Some say that the Portuguese footballer is past his peak and that he is no longer in his prime. But this is far from the truth. There are plenty of signs that he has reached his prime, including a recent goal drought and a change in his body composition. Read on to find out whether or not the Portuguese superstar is past his prime. It’s a tough question to answer, but the answer is – probably – no.
Ronaldo’s peak was in 2013
While there is no disputing that Ronaldo’s best year in terms of goals was the 2013 season, his peak remains to be further down the road. The Portuguese international was able to score 69 league goals in that campaign, more than any other player in the world. He is also considered a free-kick specialist, with the highest number of free-kicks in the league. Although he doesn’t play as an out-and-out striker, his goal-scoring ability is still very good, and he will continue to set unbreakable records for his club and country.
During this time, Ronaldo also developed new skills such as aerial duels. He also worked on his dribbling and passing skills, which he had not displayed in his early years. This year was also a turning point for him, as he became the first Manchester United player to be unveiled in the club’s match against Newcastle United. Despite the uncertainty that surrounded the future of CR7, he is still one of the best players in the world.
The world’s most popular player during his peak was Ronaldo. He was the highest-paid sports endorser in history at that time and also established his own successful “CR7” brand. His immense marketability became the subject of a legal dispute in June 2017.
Ronaldo’s body began to change
The Portuguese footballer’s diet consists mainly of fish. He loves Lisbon’s traditional Bacalao a la Brasa dish, which is made of braised cod served with thinly sliced potatoes and scrambled eggs. He also enjoys chicken, which he claims has magic-like properties thanks to its high protein content. According to reports, the former Real Madrid player now eats around six smaller meals per day, ideally every two or four hours.
Although he continued to break records and play amazing football, he was still prone to injuries and his body began to change during his prime. Although his performance dwindled as he grew older, his body started to change, and he was forced to cut his pay and quit Manchester United. However, he still maintained his brilliance and was able to score two goals in a match against Germany in 2006.
According to some reports, the Portuguese footballer has started to get tattoos on his arms and legs. He is also trying to raise funds for the tsunami-hit Aceh area. In a recent charity match for Madeira, Ronaldo donated $100,000 to the disaster relief effort. And he was even in the news – People’s Daily and Reuters reported the news. However, many people believe that he may not be able to play as well as he once did due to his body changes.
Ronaldo’s passing ability
While his passing ability is still excellent, it has deteriorated dramatically over the past two seasons. Although he is still a great header, he takes fewer shots overall. And despite a slight drop in passing efficiency, his final ball percentage has increased from last season. In addition, defenders have been unable to keep him from getting good shots with his feet. He still takes 51% of shots from inside the box.
Many people praised Ronaldo’s running style and his ability to beat opponents one-on-one. While he had played more centrally during his youth years, he was almost exclusively used wide during his first team career. But a winger needs space and time to find himself and make a pass. Ronaldo had both speed and vision in his prime. He was able to combine these characteristics to score some spectacular goals.
The number of free-kicks he scores per season is also a good indicator of his passing ability. In his prime, he averaged more than 100. But as he shifted to more central roles, he has been less effective. His success rate in dribbling has been slowed. While he once averaged more than 100 dribbles per season, that has dropped to just 50.
Ronaldo’s goal drought
Cristiano Ronaldo has ended his goal drought in the 51st minute of Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Brighton. Manchester United had struggled to break down Brighton for the opening 50 minutes, but Ronaldo stepped up and scored after Scott McTominay picked up a pass from Yves Bissouma. The striker looked confident as he evaded a Brighton challenge outside the box.
Before joining Real Madrid, Ronaldo had gone 546 minutes without scoring a Premier League goal. The strike ended his goal drought, which lasted 11 and half years. Ronaldo had played for Manchester United for eight years before he moved to the Spanish giants. His last goal came against Burnley in December, and he has not scored in his last seven Premier League games. However, he has not been left out of the team.
The Portuguese superstar is still at the top of his game, but his long goal drought is beginning to weigh on his confidence. With no goals in his last six games, he is suffering from severe injury problems. He has played just six games in a row and has missed several key penalties. This spell of inconsistency has put pressure on the team and his reputation as a top player. In response to the mounting pressure, the Portuguese star has gone on strike.
Manchester United’s striker was in no mood to celebrate after the result. The team’s relegation is a bitter pill to swallow for the Portuguese team. After a year without a single goal, Ronaldo is now in a position where a goal is his best option. Nevertheless, the goal drought has become a distraction and a huge issue for the Portuguese side. So, how does one make a decision? Here are some things to think about.
Ronaldo’s purple patch
In the Champions League last season, Cristiano Ronaldo’s “purple patch” was the key to Juventus’ success, and the Portugal international scored the crucial equaliser in the ensuing game. However, despite his crucial contribution during the knockout stages of that competition, the Atletico Madrid defender claims he hasn’t played well enough for the rest of the season. If this is true, the Portuguese superstar should be deprived of his Ballon d’Or nomination, says the Atletico Madrid defender.
In 2014/15, the Portuguese superstar was in rehab and was shedding weight. He also became leaner and played as a de facto centre-forward. At this point, Ronaldo was quick enough to beat most central defenders and too strong for most full-backs. In fact, he attempted 3.62 dribbles in 2014-15, but only succeeded in converting on a third of those attempts.
Real Madrid have won their first La Liga match since Cristiano’s arrival at the club last summer. They are now unbeaten in five games and are now joint top of the table. Ronaldo has played the first half of the draw with Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup. Earlier, the Portuguese international was unable to make any impact in the Premier League 2022 and was labelled “out of form”.
Ronaldo’s return to Serie A shows he’s still in his prime
If you have been following the news regarding the possible Real Madrid transfer, then you have no doubt guessed that Cristiano is on his way back to Serie A. Juventus reached out to Ronaldo when the link between the two sides appeared and he didn’t seem to want to leave. However, Mendes has said that the club’s interest in the forward was dependent on the situation with Mbappe. The club checked in with Massimiliano Allegri, the coach of Juve, but the move was ultimately made.
While he’s 36 years old, many still think that he’s past his prime. Despite his impressive Serie A form last season, he hasn’t featured in the Premier League for over a decade. If he wins the Champions League this summer, he’ll have to adjust to the pace of English football. And that won’t be easy.
Juventus fans have been waiting for his return. The Portuguese international scored four goals in the first game since his injury. He became the fastest player to 100 goals in Juventus’ history. He won the Coppa Italia in 2021 and he is on his way to becoming the first player to win the Serie A, Premier League and La Liga as a top scorer. But Ronaldo has been doubtful since he was left on the bench in Juventus’ Serie A opener.