Long gone are the days when footballers' birthday celebrations consisted of a couple of pints with the lads. Later today, two of the biggest names in world football, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, will be blowing out the candles on their big day - which curiously, they both share, 5 February. The Juventus star turns 36 while Neymar, seven years his junior, will enter the final year of his 20s, he's 29 today and at an age when footballers are considered in their prime.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been enjoying a dominant last couple of seasons when it comes to football. His goal in the Italian Super Cup win for Juventus officially made him the highest goal-scorer in the history of football with 760. His goal helped Juventus win the Italian Super Cup for a record eighth time and the accolades have not stopped pouring in for the Portugal superstar. The 760th goal has pushed the debate of who is the greatest footballer in the current generation slightly in favor of Cristiano Ronaldo. On February 5, Football's ultimate megastar celebrated his 36th birthday.
February 5 is also a special day for one Brazilian superstar. Neymar, who made big strides for Brazil and during his early days in the Club World Cup, has now become one of the best players in the world along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Neymar's efforts resulted in a world record fee of Euro 222 million for Paris Saint-Germain as he continued to score prolifically in all competitions. Neymar is celebrating his 29th birthday and on the occasion, we look at the exploits of the careers of Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo, the two greats in the world of footbal
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