At the age of 35, many players have retired or retired in the lower league, but Cristiano Ronaldo is still going to conquer big goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo has just helped Juventus win the 9th Serie A title in a row. This is Ronaldo’s 32nd trophy in his career and the third championship with Juventus.
It is worth mentioning that the Portuguese striker is 35 years old, but he is still the leader pulling Juventus to the championship. Ronaldo is directly involved in 48% of the home team’s goals, including 31 goals and 5 assists.
As such, CR7 still maintains a performance of 1 goal per game in a tournament in the Top 5 of European Championships. It is even more telling when Ronaldo is doing this at the age where many other legends have retired or retired in small teams, or transferred to another job.
At the age of 35, Maradona returned to his hometown to wear the childhood club Boca Juniors. At this time, the “Golden Boy” only plays the spiritual role of the team, not much professional contribution.
Like Maradona, Johan Cruyff also has the option to return to his beloved Ajax team to grow up. Similarly, Ronaldinho returned to his hometown to wear a Fluminense shirt.
Meanwhile, many famous players choose to finish their career in the US such as Pele, George Best, Eusebio, Thierry Henry or Ricardo Kaka. Two Barca legends choose Asia, Iniesta seeks new challenges in Japan in Vissel Kobe, while Xavi joins Qatar Al-Sadd.
But also at the age of 35, many players have announced retirement. Ronaldo “fat” hung shoes after the end of his last adventure at Corinthians, and Zinedine Zidane retired after a 2006 World Cup defeat.
Some other football legends turned to coaching at the age of 35, like Michel Platini and Frank Rijkaard. More specifically, Ruud Gullit is even a player and coach at Chelsea. MU legend Eric Cantona completely changed to a new role when trying to become an actor.
Speaking of his peak performance at the age of 35, Italian and Serie A players deserve to be ranked first. At this age, divine horse tail Roberto Baggio can still help newly promoted Brescia to win tickets to the European Cup.
Francesco Totti also plays a pivotal role in Roma, while Alessandro Del Piero, Gianluigi Buffon or Andrea Pirlo still play top in the Juventus shirt. Now, Buffon is still a partner of Ronaldo when he turns 42.
Even some players have achieved great success at the age of 35 such as Ronaldo. In particular, Paolo Maldini won the Champions League with Milan, Javier Zanetti won Serie A with Inter Milan or Zlatan Ibrahimovic brought 2 Europa League and League Cup titles to MU in the first season.