We’ve all heard about Cristiano Ronaldo’s record-breaking career, His religious approach to the game, and His desire to continue playing. But why does this soccer superstar continue to play at 33? This article explores Ronaldo’s motivation and how His motivation to keep playing continues to inspire others. If you’re wondering if you should follow his lead, read on to discover what makes Cristiano Ronaldo tick.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s record-breaking career
This season has been a difficult one for Manchester United, but Cristiano Ronaldo has been their best player. In all competitions this season, Ronaldo has scored 24 goals, including 18 in the Premier League. Six of those goals have come in two games. He has also scored two hat-tricks and once scored three goals in a single game, both of which came against Spurs. However, Ronaldo has not yet equalled his previous record as the oldest player in the Premier League.
A record-breaking career for Ronaldo has brought him many accolades and is just the tip of the iceberg. The Portuguese has broken a number of records, both for his country and club. In 2002/03, he made his Champions League debut with Sporting. He has played every season since then, and has scored in the competition fifteen times. However, his best Champions League performance came in a 5-0 win over Russia in a World Cup qualifier in October 2004.
Despite being the most prolific player of all time, his ruthless efficiency in front of goal has helped cement his status as one of the world’s best. He has set numerous record-breaking goals for Real Madrid and Portugal, and is considered one of the best ever. His hat trick against Tottenham on Wednesday set a new standard for personal excellence. But what makes Cristiano Ronaldo so special?
In a career spanning a decade, Cristiano Ronaldo has won a World Cup and a UEFA European Championship. In a single season, he won the UEFA European Championship against France and won the UEFA Nations League. In the same season, he was named the top scorer at Euro 2021. Likewise, he won a UEFA Nations League title with his Italian club, Juventus.
Juventus’ 2-0 win over Roma has added a second record for the Portuguese international. His 806th career goal equalled the previous record of Josef Bican (805) – who played for the Czech Republic and Porto in 2008, in which he scored the opening goal. Despite being in a hat-trick-less season, the’superhuman’ also managed to score his 59th career goal, his second in the English Premier League.
His religious approach to football
It seems that Cristiano Ronaldo takes his football very seriously, as evidenced by his tattoos and charitable efforts. According to People’s Daily, he has been raising money for the tsunami victims in Aceh, Indonesia, and has also made a donation to the tsunami relief fund. In addition to this, he has played in charity matches, including one for the people of Madeira. And, as his charitable efforts are widely reported, he is also raising funds for earthquake victims in Haiti.
While it is true that Ronaldo has a strict religious approach to football, it’s also true that his father was a Christian, and the latter was an avid blood donor. His father had liver disease when he was young, and he’s said he has never touched alcohol. Ronaldo’s religious approach to football may have something to do with the fact that he was raised strictly religiously.
While many people have questioned whether Cristiano Ronaldo is a Muslim, he has not converted to the faith. He has donated to the Palestinians and Syrian children, and is close to Muslim players. Interestingly, there are some notable Muslim football players, including the Brazilian and Manchester United. So what can this have to do with Cristiano Ronaldo’s religious approach to football? The answer depends on your point of view, but you may be able to figure it out for yourself.
In addition to the Brazilian, other notable footballers include Messi, Hernandez and Real Madrid’s Kaka. All three have shown signs of faith and prayer on the field, often thanking God for a good game. And both faith and football can help you develop your talents and achieve more than just material success. This may sound like an extreme example, but it’s not as far-fetched as it seems.
His desire to continue playing
The desire to continue playing is clear, and it comes as no surprise. Cristiano Ronaldo is 33 years old, and it feels like it. But he wants to play for as long as possible – ideally until he is 42. After all, he is still in the prime of his career. Nevertheless, the question remains whether he is ready to hang up his boots anytime soon.
A report published on Monday reveals that the Portuguese Football Federation has asked the former Real Madrid star whether he would want to play on at least one more year. The publication notes that the Portugal midfielder is ‘close’ to his wife Jasmine. Although there is some concern over this, it is not a cause for alarm. The ‘close friend’ of Cristiano Ronaldo is clearly not interested in being left out of the sport he loves.
While some doubts about the age of a player’s career are unfounded, it is important to note that the players’ bodies change over the years. In fact, most professional footballers change their style of play as they get older. However, goalkeepers and world-class superstars rarely play into their mid-30s. In other words, it’s a question of a player’s motivation.
As the ‘best player in the world’, Ronaldo’s desire to continue playing has sparked speculation over whether he will continue playing at Manchester United in the summer. In fact, Manchester United haven’t done anything to secure a top transfer target in the last few months. As a result, United will be forced to come up with creative solutions to fill Ronaldo’s void as a centre forward.
Although the ‘Age of the Player’ may be a factor, many young players don’t listen to their teammate’s feedback. Indeed, many players don’t listen to feedback and are unwilling to take it seriously. But in the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, a top-three finish would be enough. This is a message that must be spread to the entire football world.
His record-breaking stats
The Portuguese superstar is a legendary figure in the world of football. The age of 33 might have put off some fans, but Ronaldo’s stats still make him worth following. The Portugal captain is a goal-scorer extraordinaire, with 111 international goals to his name. That makes him the all-time top scorer of the UEFA Champions League. At this age, he would still need to play at least three more years to surpass Lionel Messi’s 111 international goals.
The Portuguese legend is still playing at the top of his game. He is nearly 37 years old, but he still plays three times a week for Manchester United. At Juventus, Ronaldo set several record after record and achieved legendary status. The top scorer at Manchester United is one of the reasons the team is in the Champions League. The Portuguese superstar was a lowly ranked kid from Portugal before he turned himself into gold.
Even though his playing time for Real Madrid has decreased over the years, his record-breaking stats still make him play. While he has played slightly fewer games since he was 27, he has already lifted his goals-per-game ratio to 58. He has also collected a record eight trophies, including the European Cup. And he has a personal museum on the island of Madeira.
If you want to know who is older, look no further than the forwards of Barca and Juventus. The two have been sharing the stage for the past 15 years, and even played on opposite sides in the Spanish Clasico. Their rivalry dates back a decade, and is still going strong. As they enter their final years of professional soccer, the question is: Who is older? And who is better?
Ronaldo is older than Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo is older than Lionel Messi by 869 days. The two players were born on February 5, 1985, and June 17, 1987, respectively. Ronaldo is 869 days older than his teammate and his first son is only one day younger. The age difference between Ronaldo and Messi is important because it influences the playing style of both players. In a game where age matters, the younger player has a huge advantage, as long as he keeps his cool.
Despite being two years older than Messi, Ronaldo continues to dominate in the game. The Portuguese forward is just two years older than the German-born Ronaldo, and he has the upper hand in goal-scoring. While Messi has been a better defensive player throughout his career, Ronaldo is an excellent playmaker. Both players have won the World Cup and the Champions League. Both players are in their late 30s and entering their final years.
Cristiano Ronaldo began his adult career with Sporting CP, before transferring to Manchester United. He has been captain of the Portugal national team since 2003, and he has played in 102 games for Real Madrid. Messi started playing for FC Barcelona’s junior teams in 2000, and his first senior team appearance came on November 29, 2003. He then played for FC Barcelona’s B team until March 2004, and then started playing for the main team. He has also represented Argentina in the World Cup since 2015.
While Ronaldo is the greatest goalscorer in football history, Messi has more trophies to his name. Ronaldo has 725 career goals, but the young Argentine needs 48 more to tie his record. Messi has 264 career assists and 73 goals in LaLiga. With the ability to score in every game, Messi will be a top player for years to come. If Messi can keep this up, he will surpass the record of Pele.
Messi has a better goalscoring ratio
While Ronaldo dominated the Champions League record books, Messi holds many of the same records in the domestic game. He is the all-time leading scorer with 118 goals, while Messi has scored 81 goals in 148 games. Both players have also played a lot of international football, and Messi played more games for Argentina at U20 and U23 levels than Ronaldo did.
During their peak seasons, Messi and Ronaldo scored an average of over a goal every 85 minutes in all competitions. Since then, they’ve been pretty much identical in terms of goals scored. Messi averages 0.79 goals per game and Ronaldo scores 0.73 goals per game, meaning that he has scored more goals. Ronaldo has twice the fouls, while Messi is just above average in decision-making.
In comparison, Ronaldo has won four World Cups and three Copa Americas. Messi has won the Olympic gold medal. The two players have won the Puskas award, but Messi has yet to win it. However, he has seven nominations. While Messi has not won the Golden Ball, he has been a worthy contender for both awards. But both players deserve it – especially Messi, who has yet to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or.
