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!
31 looked good on Cristiano Ronaldo.
Will 32 be even better? Happy birthday to the Real Madrid and Portugal star! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/6a0RBhLCi4
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 5, 2017
Feb 5th – what a day to be born.
Happy birthday to Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Carlos Tévez, Gheorghe Hagi, Adnan Januzaj & Vedran Corluka. pic.twitter.com/lE2nsEjrxG
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) February 5, 2017
🎂 🎂 🎂
Happy birthday to @Cristiano.
— MARCA in English (@MARCAinENGLISH) February 5, 2017
Happy birthday to Cristiano Ronaldo!
He’s the only player in Champions League history to score 15 goals in a season.
He’s done it twice! 💪 pic.twitter.com/Rp3kRIZkld
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 5, 2017
Appearances : 832
Goals : 575
Assists : 190
Happy Birthday Cristiano Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/FoFqSU4eJj
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) February 5, 2017
— go90Sports (@go90Sports) February 5, 2017
— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) February 5, 2017
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.
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:
Happy birthday to the best player in the world, a football legend Cristiano Ronaldo! pic.twitter.com/mI4GnbvSFL
— z u l f o® (@thezulfo) February 5, 2017
Happy 32nd birthday to @Cristiano Ronaldo! My Role Model in Football 🙌
— Abieb Aydrus (@Ravlyoi) February 5, 2017
— Artur Banar (@ArturBanar) February 5, 2017
— GSS (@GymShortsStuds) February 5, 2017
— بيبــرس™ (@pipars_ali) February 5, 2017
Today is the birthday of your favourite player’s ultimate style icon @Cristiano
— Bridge Federer ❤ (@Bridget_Otoo) February 5, 2017
— kyle kattumana (@adamsaugustinek) February 5, 2017