Cristiano Ronaldo's surprising trick to boost his brain: “Not a word…”

Cristiano Ronaldo is a legend of world football. At 39 years old, he is the top scorer in the history of sport (890), winning five Champions Leagues, one Euro Cup and five Ballon d'Ors. With three games left before the local tournament concludes, the Portuguese is also one goal away from equaling the all-time record for goals in a Saudi Pro League season. The Portuguese has a total of 33 goals, while the best mark is from the Moroccan Abderrazak Hamdallah, who scored 34 goals in the 2018/19 edition. He still has three more games left to finish the season in the Saudi League, so CR7 will be able to continue expanding his legend.

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most disciplined footballers today, which allows him to be one of the best in the world. Despite being close to 40 years old, he has a great physical appearance, which is not only due to his hard training but also to a balanced diet and a series of rituals that he strictly complies with.

The Portuguese has revealed what routine he does every morning: “I wake up and take a cold shower. Then I drink water and look for my children to hug them. After I go out to see the sunlight so that my mind understands that it is already morning. Then I sit down to drink my coffee and have breakfast with my family. And that's when my day begins.”

Mental strength

But if there is something that has surprised his players, it is his method of staying mentally strong and boosting his brain. “As a professional footballer, you need total dedication. It's not just the two hours of training. I live for who I am, for my football career. But of course I also love spending time with my family, going to the movies or going out to dinner. “Each athlete has their own characteristics or needs,” the 39-year-old Portuguese forward began by stating.

He then confessed a curious practice that he carries out daily. “I never talk after 10 at night, not even on the phone. From that time on, don't call me. “I like to give my brain a rest.”

And he certainly succeeds. His mental strength remains enviable.