Football Legends: Take a bow Cristiano Ronaldo
Comes loaded bags of skill, a trademark free kick that has travels up to 80mph and sprint speed which clocks 100 metres in around 11 seconds.
His silky skills and pace caught the attention of Alex Ferguson, who signed him for £12.24 million back in 2003 and soon became a big hit. Between 2003–2009 in 196 appearances he scored 84 times for manchester united
It was no surprise in 2009 Madrid came knocking on he door and offered a massive £80 million transfer deal and so far its money well spent. Since 2009 and this is an extraordinary stat Cristiano has scored 112 goals in 101 appearances.
Some more stats he holds including most goals scored in a season , most goals scored in a season in La Liga, most goals scored per minute in La Liga, first top European league player to reach 40 goals in a single season in two consecutive years.
He also scored the fastest 100 goals in La Liga history, 101 goals in 92 games around 1.1 goals a game.
Put is this way, it took Raúl 216 games, Eto’o 207 games and the great Brazilian Ronaldo 134 games to accomplish the same.
Ronaldo was the first player to win all four main PFA and FWA awards, doing so in 2007. In 2008, Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or. He placed second in the Ballon d’Or in 2007, 2009, and 2011.In 2008, he won three of the four main PFA and FWA trophies and was named the FIFPro Player of the Year and the FIFA World Player of the Year.
What makes him the most complete footballer of all time? So he runs a lot, and shoots a lot and scores a lot, but so do a number of players. The difference is his excellence across a wide variety of attributes.
Most people will agree Messi is numero uno in the world today, and even possibly of all time, maybe next season he might take the glory?