Cristiano Ronaldo at the age of 36
05 February 2021
Portuguese icon Cristiano Ronaldo, who turns 36 today, remains one of the greatest footballers and athletes on the planet because he continues to impress on the pitch, scoring incredible goals and breaking football records in the process. The Juventus forward ages like fine wine as the older he gets, the better he becomes!
The Portugal captain has stated earlier this year that he is not thinking about retirement any time soon, and he hopes to be in excellent shape to play for so many more years. The Juventus star, who has been involved in the professional sport for almost two decades, does not look like he is slowing down at the moment. CR7 is currently the leading scorer in Serie A, chasing a third Italian domestic league trophy and on his way to becoming the top scorer in history.
"It doesn't matter the age. What is important is the mind," he said in an interview with the BBC.
"It doesn't matter if Cristiano Ronaldo is good, you don't know tomorrow what is going to happen. I live in the present, in the moment. The moment is good, I feel happy."
Throughout his stellar career, Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Premier League trophy three times with Manchester United, two La Liga titles with Real Madrid, two Serie A silverwares with Juventus, five Champions League, four FIFA Club World Cup, one European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League trophy with Portugal as well as five Ballon d’Or and four European Golden Shoes. Ronaldo surpassed legendary Pele with his 758th goal in Juventus’ 4-1 victory over Udinese last month in the Serie A.
Whereas most top footballers retire in their mid-30s, the former Sporting Lisbon forward is still going strong at the age of 36 as he is busy wearing his shoes on the field and has plenty to offer the game. Zidane, Ronaldo, Kaka, or Shevchenko were all retired at 36.
Certainly, Portugal and Juventus ace Cristiano Ronaldo will continue to dedicate his time and give his best on the pitch scoring more beautiful goals for his fans and setting new records, which will be tough to break in the future. We are looking forward to seeing this goalscoring machine on the football field for many more years!