“In the NBA we have a guy that actually is called The Terminator. I don’t think there is any soccer player called The Terminator. So why don’t you start one. Ronaldo? Yeah, but you have to call him that, so then everyone will pick it up and call him The Terminator,” Arnold Schwarzenegger said to BBC as quoted by Dailystar.
The 35-year-old Cristiano had reached another landmark in his illustrious career when he became just the sixth player to notch up 700 career goals for club and country, thereby joining an elite list and is sure to break the legendary Pele’s record of 767 goals going forward.
If you ask what is Cristiano Ronaldo greatest achievements?. There will be a lot to explain about his achievements. To make it short, He has scored 725 senior career goals and provided 220 assists for club and country. Moreover, he is also the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes. Collectively, Ronaldo has won 31 trophies in his career, including six league titles, five European Cups and one European Championship.
Cristiano Ronaldo is 35 today,and he is only getting started
There aren’t many football legends who played at Cristiano Ronaldo’s level when they were also 35 years old. In fact, we dare say there is no other player in history who can perform as he can. We have no doubt in our mind that the Juventus star is only getting started with a new prolific chapter of his career. He just reached 50 goals with Juventus after only one and a half seasons.Cristiano already lived an impressive career in all the clubs he played for, we wouldn’t dare to pick our favorite. Also, we have to acknowledge his resilience to remain competitive against the likes of Lionel Messi. No other player in history would’ve been capable of staying at the top of his game against the Argentine.Both players are without question, the best footballers who ever lived. We doubt there will be more players who can reach that insane level, but we always hope to find another one who can reach those two. We hope Ronaldo can get his deserved rest and perhaps a celebration before Juventus’ next commitment.
Dangerous striker. Award collector. Insatiable goalscorer. Age-defying player. All these terms can apply when describing Cristiano Ronaldo, who officially reaches his 1000th match. The Portuguese has become a compulsory subject of study in the illustrious encyclopedia of goals. In Lisbon, in Manchester, in Madrid, and in Turin. And apparently, anywhere else he wishes to set his sights on, in any galaxy he sets out to explore.
His admirable statistics are the reward for genetics worthy of study, an enviable disposition to triumph. A career of a whopping 29 titles spanned across 10000 games, but still, Cristiano is always thinking of those to come. That’s his secret on the field, to play for the next record as if the previous ones had never existed.
Messi or Ronaldo?
It is a debate that has dominated the football scene for the past decade or so. Of course, when two players consistently play at the level they do, the comparisons that were going to be drawn were inevitable. Their meteoric rise has also seen the redefinition of the term ‘world-class’.
The two have been compared ever since Messi burst onto the scene during the 2007/08 season with Barcelona, with Ronaldo lighting up the Premier League with Manchester United at that point in time. Invariably, both players have won a significant amount of trophies with their respective clubs as well as a plethora of individual honours, most notably passing the Ballon d’Or award amongst themselves since 2008.
We have been truly blessed to be living in a time where we get to watch two players rewrite history as we know it.
When you think of either of the two, you realise there probably aren’t enough adjectives in the English language capable of doing justice to the feats they have managed to achieve. If asked to describe them, you’d probably throw around words such as phenomenal, extraordinary, exceptional, out of this world, mesmerising, silky, skillful, and unparalleled and a whole lot more and well, you’d be absolutely right.
By virtue of their unique skillset, you can argue that Ronaldo made it because of his athleticism, power and sheer determination to succeed, whereas Messi is the more naturally gifted one, but yet someone who had to hone his craft to perfection to reach the level he is at currently. But neither achievement can be depreciated.
We as a people have become desensitised to records being broken. It’s easy to forget that there was a time when it stood for decades and the fact that is has become so commonplace now speaks volumes of their quality and doggedness.
When their time does come to an end, the entire world will quite possibly reminisce of them as having been the greatest of all time.
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