Ronaldo at 32: best birthday wishes from media and fans

Happy 32nd Birthday Ronaldo!

The birthday of the Portuguese talisman was among the top trends on Sunday, February 5 with tweets from across the globe flooding social media.

Fans and the media did not want to be sidelined as the #Cristiano@32 bandwagon was en route. Displayed below are some picks from the world’s major news outlets. Enjoy!


The Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award winner will be quite appreciative of this gesture by the media. This act adds up to the massive role the press played in crowning Ronaldo as the 2016 Ballon d’Or winner with a record 745 points, 429 more than runner-up Lionel Messi. Cristiano Ronaldo went on to again beat his eternal rival by a landslide margin at the FIFA Football Awards in January.

Cristiano Ronaldo during The Best victory speech
Ronaldo was honored as The Best Men’s Player of the Year, shortly after winning the Ballon d’Or

As a matter of fact, the media did not just display the stats backing his contribution but gave the Merengues forward their votes where and when it mattered the most. By the same token, the fans also expressed their solidarity. Let’s take a look at some of the birthday wishes by a selected few: