Real Madrid were looking for a turnaround in their fate after half a decade of constant failure. They made a major overhauling of their squad which included the arrival of Ronaldo.
During his stay, the Portuguese superstar has bagged 2 FIFA Ballon d'Or awards and has now become arguably the best player in the club's history as well as in the world.
Yesterday, November 7, Cristiano Ronaldo signed a fresh contract extension with the club which would keep him at Santiago Bernabeu until 2021.
After signing the contract extension, the star said that he would love to play football until the age of 41 and given his fitness and physical abilities on the pitch, the idea seems pretty realistic.
Here are 5 memorable moments of Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid career:
Cristiano Ronaldo with Jose Mourinho (Image courtesy: Twitter)
This was Cristiano Ronaldo's first trophy at Real Madrid. The club won the La Liga trophy for the first time since 2007-08. Ronaldo played a crucial role in their success.
Cristiano Ronaldo with his second Ballon d'Or
Cristiano Ronaldo won his second Ballon d'Or award and first as a Real Madrid player. It was an emotional moment for the star as he halted Lionel Messi's run of winning the award for four consecutive times.
Cristiano Ronaldo with Real Madrid teammates (Image courtesy: Real Madrid Twitter handle)
Cristiano Ronaldo won his second UEFA Champions League title as the club bagged the historic La Decima, meaning record 10th Champions League title.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Image courtesy: Cristiano Ronaldo official Twitter handle)
Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed legendary Spanish striker Raul Gonsalves as Real Madrid highest goal scorer ever.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Image courtesy: Real Madrid Twitter handle)
This the latest feather added to the club's cap. Once again Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid in the final of Champions League to win their 11th title or La Undecima in May, 2016.