Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo named Emirates Airline global ambassador

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is named as a global ambassador for Emirates Airline.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as a global ambassador for Emirates Airline.

The Portugal captain, who won the prestigious FIFA Ballon d'Or earlier this year, has teamed up with Brazilian legend Pele for a new digital campaign.

Three-time World Cup winner Pele, who was announced as a global ambassador in January, has featured in a new advert alongside Ronaldo, with the duo on board an Emirates A380.

Emirates divisional senior vice president of corporate communications and brand Boutros Boutros said: "Cristiano Ronaldo is an icon for this generation of football fans and is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers on the pitch today.

"He is massively talented but he doesn't rest on his laurels. Instead, he works hard to continue pushing himself to new heights. This ethos, plus his ability to inspire fans across the world is why we are delighted to be working with him."

Take a look at the new advertising campaign starring Ronaldo and Pele below:

Cristiano Ronaldo wells up on stage after being awarded FIFA's Ballon d'Or prize in Zurich on January 13, 2014
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