Cristiano Ronaldo was one of the fastest sprinters in world football when he terrorized defences from the left side of attack and still scored 40 plus odd goals every season.

However, time and injuries have taken its toll on his body and especially his knee. As such, the Real Madrid superstar has given up the relentless running style of play of a winger and has evolved into more of a poacher. Ronaldo puts his bursts of pace and acceleration to destructive use in his new role and has developed his physique accordingly.

The former Manchester United superstar won the Pichichi and Ballon d’Or this year. This can be credited to his exceptional bursts forward, leaving defenders in his wake. Ronaldo is seen training with his Real Madrid teammates as he displays his sprinting prowess.


Here’s the video of Cristiano Ronaldo demonstrating his acceleration: