A former Real Madrid doctor says Cristiano Ronaldo is not the best athlete he has seen.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner remains a physical specimen at the ripe old age of 36, with his strength, jumping ability and speed all at an incredible level.
From a very young age, Ronaldo was in the gym and putting in the work in a bid to achieve his goal of becoming the best player in the world.
In fact, even now he gets annoyed when he sees his son eating crisps and drinking Coca-Cola – providing a memorable reaction to the drink being in front of him during a Euro 2020 press conference.
But despite the Portuguese superstar being viewed as a one of a kind athlete, Jesus Olmo, who worked with him at Real Madrid, believes Gareth Bale is a more complete athlete.
“Possibly the best athlete I’ve seen is Gareth Bale,” Olmo toldIdeal.
“He’s a natural athlete capable of excelling at practically any sport. He has unusual genetics and athletic ability, and I would say technical ability as well.
“He’s the one who impressed me most in all aspects, although there is then performance, which comes about from different circumstances.”
Having once been a scrawny kid at Southampton back in the day, Bale has undergone a ridiculous body transformation over the years and so it’s understandable that Olmo was impressed with his qualities.
The power in his legs has allowed him to explode out of the traps and leave defenders eating his dust.
Gareth Bale’s legs pic.twitter.com/sWUddWmodR
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The Welsh wing wizard once reached a ridiculous top speed of 22 mph to score against Real Sociedad in 2017, covering 75 metres and demonstrating some serious raw pace en route to finding the net.