Fans celebrate Juventus Star Cristiano Ronaldo, as he turns 36
NEWSMAN – Portuguese football legend, Cristiano Ronaldo turns 36 today as he continues to grace the world with his brilliance.
Ronaldo, officially the top goal-scorer in the history of football, and one of the most followed celebrities on social media, received wishes from all around the world, with fans praising his incredible achievements for both club and country in his long career.
Apart from winning five Champions League with two different clubs — Real Madrid (4) and Manchester United (1), Ronaldo has also won two major trophies — Euros and UEFA Nations League — with his country Portugal and has scored 102 international goals so far.
He is currently second in the list of most international goals and needs only eight more goals to surpass former Iran player Ali Daei, who currently holds the world record with 109 goal to his name.
The ‘GOAT’ as he is often referred to, started his career in his native Portugal with Sporting and, at the age of 16, made his debut in the first-team.
It didn’t take long for him to start attracting some of the biggest clubs in Europe with his performance, Givemesport reported.
Also, following a friendly against Manchester United in 2003, Sir Alex Ferguson demanded his club sign him at the age of 18. It proved to be the best £12.24 million the club ever spent.