A Portuguese surgeon has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘unique’ physical qualities and his interest in sports science. Jose Carlos Noronha has treated numerous world class players in his professional tenure including the likes of Angel Di Maria and Pepe, but has signalled out Ronaldo as something special.
‘He has a unique physique,’ Noronha explained in an interview with Tribuna Expresso. ‘It’s like those cars that last millions of kilometres without any fault.’
Ronaldo has been blessed with relatively few injuries during his career but is at present still on the road to recovery following a knee injury in the final of Euro 2016.
‘I have known Ronaldo for 11 years, since he was in Manchester. He had some minor injuries and asked for advice.
‘In addition to having a great character, he is an athlete who fulfils all that is required to maintain a physical and psychological form to the fullest, from food to sleep and fitness,’ Noronha continued.
The surgeon explained that Ronaldo’s interest in nutrition and his scientific approach to fitness has helped facilitate his remarkable physical condition.
‘He is an example – exceptional. It is remarkable the support he gives to the younger players in the team, to integrate them and take away any fear or shame to be there next to a monster,’ Noronha concluded.
Ronaldo is expected to get some minutes when Real face Celta Vigo at the Bernabeu on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 20:15.