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7 iconic moments of Cristiano Ronaldo's career

The five-time Ballon d
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner turned 33 yesterday
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Cristiano Ronaldo along with Lionel Messi is one of the two best players of this generation. The number '7' has become synonymous with the Portuguese, and CR7 has become the footballing brand every player dreams of becoming. As Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his 33rd birthday, we look at the seven most iconic moments of his magnanimous career.

#7 Manchester United vs Sporting Lisbon, 7 August 2003

Cristiano Ronaldo impressed against Manchester United in August 2003
Cristiano Ronaldo impressed against Manchester United in August 2003

It was the inauguration of the Estádio José Alvalade in 2003, and Sporting Lisbon were playing hosts to Manchester United. The result was unexpected as United were beaten 3-1 by Sporting Lisbon. The player who stole the show was a tall, thin teenager from the islands of Madeira. The Manchester United defenders could not believe what they were witnessing as the whole team had a difficult time in handling the young left winger.

The journey of becoming the football player in the world started on this day. Cristiano Ronaldo went on to sign for Manchester United that summer, and he inherited the most iconic No. 7 jersey at the Theatre of Dreams. This was the start of what was yet to come.

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