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Cristiano Ronaldo's Records

Cristiano Ronaldo is at that stage of his career where any match he plays and any goal he scores creates a new record. Records have been following this super human lately. Cristiano is arguably one of the best if not the best to ever play football. He is not just a good footballer but a great athlete.


Cristiano Ronaldo's Playing History


Sporting CP



Ronaldo earned his place in the youth team of Sporting CP at the age of 16, after he was promoted by the first-team manager. Ronaldo became the first sporting CP player to play in the under-16, under-17, under-18, B-team and the first team before finally graduating into the senior team in the year 2002.


His exploits for Sporting CP brought him into prominence and some of the biggest clubs in England like Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United started courting him. Ronaldo’s representative spoke with then-Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier and Barcelona president, Joan Laporta on signing him. The Arsenal Manager also met with Ronaldo to discuss a possible transfer.


Manchester United



Cristiano Ronaldo played in a UEFA Champions League against Manchester United, in 2003. Alex Ferguson was impressed by Ronaldo’s performance in a 3-1 defeat of Manchester United in August 2003 and brought him to the club in the same year.


Cristiano Ronaldo became one of Manchester United’s most important players during his six-year stint at the club and during that time the club became one of the most successful clubs in Europe as it won three league titles on the trot as well as the UEFA Champions League in 2008.


Real Madrid



In 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo became the most expensive player in the world after Spanish giant Real Madrid paid Manchester United £80 million to bring him to Madrid. He scored 33 goals in his very first season.


In the following season, he ended the Spanish league season with 40 goals, which became a record in the league’s history and helped Real Madrid win the Copa Del Rey.


In the Champions League, Ronaldo scored 17 goals that made him the highest scorer ever in a single season of the tournament. He won three back-to-back Champions League titles with Real Madrid and four in total with the Spanish Club.


Juventus



After rumors of an imminent move from Real Madrid, Ronaldo secured a 100 million Euros transfer to Juventus which also included an additional 12 million euros in fee and contributions to Ronaldo’s youth club. His transfer was the highest for a player above 30 years old.


Ronaldo attributed his move to Juventus to the need for a new challenge, but later said he opted for a transfer due to a lack of support from the club president. He debuted for Juventus in a Serie A goal against Chievo on August 18, 2018. In his first Champions League appearance for Juventus, he was sent off due to violent conduct.

Who has more records Ronaldo or Messi?

Cristiano RonaldoAwardsLionel Messi
5Ballon d'Or6
2The Best FIFA Men's Player1
4European Golden Shoe6
0World Cup Golden Ball1
4UEFA Player of the Year3
14FIFPro World XI14
4Player of the Year (league)6

The individual battle between Ronaldo and Messi has been the defining feature of modern football for the past decade and more.


Messi went ahead of Ronaldo in the Ballon d'Or stakes when he won his sixth in 2019 and it looks likely that he will stay ahead, with the 2020 award cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning the next chance Ronaldo has of winning is 2021, by which point he will be nearly 37.


Ronaldo does boast more of FIFA's new 'The Best' awards and has been crowned UEFA Player of the Year on more occasions, but Messi has won more league Player of the Year accolades. Of course, it must be said that Ronaldo has won the Player of the Year award in England, Spain and Italy.


Messi has got his hands on the European Golden Shoe a record six times, which is two more than Ronaldo, and is marginally ahead of his rival overall, but the fact that both have been on the FIFPro World XI 14 times is an illustration of how closely fought the battle has been.

What records Cristiano Ronaldo has broken?

  1. All-time leading scorer
  2. Most capped Portuguese player
  3. All-time top scorer for Portugal – 103
  4. Most international goals by a European player – 103
  5. Most appearances at European Championship tournament
  6. Most goals in European Championships history
  7. Most European Championship matches scored in
  8. Oldest scorer of a World Cup hat-trick
  9. All-time top scorer for Real Madrid – 450 goals
  10. All-time top scorer for Real Madrid in a single season – 61 goals
  11. Most hat-tricks in Real Madrid history – 44
  12. Fastest player to score 150 goals in La Liga – 140 games
  13. Fastest player to score 200 goals in La Liga – 178 games
  14. Fastest player to score 250 goals in La Liga – 228 games
  15. Fastest player to score 300 goals in La Liga – 286 games
  16. First player to score 50+ goals in the Premier League, La Liga & Serie A
  17. First player to reach 100 Champions League wins
  18. All-time Champions League top scorer – 134 goals
  19. Most Champions League assists of all time – 37
  20. First player to score 10+ Champions League goals for three different clubs
  21. First player to score 100 club goals in three different countries
  22. Most goals in a single Champions League season – 17
  23. Most seasons as Champions League top scorer – 7
  24. Only player to score in all six games of a Champions League group stage - 2017/18
  25. Fastest to 100 goals in Juventus history - 131 games
  26. Most goals in Champions League finals – 4
  27. Most consecutive seasons with 10+ goals in Europe’s top five leagues – 15 seasons
  28. Most appearances in UEFA Team of the Year – 15
  29. All-time top scorer for Juventus in a single season – 37 goals
  30. Fastest player to score 50 goals in Serie A – 61 appearances



Comments

"My absolute favorite player is Cristiano Ronaldo" – 22-year-old Swiss dubbed as the world's 'most beautiful footballer' lavishes praise on Manchester United superstar
"My absolute favorite player is Cristiano Ronaldo" – 22-year-old Swiss dubbed as the world's 'most beautiful footballer' lavishes praise on Manchester United superstar

