Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, The five-time ballon d’or winner turned 34 on Tuesday the 5th of February.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a different breed from other ballon d’or winners, whom in their mid thirties would have taken a bow out of the beautiful game.
Ronaldo has distinguished himself from his peers,Who at the age of 34 would rather wind down their careers in The USA or China or in some cases the UAE.
Rather the Portuguese international decided to move to Turin to take up a new challenge.
Ronaldo is never devoid of motivation and drive, His mental ability arguably outweighs his technical ability.
He has cultivated a high level of mental fortitude from a very young age,this has kept him ahead of the chasing park through all the years. As a result, he has timelessly garnerd an impressive catalogue of accolades.
Further more, he constantly pushes himself even after such an illustrious career. His hunger for more success still remains insatiable.
Cristiano Ronaldo is still striving like he is in his twenties even after eleven years from when he first lifted the highly coveted award of the world player of the year.
Over the years, Ronaldo has been compared to the mercurial argentine messi, these questions may never be answered.
But very few would argue Cristiano’s will power to be at the top of the football world. Constantly keeping the rivalry going regardless of the argentine being more naturally gifted.
After his summer move from Spanish giants Real Madrid to the Italian champions Juventus,Cristiano has continued his seasoned habit of breaking records. And he is showing no apparent sign of slowing down.
Above all, cristiano ronaldo is at the top of the list of the worlds most valuable footballer, and even at the age of 34 his Valuation still beats the 100 million euros mark.
Though, you may love him or hate him but we all must agree that just like fine wine, the footballing world has been blessed with gracefully ageing Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano ronaldo’s individual awards include
- 5x FIFA BALLON D’OR
- 16X TOP GOALSCORER
- 5X UEFA BEST PLAYER IN EUROPE
- 2X ENGLISH FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR
- 1X EUROPEAN CHAMPION
- 1X ENGLISH FA CUP
- 2X ENGLISH LEAGUE CUP WINNER
- 5X CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNER
- 3X ENGLISH CHAMPION
- 2X SPANISH CHAMPION
- 1X PLAYER OF THE YEAR
- 2X SPANISH CUP WINNER
- 1X ITALIAN SUPERCUP WINNER
- 2X SPANISH SUPER CUP WINNER
- 4X FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP WINNER
- 3X UEFA SUPERCUP WINNER
- 1X PORTUGUESE SUPER CUP WINNER
- 2X ENGLISH SUPER CUP WINNER
- 1X UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
- 16X TOP GOALSCORER