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Cristiano Ronaldo is the Serie A’s fastest striker

Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Serie A
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Cristiano Ronaldo continues to defy the laws of physics at the age of 34 by registering the quickest time out of all the Serie A strikers this season.

Even at 34,  Ronaldo’s superhuman levels show no signs of diminishing at all in the Serie A. He’s frequently insisted that age is no factor for him, with his Juventus medical results last year backing him up.

It emerged that the Portuguese superstar’s physical state was comparable to a 20-year-old. He only had 7% body fat and a stunning 50% muscle mass, which is miles better than most players his own age.

He also topped the 2018 World Cup charts for being the fastest player with a top speed of 33.98km.

Recent injury problems, however, prompted some fears over Ronaldo’s physical state. Following a hamstring injury in March, he then skipped a few of Juventus’ pre-season fixtures due to slight fatigue to his left adductor.

But Ronaldo bounced back in time for the new season, and scored his first goal against Napoli last time out.

And now La Gazzetta dello Sport has announced that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has lost none of his speed.

In the first two Serie A games of the new campaign, Ronaldo clocked a top speed of 34.62km/h. It saw him edge out Torino’s Simone Zaza, who registered 34.56km/h, as the Italian league’s fastest striker.

He was also the only player aged 30+ to make in Gazzetta dello Sport’s top-five list below.

Meanwhile, the title for the overall fastest player belongs to Napoli centre-back Kostas Manolas. The 28-year-old Greek recorded 35.41km/h to beat Ronaldo to the honour.

Top-Five Fastest Serie A Players

Kostas Manolas (28 years old / Napoli) – 35.41km/h

Cristiano Ronaldo (34 years old / Juventus) – 34.62km/h

Simone Zaza – (28 years old / Torino) – 34.56km/h

Gianluca Mancini (23 years old / Roma) – 34.46km/h

Berat Djimsiti (26 years old / Atalanta) – 34.26km/h

LISBON, PORTUGAL – SEPTEMBER 02: Cristiano Ronaldo attends the Quinas de Ouro 2019 awards ceremony at Pavilhao Carlos Lopes on September 2, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)