"My absolute favorite player is Cristiano Ronaldo" – 22-year-old Swiss dubbed as the world's 'most beautiful footballer' lavishes praise on Manchester United superstar

"Nobody has done what he has" - What Zidane said about best ever player debate dominated by Messi and Ronaldo resurfaces as PSG links emerge
"Nobody has done what he has" - What Zidane said about best ever player debate dominated by Messi and Ronaldo resurfaces as PSG links emerge

"Nobody has done what he has" - What Zidane said about best ever player debate dominated by Messi and Ronaldo resurfaces as PSG links emerge

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema names his best-ever teammate and toughest opponent
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema names his best-ever teammate and toughest opponent

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema names his best-ever teammate and toughest opponent

"A sensational player" - Bayern Munich star Jamal Musiala makes interesting claim involving Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
"A sensational player" - Bayern Munich star Jamal Musiala makes interesting claim involving Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

"A sensational player" - Bayern Munich star Jamal Musiala makes interesting claim involving Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

“Do you even watch football?” – Fans react furiously after feeling Cristiano Ronaldo was ‘robbed’ off Premier League Player of the Season nomination
“Do you even watch football?” – Fans react furiously after feeling Cristiano Ronaldo was ‘robbed’ off Premier League Player of the Season nomination

“Do you even watch football?” – Fans react furiously after feeling Cristiano Ronaldo was ‘robbed’ off Premier League Player of the Season nomination

Micah Richards and Alan Shearer choose between Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry while naming greatest ever PFA Players’ Player of the Year award winners
Micah Richards and Alan Shearer choose between Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry while naming greatest ever PFA Players’ Player of the Year award winners

Micah Richards and Alan Shearer choose between Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry while naming greatest ever PFA Players’ Player of the Year award winners

5 players with the most knockout goals in a single Champions League season
5 players with the most knockout goals in a single Champions League season

5 players with the most knockout goals in a single Champions League season

“I didn’t say that” - Cristiano Ronaldo rubbishes ‘I’m not finished’ comments after Manchester United vs Brentford
“I didn’t say that” - Cristiano Ronaldo rubbishes ‘I’m not finished’ comments after Manchester United vs Brentford

“I didn’t say that” - Cristiano Ronaldo rubbishes ‘I’m not finished’ comments after Manchester United vs Brentford

“His all round performance has been outstanding” – Gary Neville labels Manchester United star as ‘phenomenon’ during special praise after Brentford win
“His all round performance has been outstanding” – Gary Neville labels Manchester United star as ‘phenomenon’ during special praise after Brentford win

“His all round performance has been outstanding” – Gary Neville labels Manchester United star as ‘phenomenon’ during special praise after Brentford win

Manchester United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo statistically ranked as the 88th best player in Europe this season
Manchester United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo statistically ranked as the 88th best player in Europe this season

Manchester United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo statistically ranked as the 88th best player in Europe this season

"Should be leaving the club" - Victor Ikpeba explains why Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United return was a mistake
"Should be leaving the club" - Victor Ikpeba explains why Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United return was a mistake

"Should be leaving the club" - Victor Ikpeba explains why Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United return was a mistake

"Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo had those numbers" - Sergio Aguero picks his 2022 Ballon d'Or winner
"Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo had those numbers" - Sergio Aguero picks his 2022 Ballon d'Or winner

"Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo had those numbers" - Sergio Aguero picks his 2022 Ballon d'Or winner

How Manchester United could line-up against Liverpool
How Manchester United could line-up against Liverpool

How Manchester United could line-up against Liverpool

"Time to unbalance the scale" - Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo makes brilliant claim after scoring 60th career hat-trick
"Time to unbalance the scale" - Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo makes brilliant claim after scoring 60th career hat-trick

"Time to unbalance the scale" - Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo makes brilliant claim after scoring 60th career hat-trick

Ronaldo, Messi and more: 5 active players with most hat-tricks (2022)
Ronaldo, Messi and more: 5 active players with most hat-tricks (2022)

Ronaldo, Messi and more: 5 active players with most hat-tricks (2022)

“This was out of character” – Noel Whelan hits out at Cristiano Ronaldo for antics after Manchester United’s defeat at Everton 
“This was out of character” – Noel Whelan hits out at Cristiano Ronaldo for antics after Manchester United’s defeat at Everton 

“This was out of character” – Noel Whelan hits out at Cristiano Ronaldo for antics after Manchester United’s defeat at Everton 

4 players who have scored back-to-back hat-tricks in the Champions League
4 players who have scored back-to-back hat-tricks in the Champions League

4 players who have scored back-to-back hat-tricks in the Champions League

On This Day: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to European goal-scoring record
On This Day: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to European goal-scoring record

On This Day: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to European goal-scoring record

“Couldn’t care less, he earns 500k weekly” – Manchester United fans show no sympathy towards Cristiano Ronaldo as picture of bruised leg surfaces
“Couldn’t care less, he earns 500k weekly” – Manchester United fans show no sympathy towards Cristiano Ronaldo as picture of bruised leg surfaces

“Couldn’t care less, he earns 500k weekly” – Manchester United fans show no sympathy towards Cristiano Ronaldo as picture of bruised leg surfaces

7 players who have scored more than 10 goals in a single Champions League campaign
7 players who have scored more than 10 goals in a single Champions League campaign

7 players who have scored more than 10 goals in a single Champions League campaign

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