Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo turns 33 today, so there is no better time to celebrate his greatest moments in a Real Madrid shirt. It has not been the greatest season so far but the fact that he still has the quality is undeniable. Let’s take a look at some of his best days as a Los Blancos player.
First La Liga Trophy
After joining the club from Manchester United, the first title with Real Madrid was a special one for Cristiano. In the 2011-12 season, Ronaldo grabbed 46 goals in just 38 matches. This led Los Blancos to the title, which was a great moment for everyone involved.
Winner at the Camp Nou
This famous contest took place in the 2011-12 season and whoever won this game was likely to go on and lift the La Liga trophy. At the time, Real Madrid had not won the title for a few seasons and there was big pressure on the match. Ronaldo grabbed the winner in this one, and his now infamous ‘keep calm’ celebration silenced the Barca fans.
Not only was this the UEFA Champions League final, but there was added pressure due to the fact that Real were facing Madrid rivals Atletico. The game was taken to extra time, where goals from Bale, Marcelo and Ronaldo meant Real lifted the famous trophy.
Another contest against rivals Barcelona, and Ronaldo actually started this contest on the bench but he would turn out to be the match winner. When he came on, the Portuguese international beat Gerard Pique to score an excellent goal. As Los Blancos went on to win 5-1 over 2 legs, this moment was crucial.
Ballon d’Or Wins
In December 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded his fifth Ballon d’Or trophy, which is given to the best player in the world. Over the course of the year, CR7 scored 42 times in 46 games. This has brought his Ballon d’Or number level with Lionel Messi.