Al-khaleej coach, Pedro Emanuel, has highlighted what Al-Nassr captain Cristiano Ronaldo has done to the Saudi Pro League (SPL).
Emanuel said that Ronaldo has brought attention to the Saudi League.
Ronaldo’s arrival in the Middle East on a free transfer last December after mutually terminating his contract with Manchester United has given the country’s football unprecedented popularity.
The Saudi League is currently being broadcast in 137 countries across the world.
“I believe that from the first time that I was here, five years ago, for now, the league has improved a lot,” Emanuel told the Saudi Pro League’s official website.
“This league is improving every year. Now, with big names like Cristiano Ronaldo for instance, [they] bring attention to the league and also show to the world the Saudi league – and the Saudi football game.”