This season has been nothing short of sensational for the already legendary Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo's remarkable season, in which he averaged more than one goal a game; became the quickest player in his club’s history to reach 200 goals for the club; and was officially recognized as the best player in the world, finally winning the prestigious Ballon d’Or.
The Portuguese winger is being backed to have a good World Cup with betting tips suggesting that he is only behind Lionel Messi among the favourites to win the Golden Boot award.
In honour of this incredible season, Nike has released a brand new, limited edition Mercurial Vapour boot. The Mercurial Vapor IX CR7 Special Edition commemorates one of the World’s greatest ever footballers. The boot features a clean and simple white upper, a statement to Ronaldo's affection for white boots, and a special gold plate. Premium detailing and a numbered heel highlight the limited run of this special boot.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is such an exceptional player, and we wanted to celebrate all his accomplishments this season with a unique boot to honor his amazing success,” said Denis Dekovic, Design Director for Nike Football Footwear.
Due to the special nature of Mercurial Vapor IX CR7boots, only 100 pairs have been exclusively released on Nike.com. However, Ronaldo himself will not be wearing them until April 16th in the Copa Del Rey final against rivals Barcelona, a fixture fitting for special pair of boots.