What Is the Maximum Speed Cristiano Ronaldo Can Hit on the Soccer Pitch?

Published 09/08/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
Soccer Football – World Cup – UEFA Qualifiers – Group A – Portugal v Republic of Ireland – Estadio Algarve, Almancil, Portugal – September 1, 2021 Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Republic of Ireland’s Jamie McGrath REUTERS/Pedro Nunes


Cristiano Ronaldo is a world-class athlete. The Portuguese has performed at the highest level for such a long time due to his exceptional fitness. He’s also extremely cautious about what he puts into his body, famously putting a Coca-Cola bottle aside during a press conference.   

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – DECEMBER 08: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus F.C. celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League Group G stage match between FC Barcelona and Juventus at Camp Nou on December 08, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Ronaldo’s Insane Body Compositon

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Ronaldo has a 7 percent body fat count while most footballers average 10 to 11 percent. Moreover, according to reports, Ronaldo weighs below 85 kg, follows a specific diet plan to maintain muscle mass, and has a staggering 50% muscle mass. An average male human body has anywhere between 20% to 25% body fat. 

One might assume less agility on hearing more muscle. But that is not the case with Ronaldo, who is packed with lean muscle. A combination of lean muscles and a specific workout routine helps the Manchester United player achieve explosive pace to outpace defenders. A recent example is the 2018 World Cup match between Portugal and Spain. In the 2018 world cup, Ronaldo set a record of being the fastest player in the tournament. He recorded a speed of 33.6 km/hr. He achieved this feat during his match against Spain where he broke on a counter.

Usain Bolt believes that Ronaldo is faster than him

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In an interview conducted in 2020 by Marca, Usain Bolt stated his appreciation for Ronaldo and believed that he should be faster than him in a race currently.

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All in all, Ronaldo is a freak of nature and is extremely careful about fitness.

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Suresh Menon

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