90min Cristiano Ronaldo – A Decade of Unparalleled Success
It’s easy to forget when you look back at the illustrious career of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo that his career began almost two decades ago. Since 2003, when he joined Sporting Lisbon, he’s been a global phenomenon. His success on the pitch is unparalleled and his impact off the pitch has been equally impressive. Since joining Juventus in 2018, he’s been a driving force on and off the field.
Record Breaking Achievements
At the time of writing, Ronaldo has scored an astonishing 758 goals in 1,053 matches. That’s more than any other professional footballer has ever scored. He’s also the only player to have scored 100 goals for two different clubs – Manchester United and Real Madrid. And, of course, he’s a five time Ballon d’Or winner, having won the award four times in a row from 2016 to 2019.
The Charitable Side of Ronaldo
Ronaldo is well known for his philanthropic efforts, having donated large sums to charities around the world. In 2020, he donated $1.5 million to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic in his home country of Portugal, and he’s regularly donating to causes that help vulnerable children and adults in both Portugal and Africa.
A Role Model for the Future
As well as his achievements on the field and his charitable work, Ronaldo has also become an icon for the younger generation. He’s been a vocal advocate for education and has regularly spoken out about the importance of young people pursuing their dreams. He’s also an avid supporter of gender equality, having been vocal in his support of women’s football.
The Future of Ronaldo
As Ronaldo turns 37 this year, it’s fair to say that his best days are behind him. But that doesn’t mean that he won’t continue to have a huge impact on the world of football. He still has a few years left in him and he’s likely to continue to make a huge difference both on and off the field. He’s an inspiration to millions around the world and that’s something that won’t change anytime soon.