Did you ever realize how a football player like Cristiano Ronaldo became the “player of the century”? Here you will see some interesting facts about him…
Almost every fan knows that the great Ronaldo started his football career by joining Clube Desportivo Nacional in the island of Madeira and then transferred to Sporting Clube de Portugal at a young age. It was after that in 2003 that he signed with the English power house club Manchester United. What happened next is history as he soon became one of the legends of football. Read on to know some interesting facts about the player…
- Jumps like a cheetah – Several studies on Ronaldo’s speed and physical strength, and jumping ability have proved that when he jumps he can do a record of 5 G-force. This is the same as that of a cheetah!
- Ronaldo’s inspiration – Many young children consider Ronaldo to be their inspiration but did you know that when he was a kid, his favorite soccer player was Luis Figo, who was considered to be the greatest Portuguese footballer ever. Co-incidentally now Ronaldo himself has matched up to his inspiration and gotten the same title.
- Truckloads of trophies – It is known to all that Ronaldo has won 31 senior trophies in his career till now and also received 17 titles from friendly competitions so far. In fact, the striker has won over 300 trophies and medals with some of them dating back to his childhood!
- Oodles of money – According to Forbes, Ronaldo has become the first footballer in the world, as to earn over one billion dollars. The study also mentions that he is the third athlete to do so while still being active in his career.
- Majestic scorecard – Did you know that Ronaldo has scored a record 767 senior career goals and provided 225 assists for his club and country? Well, that is quite the impressive scorecard, right?
- As speedy as a rocket launcher – It will be fascinating for you to know that Ronaldo’s free kick speed is around 130 kilometers an hour which studies say is more than four times of Apollo 11 rocket’s launching speed, which was 7.3 meter per second. How brilliant is that!
- Number 7 – When the striker joined Manchester United, Alex Ferguson insisted that he chose the number seven jersey which has had names such as George Best, and David Beckham attached to it.