Cristiano Ronaldo is very well known for his jump prowess on the air as he make some records being on air.
The Portuguese is arguably one of the greatest footballer of all time with his path in the beautiful game.
Ronaldo is a right-footed winger starting his career with a great speed, skills and agility.
But was converted later in his playing career to a striker adding to his arsenal physicality and an insane jumping ability.
His air jumping ability hanging on the air for minute makes fans go crazy and asking if Ronaldo is really a human.
With consistent training and everyday gym, Ronaldo has now become an ‘air monster’ on the pitch.
To acknowledge his authority in the air, the Portuguese skipper have had over 150 of his career goals coming from a header.
The beauty of it is that some of these header has made the world go wild as Ronaldo hung up in the air.
His jumping ability has been linked by fans to Basketball great Micheal Jordan who was nickname ‘the Airness’.
Though Ronaldo jump ability does not match Micheal Jordan but can overdo some average basketball players.
Top 5 Ronaldo’s highest jump header
Did you know that the famous and popular Ronaldo’s jump header against Sampdoria in 2019 was not his highest?
Yes, the high jump header against Sampdoria was the most famous of his high jump but not the highest.
Ronaldo highest jump header happens in 2013 during a R16 UEFA Champions League match against Manchester United.
|1||Real Madrid||Manchester United||UCL (2012/13)||2.93m|
|2||Juventus||Sampdoria||Serie A (2019/20)||2.56m|
|3||Juventus||Torino||Serie A (2018/19)||2.47m|
|4||Real Madrid||Osasuna||La Liga (2011/12)||2.44m|
The Portuguese jump as high as 2.93m away from the ground to give Real Madrid an equalizer from Di Maria cross.
An astonishing goal from such an amazing player which till today stood as the highest ever jump in football.
However, the famous against Sampdoria of 8ft 4inch stood as Ronaldo’s second highest have now been outjumped by four African players.
With 27-year-old Bevis Mugabi become the first player to surpassed that Ronaldo’s famous header jump.
Fikayo Tomori also surpass Mugabi jump before En-Nesyri overtake them all in a match-winning header against Portugal at the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter-finals.
Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen became the latest player to surpass the Ronaldo famous header as he jump as high as 2.58m to score a header against Spezia.
|Youssef En-Nesyri||Morocco||Portugal (2022)||9ft 1inch|
|Fikayo Tomori||AC Milan||Juventus (2021)||8ft 7inch|
|Bevis Mugabi||Motherwell||Ross County (2021)||8ft 6inch|
|Victor Osimhen||Napoli||Spezia (2023)||8ft 57inch|
These four African players have only surpassed Ronaldo’s famous header jump against Sampdoria.
But Ronaldo’s highest header jump in a match against Manchester United is still yet to be broken.
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