Is Cristiano Ronaldo your GOAT? Well, let’s help you celebrate his birthday today as he turns 35!
The former Real Madrid attacker is now at Juventus and to be playing and scoring at this level and at his age, the Portuguese superstar might stay in the game for a while longer.
The rarely injured forward keeps breaking records.
Just this week, Cr7 extended his scoring streak to nine consecutive league games for Juventus. Ronaldo has now scored 50 goals in 70 games across competitions since moving to Juve in 2018; that too after it was thought the Serie A system would considerably slow down his scoring abilities.
We know so much about him on the pitch, but of course, there’s more to him!
Here are some interesting facts about the Juve star
- Studies have shown that when he jumps, Ronaldo generates five times more power than a cheetah in full flight.
- Ronaldo can jump 44cm from a standing start and 78cm with a run-up, well more than an average basketball player.
- Ronaldo is the first person on the planet to reach 200 million followers on Instagram.
- Ronaldo earns around $47.8 million a year from his Instagram posts, while his salary at Juventus is $34m.
- A university in Canada offers a sociology course about Cristiano Ronaldo. The University of British Columbia Okanagan’s course examines Ronaldo’s impact on social and cultural trends.
With five Ballons d'Or, six Champions League titles and one Euro crown, along with league wins across Europe, we really have all the rights to call him one of the greatest footballers of all time!
Happy birthday, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro!