Ronaldo and Neymar share birthday with other celebs
If today happens to be your birthday you are literally in world-class company – six of the best footballers of the world were also born today. Legends born on the very same day are rare but February 5 is actually one such day. If one is known for clinical finishes, the other for lethal skills, if one is a beginner – the next one is called Cristiano Ronaldo.
The others in the list are of course Neymar – Brazil’s wonder kid, the Argentine superstar Carlos Tevez, Manchester United young winger Adnan Januzaj, Rodrigo Palacio and the Romanian legend Ghoerghe Hagi – one of the best attacking midfielders of his time.
However, there is a reasonable amount of age difference between some of them. Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, the three-time Ballon d’Or winner, is now 31, Barcelona’s Neymar is 24, Januzaj at the age of 21, former Spurs defender Corluka 30 and Hagi – the Romanian legend who was amazing back in the 1990s – happens to be 51.
Ronaldo is devoted soley to Real Madrid, with 343 out of the 518 goals in his illustrious career for the Spanish giants – he is now the club’s all-time top scorer.
But considering his age, Neymar has scored more goals than Ronaldo. At 24, the Brazilian has an astonishing 209 club goals while Ronaldo had 111 at that time. He also happens to be fifth among Brazil’s top scorers with 46 goals, now only 31 goals behind the legendary Pele.
With more than 180 goals cemented in his career, Tevez has been an indispensable part of the Argentina football team. He scored 58 goals for his team Manchester City, right after his stint with that of Manchester United (2007-2009).
Hagi was Romania’s mainstay for a long 17 years and within that, he spent an incredible 15 years with Turkish club Galatasaray. He scored 79 goals for his club in 132 appearances, a truly remarkable achievement.
Palacio, another product of the team Boca Juniors, could not shine much for his country Argentina but that does not take away his impressive skills – more than 150 goals in his overall span of career.