Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr officially unveiled as Al-Hilal player

On Friday, I arrived in Riyadh to a hero's welcome.

greeted by the club at the 68,000-seat Al-Hilal stadium in Riyadh

Neymar, a Brazilian football superstar, was introduced to supporters at Al-Hilal on Saturday after signing a contract with a team in the Saudi Pro League.

Along with two other new additions, fellow Brazilian Malcolm and Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, he was greeted at Al-Hilal's 68,000-seat stadium in Riyadh.

Despite a string of ailments, Neymar scored 118 goals in 173 games after moving to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 for a world-record sum of €222 million ($242 million).

A big diamond-studded crucifix was hung around his neck as he posed for photos when he was greeted in an airport lounge by club officials and madia on Friday, the day before the unveiling, to a hero's welcome.

We'll throw a huge celebration fit for a samba dancer, an Al-Hilal representative declared.

Neymar commented on his move to the Kingdom, saying: "It is great; you get to meet top-notch players on the other clubs, which is thrilling and inspires you to perform even better. And it goes without saying that the excitement is considerably higher when you play against Ronaldo, Benzema, or Firmino. Therefore, I'm excited to join this league because playing against them will be fantastic.

Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr in January on a two-and-a-half-year contract reportedly for 400 million euros, kicking off the Saudi Pro League's plans.