Cristiano Ronaldo is still Juventus' fastest player - despite being 34 years old


There aren’t many more recognisable names in this world than that of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese superstar has been dominating the football landscape for nearly two decades and is showing no sign of slowing down.

Whether it was tearing up the hallowed turf at Old Trafford, mesmerising the opposition at the Bernabeu, or tormenting the enemy in Turin, Ronaldo has always been at the top of his game.

His ridiculous work rate and insatiable determination to improve is what sets him apart from the rest and is the reason he has managed to win a staggering quintet of Ballon d’Ors.

Ronaldo took the world by surprise in 2018 though when he unexpectedly swapped Real Madrid for Juventus as he sought a new challenge in yet another of Europe’s top leagues.

He went on to win the title in his first season as he made light work of Serie A - just as he had done in England and Spain in the past.

However, even Ronaldo can’t stop the ageing process and sadly he is getting on a bit now.

Even so, it doesn’t seem to be having much of an effect on him as, at the ripe old age of the 34, the attacker is still the fastest player on the books at Juventus.

Juventus v SSC Napoli - Serie A

Ronaldo clocked up a lightning speed of 34 km/h during a lung-busting run against Napoli that saw him sprint 92 meters in just 12 seconds.

That is by far the fastest speed recorded by any player at the club this season.

Staying ahead of the likes of Juan Cuadrado, Alex Sandro and Douglas Costa is no small feat, especially when you consider that they are all quite a few years his junior.

As just one of seven members of the squad over the age of 30, Ronaldo will certainly be quite proud of his ability to out-run the youngsters.

Cristiano is making 34 look like 24 - and could be doing so for a few more years to come.

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