Cristiano Ronaldo was officially announced as the newest global ambassador for Emirates Airline on Friday (March 28, 2014). The Ballon d'Or holder joined three-time World Cup winner Pele, who was named as the first global ambassador for the Dubai-based airline since the 2006 competition in Germany. The two football idols worked together to star in the new Emirates promotional video for this forthcoming FIFA World Cup. The commercial takes place in the onboard lounge on an Emirates A380 flight. At the start of the new advert, Cristiano Ronaldo is reading a magazine article and he is delighted when two passengers whisper about how great he is. However, the Portugal captain’s mood darkens as he realizes the man the duo are talking about is actually Pele, who appears next to him. The 73-year-old Brazilian star laughs at Cristiano Ronaldo. But the Real Madrid star has the last laugh when another passenger appears and asks him for a photo, handing his phone to Pele to do the honours. The Brazil legend obliges and CR7 concludes the series of events with a cheeky wink.
Cristiano Ronaldo starred in Emirates Airline’s latest television advert alongside Brazil legend Pele, who was announced as the first global ambassador for the Dubai-based company in January 2014.
Cristiano Ronaldo was named as the latest global ambassador for Emirates Airline on friday (March 28, 2014). The news came just 74 days before the world's most watched sporting event kicked off in Brazil. (Photo credit: Denis Doyle/Getty Images Europe)
The former Manchester United star celebrated after scoring his team's opening goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium. (Photo credit: Denis Doyle/Getty Images Europe)
Cristiano Ronaldo, who claimed the 2013 Ballon d’Or Award for the second time as a professional, was recently named the richest footballer in the Goal Rich List 2014 with an estimated wealth of €148 million. (Photo credit: Denis Doyle/Getty Images Europe)
Cristiano Ronaldo’s new advert for Emirates Airline would air in the run-up to the World Cup finals in Brazil. (Photo credit: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images Europe)