sport news There's life after 30! Cristiano Ronaldo has got BETTER since hitting landmark ...

Cristiano Ronaldo said it himself two years ago, he's a different beast to those around him.

While players his age break down, head out to play in China or the Middle East, Ronaldo barely breaks sweat. In fact, it can be argued that Ronaldo is better since turning 30 than he was before.  

'I am a different athlete, a different person with a different brain,' he told France Football in 2018. After notching his 100th - and then his 101st - goal for Portugal on Tuesday night, few will argue with him. 

Cristiano Ronaldo showed he has no plans to act his age as he reached 101 international goals

Cristiano Ronaldo showed he has no plans to act his age as he reached 101 international goals

A sensational free-kick saw him reach a century of goals and he has got better after turning 30

A sensational free-kick saw him reach a century of goals and he has got better after turning 30

Ronaldo's brilliance at Real Madrid reared his head with three Champions League titles after turning 30

He is continuing to set the world alight with Juventus having racked up 37 goals in all competitions last season

Three Champions League titles with (left) since turning 30 is a sign of his ageing process being different to his peers and he is continuing to impress with Juventus in

Even 's medical staff concluded that before he left in 2018 he had the body of a 23-year-old. If Ronaldo is in a foot race with Father Time he is winning by a country mile. 

His blistering speed that saw him dazzle at , and the early years with , is no longer his greatest facet. And yet, the goals do not dry up. 

Peers and managers are running out of superlatives for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner. Portugal boss Fernando Santos was simply left awestruck on a night that belonged to Ronaldo on Tuesday. 

'What more can I say?' Santos laughed. 'A team that has the best in the world cannot be better without the best in the world.

'[Ronaldo] goes on breaking records and records and then, when everyone thinks he is going to finish, there are even more records to beat. He feeds on it.' 

His 100th goal for his country was classic Ronaldo, finding the top corner from a free-kick

His 100th goal for his country was classic Ronaldo, finding the top corner from a free-kick

Taking his international goals post turning 30, he is still Portugal's all-time leading scorer

Taking his international goals post turning 30, he is still Portugal's all-time leading scorer

In terms of the national team, Ronaldo would still be the country's all-time leading scorer if his contribution post-30 was what counted. 

Forty-nine goals since turning the landmark age five years ago keeps the Juventus star ahead of Pauleta (47), Eusebio (41), Luis Figo (32) and Nuno Gomes (29). 

Ronaldo before turning 30 notched 52 goals in 118 games for Portugal. Ronaldo after turning 30 has 49 goals in 47 games. 

Father Time really is playing catch-up,

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