerStars is the perfect partner for me,” Ronaldo said. “As a brand, it is always looking at ways to improve and stay ahead of the curve, and as an athlete that is something I truly respect. I started playing poker a few years ago and I love the competition, strategy and fun. I’m looking forward to taking my game to the online and live poker tables and meeting my fans head to head. Although football is my world, poker has always been my game. I’m very excited to join the team.”
“The poker table is not a new arena for athletes, as many have, over the years, sought other ways to satisfy their love for competition, and pursue challenges. Ronaldo is one of the most famous names in the world and PokerStars is thrilled to partner with him. We look forward to him spreading his love of the game worldwide by sharing his PokerStars experiences with his huge social following and fan base,” said Michael Hazel, interim CEO of PokerStars.
Amaya Chairman and CEO David Baazov said: “Ronaldo is part of a new generation of global superstar athletes that work hard, play smart and encourage their fans to share in their lives. We’re proud that Ronaldo - and fellow elite player Neymar Jr - have chosen to make PokerStars a partner in their journey and to share their love of the game of poker with their legions of fans.”
Ronaldo is one of the world’s most recognizable names and the brand ambassador deal will for sure bring Pokerstars to new places around the world and attract players to their site. Ronaldo will appear in advertising campaigns as well as do special appearances in live and online tournaments.
Ronaldo will be playing under the table name of “C.Ronaldo”, joining fellow football superstar Neymar Jr who was signed as a brand ambassador on May 7th. If Pokerstars decides to open up a football club, they would have a scary team.