Whether it is at the club level or the international level, Cristiano Ronaldo seems to make and break footballing records on a weekly basis. Despite being at the age of 33, when most players enter their decline and start contemplating their retirement, Ronaldo is showing few signs of following suit and continues to perform at the most elite level.
Although the Portuguese legend has a whole host of records to his name, there are some more impressive than others. The sheer size of Ronaldo's record collection is impressive enough but not all of them are unbeatable.
Nevertheless, there are some staggering records that he possesses that seem next to impossible to be broken by a future star of the game. Here's a look at 4 such records that are currently held by Ronaldo:
#1 Winning every individual and team honor with two clubs
Ronaldo has won the Ballon D'or, World Player of the Year, Golden Boot, Champions League, domestic league, domestic cup, World Club Championship, and domestic Super Cup at two different clubs.
While his rival, Lionel Messi has achieved this at Barcelona during his miraculous career, CR7 has done so at both Manchester United and Real Madrid. The closest player to matching this record is French legend Zinedine Zidane, who won virtually every individual and team honour at Juventus and Real Madrid, but not all of them.
When considering that of all the legends the game has produced, none have been able to accomplish this feat other than Ronaldo, it begs the question of whether someone in the future will be able to do so either - it is difficult enough achieving this at one club.
It is unfathomable as to how any player in the foreseeable future will eclipse this astonishing record set by the Portuguese, and will rightly be the hardest record of his to break.
#2 Scoring 300 La Liga goals in just 286 games
Since Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009, it is fair to say that he has been nothing short of a goal scoring miracle.
The Real Madrid legend has spent his time in Spain devastating goalkeepers season after season and in just his 286th game in La Liga, he scored his 300th goal which is the quickest any player has achieved this.
When considering that Ronaldo also holds the record for reaching 100 goals and 200 goals faster than any other player in La Liga history, this record becomes even more impressive as it shows that from the moment he joined Real Madrid in 2009, he has been consistently scoring goals.
The fact that he has done it at an unprecedented rate of 1.05 goals per game means that it would require another individual to perform at an even higher level than Ronaldo has done for nearly a decade, and chances are that it will stay unbroken.
With the Portuguese behemoth currently sitting at 307 La Liga goals in 288 games, he is showing few signs of slowing down and this record can only get stretched further.
#3 Scoring 50 goals for 6 consecutive seasons in a Top-5 league
Being the quickest player to score 300 La Liga goals isn't the only indicator of what an unparalleled goal scorer Ronaldo is. His feat of scoring 50 goals in a season for 6 consecutive seasons in a top league is a truly mind blowing accomplishment
To make this achievement stand out even more, Lionel Messi has only managed to do this consecutively for 3 seasons.
To score 50 goals in one season is remarkable, but to do it in 6 consecutive seasons at the highest level of football is beyond belief and for that reason it will be a virtually impossible record to break in the future.
Ronaldo's six consecutive seasons where he hit at least 50 goals:
10/11: 54 apps 53 goals
11/12: 55 apps 60 goals
12/13: 55 apps 55 goals
13/14: 47 apps 51 goals
14/15: 54 apps 61 goals
15/16: 48 apps 51 goals
#4 Scoring more than 10 Champions League goals in 7 consecutive seasons
The Champions League is the competition that Cristiano Ronaldo performs at his highest level, and this is evidenced by numerous records he holds in the most elite club tournament.
None of these achievements illustrate his dominance more than his record of scoring more than 10 goals a season for seven consecutive seasons in the Champions League.
To put this record into greater context, no other player has managed to achieve this feat for more than 2 seasons despite the tournament being over 60 years old and it is for this reason that it seems highly unlikely that this record will be broken even in the future.
In addition, with Ronaldo still dominating the Champions League in terms of scoring, it is almost certain that he will extend this record - thereby making it even harder to break.