Cristiano Ronaldo Going Grey: When Fans Reacted to Veteran Nearing the 'End of an Era'

Cristiano Ronaldo Going Grey: When Fans Reacted to Veteran Nearing the 'End of an Era'

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Despite ageing, just like fine wine, fans have spotted a feature which indicates the opposite

Cristiano Ronaldo has turned social media upside down, with multiple reactions trickling in from users.

Ronaldo, whose professional career has spanned almost two decades, made the odd yet lucrative move to join Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr after falling out with the rank and file of Manchester United.

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Cristiano Ronaldo's grey hair looks apparent as he enters the twilight of his career. Photo credit: @AlNassrFC_EN @gyaigyimii
Source: Twitter

Since moving to the Middle East, the five-time Ballon d'Or recipient appears to have rediscovered his old form, which made him a dreaded proposition to opponents during his heydays in Europe.

The 38-year-old has bagged an impressive 13 goals in 12 games as Al-Nassr eyes the Saudi Pro League title and the King Cup, in addition to their Arab Club Champions Cup win.

However, a photo of Ronaldo, which some have taken as proof the Portuguese phenomenon is nearing the end of his career, has sparked reactions from social media users.

In the photo, seen by Sports Brief, an eagle-eyed user spotted the veteran with grey hair.

How fans reacted to Ronaldo's grey hair

@gyaigyimii, a dyed-in-the-wool Ronaldo fan, eulogised the Al-Nassr captain in one post:

"We are getting closer to the end of an era. Enjoy him while you can. The Greatest that was, the greatest, and the Greatest that will ever be."

@x_trailblazer wrote:

"We are getting closer to the end of an era FULL STOP."

@Bigshaker_ hinted he would be moved to tears if Ronaldo retires from football:

"Walahi if Ronaldo retires that day I go cry aswr herrh!"

@og_patrick22 tweeted:

"End of an era. I'm happy to witness his greatness."

@kwaku_majesty simply said:

"Forever the Greatest."

On another post, $oulMate commented:

"Goat is getting old"

On that same post, bj_cat10 was not so sure:

"You're sure it's not just the lighting? kinda sure if he actually got grey hair, he would paint it right away to keep the image"

Fan travels 28 hours to watch Ronaldo

Sports Brief previously reported on a young football fan making a long journey to watch his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia.

The fan was spotted at Mrsool Park in Riyadh with a placard stating he had travelled 28 hours to watch the 38-year-old in action.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.