When Ronaldo joined Manchester United in 2003, the number 7 jersey was without an owner because David Beckham just left the club. In Real Madrid, he waited for one year before he got it, it wasn't until Raul left the club that Ronaldo got the jersey.
In Portugal, he inherited the jersey from Luis Figo, but two players have generously given up the number for him in his career.
1. Edinson Cavani.
Cavani joined Manchester United in 2020 and took up the number 7 jersey, he even started the 2021/2022 season with this number, but he gave it up to Ronaldo when the Portuguese joined the club.
Ronaldo admitted that he wasn't sure he'd get the number 7 jersey but was thankful to Cavani who took up the number 21 jersey.
2. Juan Cuadrado
When Ronaldo joined Juventus in 2018, Cuadrado owned the number 7 jersey in the club, but he willingly gave it up to the Portuguese striker. At the time, he said that it feels good to give than to receive, and that he didn't have any problems giving up the jersey.
Now that Ronaldo is no longer in Turin, he may choose to take back his jersey.
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