It's almost impossible to pen down and describe Cristiano Ronaldo. Writers wrote about him, followers singed his praises and some talked about his antics yet every damn time Cristiano changes the dynamic of his incredible journey. The transformation of the poor skinny little boy who got nothing for free his life to an incredible hero is sending waves throughout worlds and will leave eternal footprints of the path he chose in the future.
To give the naysayers a hint, Cristiano's demise was written in bold words and was heard in every corners of his kingdom two years ago. Almost every athlete in the world of professional sport shares the same fate when their bodies no longer perform the way they once did, they simply cannot account for the inevitable loss of that half-step of speed. And here we are, another transformation took place and Cristiano became the greatest goalscorer of all time and won everything against the wishes of almighty.
He challenged the Gods yet again. A warrior can suffer physical decline when their bodies fail to move according to their wishes but their will of fire remains immortal. When his on the ball skills were not the same it once was, he redefined himself as a perfect poacher, increasing his off the ball maturity in the process. He is always at the right place at the right time, waiting to send the ball into the net. And like every warrior, Cristiano was forged in fire and he spat on the faces of death and proved everyone wrong for a record number of times.
The boy from Madeira with hungry eyes and polished hair came to Madrid at troubled times. The ship had no captain, lost it's route and became unsteady. People wrote him off when Los Blancos suffered terrible humiliation season after season. Seasons were filled with controversies and left permanent scars among the fans and the club. But Cristiano's mental will was indomitable and still is. He got up everyday with the obsession to be better than the day before. The hard work, the perseverance, the spirit of Juanito in him—that's what made him unbeatable.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has 15 goals this season in the UEFA Champions League - No player who’s not named Cristiano Ronaldo has ever managed more than 14 goals in the Champions League and in its predecessor, the European Cup - The record of most goals in a season of the UCL is held by Cristiano Ronaldo with 17 goals in the title winning 2013-14 season - The second best scoring season is also held by Cristiano Ronaldo who scored 16 in 2015-16 season - Ronaldo also holds the third best scoring season with 15 goals in the ongoing season - If you thought I’d mention Messi by adding the fourth and fifth best scoring season, just remember there’s only Gold, Silver and Bronze, one doesn’t get Aluminium medals
Chiellini on Ronaldo: "What he's done tonight will be talked about for decades and decades. I've never heard the fans of Turin applaud an opposing teams player until tonight. For me he's the best player in history. I am heartbroken, but it seems I will never win the Champions League. With opposition teams having players like Cristiano Ronaldo, us mere mortals have no chance." — Giangluigi Buffon