Cristiano’s age makes him more likely to close the gap after he retires, but the two are only two years apart. At this rate, the younger Messi is unlikely to catch Ronaldo before calling time on his career. The first Ballon d’Or was won by Sir Stanley Matthews, 41 years ago. The same applies to the current generation. It is hard to pinpoint exactly what makes Ronaldo a better player, but Messi is still a better player in many ways.
Ronaldo is a better dribbler
There is a big debate between Ronaldo and Messi regarding the superiority of dribbling. Ronaldo is ranked third in dribbling efficiency in Serie A, behind Messi and Rodrigo De Paul. However, it is difficult to argue with the results if both players are equally effective in possession of the ball. Both players can score goals with their dribbles.
Although both players can score, there are certain attributes that separate Messi and Ronaldo. Messi is a better dribbler, but Ronaldo is faster and can beat defenders with incredible speed. Although Messi is a better dribbler, he crumbles under pressure and is unable to keep up with Ronaldo. The latter is also an incredible threat on corners and crosses, while Messi is not as good with aerial balls in the box.
Messi is a more versatile player, but Ronaldo’s dribbling ability allows him to play more creatively. Ronaldo was the first player to score the winning goal in the World Cup, but his name was derived from that of former US President Ronald Reagan. In the 2006 World Cup, Ronaldo was not at his best. His debut for Argentina was a disaster, as he was sent off against Hungary. But his incredible talent and unmatched technique have made him one of the greatest players in the history of football.
A great dribbler will have good vision. They look up at the action and anticipate where they should be centering themselves and squatting to catch the defender with their legs spread. And a great dribbler will be able to do this in one of two ways. This is the key to creating space for the ball. So, let’s look at two ways to improve your dribbling skills and get ahead of the competition.
Ronaldo has a varied trophy cabinet
Cristiano Ronaldo has an impressive trophy cabinet. The Portuguese international has won seven league titles, two FA Cups, a Spanish Cup, a Community Shield, a Club World Cup and two Supercoppas with different clubs. Cristiano has also won two Champions Leagues and a Spanish Cup. The list goes on. With his record-breaking performances, Cristiano has been considered the greatest player of all time.
With hundreds of major titles, Cristiano Ronaldo’s trophy cabinet is far more impressive than the one of his rival, Lionel Messi. His trophy cabinet is full of individual awards, too, including the World Cup and the Golden Ball. Cristiano has won more major titles than Messi or any other player in history. He is also the oldest player to win a European Championship. Nevertheless, Ronaldo is still a top player despite his age.
His impressive record on the international stage has earned him a place in Ronaldo’s trophy cabinet. Ronaldo has scored 86 goals in 162 games for Argentina. He also has won the Portuguese Super Cup at the age of 17 for Sporting. He is one of the most prolific finishers in the world, and he’s also the top scorer of all time. Cristiano Ronaldo has a varied trophy cabinet, as he’s accumulated a total of 674 goals for four different clubs.
The prestigious awards Cristiano has won include FIFA World Player of the Year, Premier League Golden Boot, and La Liga Best Player. He’s also won the prestigious Capocannoniere. At the domestic level, he’s won domestic player of the year awards with Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Juventus. In the world of football, Ronaldo has also been named the top scorer in 16 different competitions at club level, including the Champions League. He’s also a five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Messi has a better passing ability
Both Messi and Ronaldo have amazing passing skills, but which one is better? It’s often hard to tell which player is better at the finer points of the game, but the two can easily be compared. During the 15/16 season, Messi moved deeper and further, which increased his precision and ability to create chances. His 78 chances last season alone surpassed Ronaldo’s 71.
In terms of throughball statistics, Messi has an advantage, with a greater number of successful passes than Ronaldo. Although he played 31 more Champions League games, Messi has 79 more successful throughballs than Ronaldo. In terms of overall assist stats, Messi is a clear winner. Messi also makes more key passes than Ronaldo, which is a great indication of his ability to pass.
Although Messi is taller than Ronaldo, he is not physically as strong as the Portuguese. His lack of height threatened to push him out of the spotlight as a player. However, his size deceives him – he can pack a punch with his shots! On the other hand, Ronaldo is the ideal physical footballer. He stands at six feet two inches and has a flawless physique.
Another important metric for comparing the two is assists. Ronaldo has more assists than Messi, but the difference in goal total isn’t as large. Ronaldo has more shots and more assists than Messi, but his chances to score are more limited. Messi has a 31% higher pass completion rate. But, despite his great shooting ability, he still has a higher assist total than Ronaldo.