Pic of the day: Cristiano Ronaldo's 'Milestone' CR Mercurial IX boots | inside World Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo's new Nike CR Mercurial IX boots will pay homage to these feats – with the numbers 1, 9, 14, 19, 27, 55 and 60 emblazoned across them to represent his most significant points of 2012.

Cristiano Ronaldo's 'Milestone' CR Mercurial IX boots
Photo: Nike

The meaning of all seven numbers are as follows:
  • 1st Spanish league title
  • 9 goals scored for Portugal
  • 14 games played for the national team
  • 19 rival team scored against in a La Liga season (the first player to do so)
  • 27 years old in 2012
  • 55 matches played in all competitions for club
  • 60 goals scored in all competitions for club
Ronaldo will wear the boots in Sunday's La Liga match against Real Sociedad. A limited run of 100 pairs of the boots will be sold in February.


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