Cristiano Ronaldo: 'As a child, I thought that at 35, I would be a fisherman in Madeira'
- Ronaldo celebrated his 35th birthday on Wednesday.
- The Portuguese won his first major trophies and awards with United.
- He couldn't imagine reaching such heights when he was a child.
Cristiano Ronaldo expected himself to end up a fisherman in his hometown of Funchal in Madeira. The Portugal international, however, eventually has become of the greatest players in the history of football.
“As a child, I thought that at 35, I would be a fisherman in Madeira,” he told Canal 11. “I never dreamed of playing what I played, winning what I won.”
The ex-Red Devil celebrated his 35th birthday on Wednesday. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner won his first major trophies with Man United, including his first Champions League and the Ballon d'Or.
The Portuguese spent six years at Old Trafford before making an £84.6m move to Real Madrid in 2009. Cristiano's United trophy cabinet includes three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two EFL Cups and one Champions League.
When asked if he can win his six's CL title this season, the 35-year-old replied: "It's possible. Playing for Juventus gives me the chance to win again. We know it is a difficult competition, which depends on many factors, but I think it is possible because we have a good team. We go step by step."