Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 36th birthday on Friday.

The former Real Madrid man had arguably given himself the best possible early present by scoring a vital brace against Inter in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi finals on Tuesday.

With Juventus having to play Roma on Saturday, the celebration were naturally tuned down, as the superstar had to remained focused on his next foes.

Therefore, the Portuguese legend had a small home celebration with his partner Georgina Rodriguez and his children.

The now 36-year-old is blessed with an enormous fan base – which could arguable be the biggest in sports today – and therefore he didn’t forget to mention them on his special day.

Ronaldo took his Instagram account (via to drop a picture of him celebrating the occasion with his family, along with a message for his supporters, which also included a promise for the future.

“36 years old, unbelievable! It feels like it all started yesterday, but this journey is already full of adventures and stories to remember by. My first ball, my first team, my first goal… Time flies!

“From Madeira to Lisbon, from Lisbon to Manchester, from Manchester to Madrid, from Madrid to Turin, but above all, from the bottom of my heart to the world… I’ve given everything I could, I never held back and I’ve always tried to deliver the best possible version of me. In return, you gave me your love and admiration, your presence and your unconditional support. And for that, I’ll never be able to thank you enough. I couldn’t have done without you,” added the Portuguese.

“As I celebrate my 36th birthday and my 20th year as a professional footballer, I’m sorry that I can’t promise you 20 more years of this. But what I can promise you, is that as long as I keep going, you’ll never receive less than 100% from me!

“Thank you once again for all your support and for your kind messages and initiatives during this day. It means a lot to me and you all have a special place in my heart.” concluded CR7.