Cristiano Ronaldo shows no signs of slowing down

Cristiano Ronaldo maybe heading towards his mid-30s but his eye for goal appears as sharp as ever and he continues to be crucial for Real Madrid in attack.

It is now two years, six months and 26 days since the Portuguese hit 30 but little has changed in his performances for the club and in those 938 days he continues to offer phenomenal statistics.

On a team level he has won during this period two Champions Leagues, two European Super Cups, a Club World Cup, a LaLiga trophy and a Supercopa de Espana, which is a total of seven titles against the 18 he had won before he was 30 from when he started out with Sporting Lisbon in 2002.

But on a personal level his record is even more eye catching and certainly no reason to worry that he may be coming to the end of his career. Indeed, Ronaldo himself said when he renewed his contract in November, 2016, that he wanted to play on until he was 41.

Since his 30th birthday on February 5th, 2015, Ronaldo has played 119 matches which is the same number of goals that he has scored which was a level he was unable to achieve in his 20s. During this time he has also reached the 100 goals landmark in the Champions League and now has 106 to his name, that puts him as the highest scorer and helped him to win three European Player of the Year Awards and a FIFA best player gong.

Without  limits

It is now five months before Ronaldo will be 33 and the future appears rosy and he is line for more personal awards from UEFA and FIFA.

For coach Zinedine Zidane he is the leader of the team and the only forward that has a guaranteed place in the key matches so we will look forward to him playing for a further eight years until he reaches 41.

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