We all know Cristiano Ronaldo who was surely born to play football.
We have seen some unnatural, nail-biting, and unbelievable performances by the Portuguese player in the past years and wish to watch them in the future too.
Other than his football skills, Ronaldo is also known for his great body fitness and athletics but do you know Ronaldo was not the same Ronaldo a decade ago.
When you look at Ronaldo in his starting face, when he debuted for Manchester United, it was a skinny boy who was made to play the game.
It has surely taken Ronaldo a very tough and regular training to get that machine-like body.
In this article, we will be looking through the body transformation of Ronaldo from his debut for Manchester United to his debut for Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo Childhood photos
Career start with Manchester United
Ronaldo was signed to play for Manchester United, one of the biggest contenders of the trophy at that time.
When he joined the team, he was an 18 years old skinny boy who had showcased some unbelievable action before. In an interview,
Ryan Gigs, who was a crucial member of the campaign, admitted that Ronaldo loved trickery too much, and sometimes, he would have been kicked by his team members for this.
According to Ryan, Ronaldo used to do too many unnecessary skills on the pitch but was not giving the results that the team had expected from him.
The biggest turning point
The biggest turning point of his career was the summer of 2006 when Ronaldo played for his national team Portugal and Ronaldo had a great and career-boosting season that time.
In the world cup, it was like a new birth to the goal machine “Cristiano Ronaldo” and the rest is history.
When Ronaldo returned to the Manchester United campaign after the 2006-07 world cups, he was like a “middleweight boxer” with an appetite to be the best in the business and a fire in his belly.
From then, he never looked back. In the 2006-07 world cups, Ronaldo scored a total number of 9 goals and made six assists in 33 games.
These numbers say all in themselves about the quality and capability of a player.
Ronaldo’s second title-win with Manchester United
In the 2007-08 seasons, Ronaldo enjoyed one of his most successful seasons with Manchester United as he was a crucial part in the team lifting the winner title.
Ronaldo scored 42 stunning goals in 49 appearances and also won the 2008 Ballon d’Or award that year.
It was the first champions League victory for the Portuguese rising star and it surely gave Ronaldo a boosting inspiration to get many more like that.
Ronaldo’s last season with Manchester United
Ronaldo played his last season for Manchester United in the 2008-09 season as he was able to win his third successive league title with the team.
Manchester United also finished as the runners up in the Champions League.
The season was quite appreciable for the legend in progress.
Ronaldo scored a total of 26 goals in the league in 53 matches and got a lot of admirers from everyone for his skills and talent.
Ronaldo’s career start with Real Madrid
In the 2009-10 season, it was time for Ronaldo to start a legendary career with the Spanish giants Real Madrid.
By that time, Ronaldo had already worked on his body a lot and had got a muscular and athletic body that ultimately helped him to have a wonderful debut season.
Out of his 35 appearances, Ronaldo scored a fair number of 33 goals for his team but was not able to win any significant trophy for the side.
The hard work paid off
In the 2010-11 season, it was Ronaldo’s start towards a great career with the Real Madrid side.
Ronaldo scored a total of 53 goals in his 54 appearances that surely helped the Spanish Giants to win the Copa del Rey title by defeating their heat-rivals FC Barcelona.
In the next season in 2011-12, Ronaldo enjoyed the most successful season of his career with scoring a total of 60 goals combining the league championship(44 goals) and other matches(16 goals).
Ronaldo’s excellent performance helped Real Madrid to lift their league title in 4 years.
We also noticed the veneer work on Ronaldo’s teeth that gave him an amusing smile.
The rise of a legend
Ronaldo was at the peak of his form with scoring an amazing number of 55 goals in 55 his 55 appearances with Real Madrid.
Ronaldo’s second Ballon d’Or award came in 2013.
We watched Ronaldo doing a number of experiments with his hairstyle as he would change it quite often.
In the very next season in 2013-14, Ronaldo again showcased the amazing display of his inhuman skills and talent scoring 51 massive goals in just 47 appearances.
His record performance helped Real Madrid to win the UEFA championship.
Ronaldo also won the Ballon d’Or title that year, his second consecutive and third overall
Cristiano Ronaldo, the greatest of all time?
After winning the UEFA championship with Real Madrid in the 2013-14 season, Ronaldo turned out to be one of the greatest players football ever had.
Ronaldo scored 61 goals in his 54 appearances which were his career-best performance.
Though Madrid did not come out the champions, the Portuguese star made a clear statement that he had what it takes to be the G.O.A.T.
Ronaldo also had a significant body transformation that year as there was no sign of fat on his body when the icon was to turn 30.
He was still probably the fittest guy in the business with dynamic athleticism.
Ronaldo surpassing other legends
Between 2016-2018, Ronaldo surpassed many legends breaking their records that once seemed to be unbreakable.
Ronaldo became the top goal scorer in the history of the Spanish league after surpassing Raul.
He also won his 4th Ballon d’Or title in 2016.
Ronaldo won the Spanish league as well as the Champions League with Real Madrid in the 2016-17 season with scoring 42 goals.
Ronaldo scored his 500th club goal that season and won his 5th Ballon d’Or title to equal the iconic Leo Messi’s record.
Ronaldo played his last season for Real Madrid in the 2017-18 season and played a vital role in the team winning the championship League title for the third consecutive time which is a record.
Ronaldo’s start with Juventus
Ronaldo joined the Juventus squad in 2019 and is currently playing with them and has performed great as he always did.
We wish Ronaldo to have a great and enjoyable career with the Juventus side as he enjoyed playing for Real Madrid.
Despite being 36 years old, Ronaldo possesses one of the fittest bodies in the industry and is a fitness icon for his fans all around the world.
He has got everything to be the best in the business, speed, stamina, power, skills, and the most important; the appetite to be the best.