Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most successful goal scorers in the world. Even at the age of 36, he remains incredibly athletic and sharp. Ronaldo has certainly lost a bit of the pace in recent years, but he has shaped his game to maintain high levels of productivity.
A crucial skill he has acquired in the process and which has helped him maintain high goal rates is his header. Ronaldo’s flying skills are second to none. It has an incredible leap in it and also shows amazing hangtime in the air.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s jump is on par with NBA players
Cristiano Ronaldo is a fox in the box. It is extremely difficult to contain in crosses and set pieces. In a Serie A game against Sampdoria in the 2019/20 season, Ronaldo jumped onto Alex Sandro’s 2.56 meter cross. He jumped 71 cm (28 in) to hit the ball with his head and hit it home.
The height of the crossbar is 8 feet and Ronaldo jumped 8.39 feet to touch the ball. Yes, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner jumped higher than the bar to score a goal. His hangtime has often been compared to that of NBA star Michael Jordan.
Ronaldo has scored many headed goals in his illustrious career. At the EM 2016 he rose 2.65 meters into the air meet for Portugal in the semifinals against Wales. But, be highest jump ever came in 2013 for Real Madrid against Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo jumped up to 2.93 meters to score a goal against his ex-club.
He’s done it at Juventus, Real Madrid and Manchester United. During his time with the Red Devils, fans and experts alike noticed that his jump was very special.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now returned to his former club, Manchester United. It all happened over two days, but it was still one of the most exciting transfer agas of the summer. Ronaldo had won three Premier League titles, one Champions League title and one FA Cup title during his first appearance at the club.
The Portugal international became a successful goalscorer during his time at Manchester United. During this time he went from being a whimpering winger to a world class player who could score goals from anywhere.
Part of that development has been adding new skills to his arsenal, and dominant aerial duels were one of the many skills he worked on to hone them. Ronaldo is set to be featured as a Manchester United player in the game against Newcastle United, which will be played right after the international break.