Football boot release: Cristiano Ronaldo personalised Nike CR Mercurial IX


Happy New Year readers!!!

We’re celebrating the start of 2013 with the launch of a new football boot, the Nike CR Mercurial IX!

Players have been training and tweeting their new Vapors already this week, but today we bring you a special release – behold Cristiano Ronaldo’s personalised versions…(albeit in a rather shadowy manner, as the official launch of the Mercurial IX is not quite here yet!)

The numbers defy belief but Cristiano Ronaldo smashed all records last season, blazing a trail through all competitions and placing the Portugal striker at the summit of world football. 


To recognise this achievement, Nike has created a new boot in his honour – The CR Mercurial IX. The boot features a striking white upper and pink swoosh, with a bold CR7 graphic.

Seven numbers are featured on the lateral side of the boot and reflected in a bold CR7 graphic on the medial side. The numbers signify CR’S record breaking goals scored and achievements during the 2011/2012 season and include the following:

•             1st Spanish league title

•             9 goals scored for Portugal

•             14 games played for the national team

•             19 first player to score against all 19 rival teams competing in La Liga in a season

•             27 years old in 2012

•             55 matches played in all competitions for club

•             60 goals scored in all competitions for club


“Last season was a very special one for me, helping my team and country achieve success,” said Cristiano Ronaldo.  “It’s great to celebrate these achievements and also have a great pair of Mercurial boots to recognize the moment. I’ll enjoy playing in them for sure.”

Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the new CR Mercurial IX on Sunday, January 6th. 100 pairs of the CR Mercurial IX white boot will be available at and key online retailers February 7th.  

What do you think of the latest incarnation of the Mercurial Vapor football boots? Let us know via the comments section below or on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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