Cristiano Ronaldo jump is higher than the average NBA basketball player, just one facet of an incredible athlete.
When Ronaldo jumps, he generates 5G of G-force on take-off – this is five times the power of a cheetah in full flight.
This enables him to reach heights of 44cm in the air from a standing start and 78cm with a run-up – 7cm than the average NBA player.
This was measured during biomechanic tests on the forward at the University of Chichester in 2011.
He was put to the test in a film for Castrol Edge Rankings made by M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment