Cristiano Ronaldo turns 40 today, but the Juventus and Portugal superstar insists he can continue to play until he is 40 easily.
Cristiano Ronaldo turned 35 today. There are few professional footballers at such a ripe old age, never mind playing at the very pinnacle of world football.
Ronaldo is rediscovering some of the best form of his life at 35. While most of those who are still playing at that age are desperately hanging on.
It seems that with every performance, comes another record or another milestone.
So the question is when is he ever going to stop, surely at the 35 the end is nigh?
However, it appears from an interview he conducted with Marca unless something drastically changes he plans to continue for a little while yet.
“Much will depend on what I feel, on my motivation.
“Physically it will never be a problem.
“I am treating myself well and I think can play safely for up to 40 years.
“The most important factor, honestly, will be more psychological – that will be the one that makes the difference.
“In any case, everything has a beginning and an end. I won’t last a lifetime but I still feel strong enough to continue winning.
“I will stop if I have no incentives.”
In typical fashion, he wished himself a happy birthday on Instagram.
By posting a video of him working out on the football field with his Juventus teammates.