Cristiano Ronaldo Has The Body Of A 23-Year-Old And 'Will Play Into His 40's'

Just a month after Real Madrid's coaching staff performed a series of tests on Cristiano Ronaldo's body that later indicated that he has the physical condition of a 23-year old, the man himself has recently claimed that he will carry on playing for another eight years.

It was revealed that the 33-year-old has the fat content of 7%. If you compare this to other footballers, the average is around 10 or 11%, according to a report from Spanish publication AS.

Ronaldo also has a muscle mass of 50%, and again, if you compare it again to other professionals, the usual figure doesn't exceed 46%.

Image: Cristiano Ronaldo/Instagram
Image: Cristiano Ronaldo/Instagram

In an interview with Spanish television programme El Chiringuito, Ronaldo confirmed that he has the biological age of a 23-year-old.

He then went on to claim that he will play until he is 41, which doesn't surprise me considering his record of late. The former Manchester United winger just isn't showing signs of slowing down, even if people did doubt him at the start of the season.

"I've still got a long time left, I can keep playing until I'm 41," he said. I'm feeling good, happy, I can't complain. We are playing another final on Saturday and the fans are behind Cristiano."

Although he isn't as quick as he used to be, the five-time Balon d'Or winner still has pace to burn. According to Spanish newspaper AS back in 2017, the maximum speed that Cristiano recorded was of 33.25 km/hour.

If you compare that to Manchester City's Leroy Sane, the German winger became the Premier League's fastest when he was recorded running at 35.48 km/hour.

Not only is the German the fastest in the league this term, edging out Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt, he is also the quickest player since records began.

Here are the two lists in full, with some very surprising inclusions:

Ronaldo again proved his unbelievable physical presence during Real Madrid's win against Juventus in the Champions League, jumping over 2.3m to score one of the greatest Champions League goals of all time.

He even practiced his overhead kick goal a day before during Real Madrid training, so it definitely wasn't a fluke.

Can Ronaldo carry on playing at the highest level when he's 40-years-old?

Let us know in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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