At the age of 35, Cristiano Ronaldo remains one of the game's most in-shape players. He has spent countless hours in the gym sculpting his body throughout his career. We take a look at how Ronaldo's body transformed over the years. Check it out!
Upon his arrival at Manchester United in 2003, the the-18-year-old Portuguese winger quickly realised he needed to add much more to his game than speed and step-overs.
When he made his United debut as a 60th minute substitute against Bolton Wanderers at Old Trafford in a Premier League encounter, the 75 000-strong Old Trafford crowed stood up and welcomed the skinny teenager to the Theatre of Dreams.
An unknown entity to many at the time, "CR7" blitz passed his opponents but soon found himself being out-muscled by many of the league's tougher players. The trickster thus decided to add some mass to his body and began hitting the gym prolifically.
A couple of years ago, Red Devils great Gary Neville perhaps best described Ronaldo's bodily transformation in a Sky Sports interview, saying that, after the 2006 World Cup, it appeared as if his body had changed overnight.
It comes as no surprise then that since 2006, Ronaldo became a much fitter, well-rounded player, able to withstand any physical challenge ahead of him.
These days, the Juventus star shows no signs of slowing down, sporting an even more ripped physique at the age of 35 than ever before.
To see Ronaldo's body transformation over the years, scroll through the gallery above!
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