Cristiano Ronaldo turns 35 today 5th February 2020. The Portuguese international has been very impressive this season. He has been able to make his name know in all the leagues he has been to.
Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 35th birthday means he now has more chances to break more UEFA Champions League records. He could be one of the strikers above 35 years with over 20 goals in a single season.
The five-time Ballon d’Or Juventus and Portugal forward’s first challenge is to become the 50th player aged over 35 to score in the UEFA Champions League. His next target will be matching the tallies of two Real Madrid greats: Alfredo Di Stéfano hit 13 European Cup goals after turning 35, while Ferenc Puskás got to 17 in just 18 games.
In the UEFA Europa League, Aritz Aduriz set the bar high for 35+ strikers with 22 goals after he reached 35 on 11 February 2016. In the pre-Champions League era, several players scored even more goals once they turned 35. Should Ronaldo steal Drogba’s crown as the UEFA Champions League’s top mature goal scorer?