Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his 33rd birthday today and with 628 goals in his illustrious career, we’ve assembled the Real Madrid player’s top five goals to mark the occasion.
The Portuguese legend has broken record after record in a career that has seen him amass countless trophies in England and Spain, as well as winning the Champions League four times and leading his national side to victory in the European Championships in 2016.
Over the course of that his career, Ronaldo has scored some unbelievable strikes – making the task of narrowing it down to five a particularly difficulty one.
5. Portugal vs Faroe Islands 2017/2018
Cristiano Ronaldo got on the end of his teammate’s cross to fire home a cracking bicycle kick in a World Cup 2018 qualifier against the Faroe Islands. The brilliance of the strike makes stand out as arguably his best goal for his country.
4. Real Madrid vs Espanyol 2015/2016
Ronaldo expertly skilled his way past three defenders before curling in a finish from outside the box to the left hand corner.
3. Real Madrid vs Valancia 2013/2014
The Portuguese star exhilarated the Real Madrid fans with his fantastic back heel in a league game against Valancia, making it one of his most memorable goals for the then-defending La Liga champions.
2. Manchester United vs Portsmouth 2007/2008
Perhaps the greatest Premier League free kick of all time. Ronaldo stood in his iconic stance for his free kick before beautifully curling the ball into the top right hand corner leaving spectators in awe.
1. Porto vs Manchester United 2008/2009
Arguably Ronaldo’s greatest goal of all time came in the quarter final of the Champions League in 2009, when he rifled the ball into the top left hand corner from 40 yards out to stun players and fans alike.