Cristiano Ronaldo. CR7. GOAT (Greatest of All Time). The man. The myth that lives up to all stories. The legend. Probably the only football player that even non-sports fans have definitely heard of.
The Portuguese football player, who first caught attention for his good looks coupled with mad on-ground skills when he was just a teenager, turns 36 today. Ronaldo is no stranger to awards and recognitions – he has won five Ballon d’Or awards (the French award for the most prestigious football player of the year); four European Golden Shoes (presented to leading goal scorer in European league matches); seven Premier League titles; five UEFA Champions Leagues (the European Cup) and many more. His highly coveted talent has made him the subject of some of the most expensive association football transfers quite a few times – the first being when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid, and then from Real to Juventus. He also currently captains the national football team of Portugal.
Let’s celebrate his birthday by taking a look at what makes Ronaldo a football superstar with his top ten goals.