Cristiano Ronaldo, Geek to Chic

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Forget today's World Cup matches. This geeky old photo of Cristiano Ronaldo is the absolute best thing you'll see all day!

Believe it or not, the 29-year-old Portuguese soccer star wasn't always the super-sexy specimen he is today. In fact, Ronaldo used to be pretty nerdy.

In this photo of Ronaldo from November 2004, the hunky soccer stud is almost unrecognizable without his signature tanned skin, perfectly coiffed hair and eyebrows, chiseled jawline and swoon-worthy smile. Instead, the 19-year-old former Manchester United player used to have longer, messier hair and braces.

Cristiano Ronaldo

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Can you believe how much he's changed over ten years?!

As for Ronaldo today, you might recognize him better from his ridiculously hot underwear ads and countless magazine covers (holy abs!). He even recently went nude for the cover of Vogue Spain (Too. Hot. Can't. Breath.).

In honor of Ronaldo's muscles and undeniable hotness, here are some photos of him looking hunky on and off the soccer field.

Irina Shayk, Cristiano Ronaldo, Vogue

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, World Cup Kit

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Courtesy CR7 by Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, World Cup

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