NEWS STORY. 20/06/2022
Antonio Rüdiger has been unveiled as a new Real Madrid player. The event took place at Real Madrid City, getting underway with a video of the player's best moments. Following the introduction, president Florentino Pérez had a few words to say: "Today, Real Madrid marks the arrival of one of those great players who will help us to be stronger and even more competitive. Joining us today is a wonderful footballer, a man who will put his heart and soul into every match as we look to pursue our grand objectives for yet another season".
“It will be another year in which we continue to fight for every available trophy with humility, commitment and that immense desire and ambition which have always been present in the Real Madrid spirit ever since its origins. Today marks the arrival of a great player who possesses all the attributes required to represent the greatest club in history. We welcome Antonio Rüdiger. We are happy to be able to count on you to continue adding to this club's great history. That's why we're so delighted to be bringing in a player, like yourself, who has won all there is to win".
Choosing Real Madrid
“From this point forward, you are part of a family and a unique club, the club of the 14 European Cups. All of us here, our members and our fans, are thrilled to have a player like you here, one who has done everything in their power to make sure this day has come in order for you to fulfil one of your greatest dreams - pulling on the jersey with which you wish to complete an incredible sporting career. It's a career that has given you the opportunity to choose between the best clubs. You have chosen this crest, in order to experience the feelings and emotions at our Santiago Bernabéu stadium which, from this moment forward, will give you the strength you need to achieve goals that others may consider impossible".
Video.Rüdiger's playing style
“You have opted for the biggest challenge of your career to date and an experience that brings with it the immense responsibility which defines us. We are certain you'll take on this new stage with the courage and character you have shown throughout your life. Madridismo will be right beside you, ensuring that in the toughest times, you still feel like, with this jersey, you can achieve things which are difficult to explain. Things that happen which enamour and thrill all football lovers. Here, you will come to learn that madridismo is a way of life”.
Rüdiger: “I'll give everything for this club to try and win every possible title”
“This is a very special day for my family and for me. I'd like to thank my parents because without them, I never would have got here. They have always supported me and that's been hugely important throughout my life. I'd also like to thank the president for giving me the chance to play for this great club. I can promise you that I'll give my all for this club to win every possible trophy. Hala Madrid y nada más!”.
Prior to the presentation event, Antonio Rüdiger signed his new four-year contract with our club in the meeting rooms at Real Madrid City, accompanied by president Florentino Pérez. Having signed the deal, the German centre-back was given a watch, a replica of the Santiago Bernabéu and a jersey printed with his name and the number 22.