“And They Say He’s Old”: Insanely Shredded Cristiano Ronaldo Compels Haters to Rethink as Fitness World Drools Over His Sculpted Abs

Published 09/01/2023, 10:15 AM EDT

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Soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo is certainly in the book of history, not only for his stupendous skills on the ground but also for his jacked frame at 38. The star forward started his career aged 17 in 2002, and 21 years later, Ronaldo is a living legend. Ironically, even a legend cannot escape the clutches of haters. Recently, the athlete was criticized for his age, claiming that he is past his prime. 

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However, Ronaldo’s latest Instagram post shut down many such rumors about his age and talents, as he appeared totally jacked and ready to ace his next game. The fitness world was left speechless by Ronaldo’s lean physique and defined abs.

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Nearing his 40s, the Portuguese athlete is popping up in all sorts of discussions relating to age and the expectations from him as an integral player of the team. His recent Instagram post propelled the discussions in a positive direction, given his shredded physique. 

Although it was shared as an ad for the CR7 Underwear company, it also provided a glimpse of his superior conditioning. After the heroic return of Ronaldo to his maiden club, Manchester United in 2021, expectations were high that the team would top the charts. However, in the 2021-22 campaign, United finished in sixth place after a disappointing performance in the Champions League. 

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All eyes were on Ronaldo’s skills, giving way to speculations on his declining age. Once a solo warrior of the team, he was now under scrutiny for his unwillingness to give his best. Regardless, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner upholds his perspective and teases no plans of retirement. Likewise, the fans expressed their support in the comments and shut down haters taking a dig at the notable athlete. 

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Within a day, the post amassed a plethora of comments. One fan wrote, “My man will be 70 and still look like this…… 🔥🔥🐐🐐” whereas another mocked the haters and stated, “And they say he’s old.” A third fan claimed that Ronaldo looked younger than his age in the picture. 

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“Pls stop being 17 years young😏😘” a comment read. Another fan hilariously remarked that the athlete is not ready to age. It read, “These men are refusing to grow old.” While the supporters stand by the GOAT, many haters uphold a contrasting opinion on his abilities. 

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Which side of the debate are you on? Tell us in the comments. 

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Tiyasa Biswas

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Tiyasa is a sports writer at EssentiallySports, with a keen focus on ice hockey. She is as fascinated by the speed of the ice hockey players as she is by the surges of the surfers in the high seas. Drawing inspiration from legendary figures like Wayne Gretzky, the iconic GOAT of the Edmonton Oilers, Tiyasa's writing reflects her admiration for the tenacity and grit displayed by athletes in the face of challenges.
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