JUVENTUS

Ronaldo's medical concludes he has physical capacity of a 20 year old player

Cristiano Ronaldo performed well above the average for a professional footballer in body fat and muscle mass, and moreover, recorded the fastest speed at the World Cup.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s passport might say he is 33 years old, but his physical capacity is far from a footballer of that age. According to the results that have emerged from his medical at Juventus, the Portuguese star has the physical capacity of a 20-year-old player.

The medical results say that the ex-Real Madrid striker has seven per cent body fat, which is around three per cent less than the average professional footballer. He also has a muscle mass of 50 percent – four percent more than an average footballer.¡

Even more impressive is the fact the 33-year-old reached a maximum speed of 33.98 km/h at the World Cup, which was the highest figure recorded at the tournament – an incredible feat for a player of his age.

The medical results may not come as much of a surprise to the player himself, who, during his unveiling at Juventus on 16 July, said: "I'm here because it's a very big challenge in my career. At my age, players usually go to China. (...) I'm good emotionally, physically, that's why the way I came here makes me proud, I'm different from everyone else, from all the players who are 32, 33 or 34 years old.”