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Happy 34th birthday to the seemingly biologically 20-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo

Yash Sharma
ANALYST
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05 Feb 2019, 18:57 IST

Cristiano Ronaldo is amongst the fittest athletes of the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo is amongst the fittest athletes of the world.

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, more commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo or CR7 needs no introduction, not even for non-football sports fans. His tremendous career so far has not only placed him amongst the greatest of the beautiful game but also cemented his place as the most followed, infamous, global icon in the industry of sports, making him a living idol and an inspiration for the stars and celebrities from different fields.

The Portuguese forward celebrates his 34th birthday today, having achieved almost everything in club football and on the individual level. Despite growing old on age, the Juventus forward had shown no signs of slowing down in recent years.

His insatiable hunger is itching him to thrive for more and achieve whatever has escaped from his rage towards perfection. While players start losing their customary forms during the 30s, the Portuguese secured a 100 million move to the league known for its rigid defensive nature, last summer.

And living up to the expectations, the 34-year-old has delivered as Juventus are into the best-ever first half of their season in their entire history. Riding along in Juventus' remarkable history, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has been their top-scorer and is fighting for the golden boot this season.

In the 942 career games played so far, the Portuguese forward has scored 675 goals and set up another 246, winning 29 collective titles, along with five Ballon d'Ors.

It is safe to say that the 34-year-old Portuguese is the most hardworking player in world football. Letting Ronaldo go was one of the biggest mistakes committed by Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez.

The Spanish giants have been struggling ever since the Portuguese left for Turin. While, on the other hand, the latter has been enjoying success, scoring goals, deciding games, maintaining his usual standards in a different league, circumstances, and of course, a different kit.

During his medical with the Italian giants, an infamous report revealed that the Portuguese, biologically, has a body of a 20-year-old. On average, the athletes of his age have 10% body fat, while the former Real Madrid talisman boasts just 7% of body fat, with 50% of his body made up of muscle mass.

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Kylian Mbappe, the best youngster in world football, is hailed as the next Cristiano. However, during the World Cup 2018 in Russia, Ronaldo clocked a running speed of 33.98 Kilometres per hour, becoming the fastest player in the World Cup, even faster than the French prodigy, Kylian Mbappe himself.

His strict diet and tight training schedule make him the beast he is. With the latter stages and crucial matches in the UCL approaching, this is Ronaldo's time to shine bright - something he has been doing in the past decade. No matter how hard they tried, Ronaldo showed up and snatched the chance of progression from the Old Lady during his time with Real Madrid, becoming the only obstacle in their way in the past two seasons. With the best ever Champions League player sailing their ship, the Bianconeri are the top favorites to clinch the UCL title this season.

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