Breaking down all of Cristiano Ronaldo's 700 career goals after Luxembourg strike
Cristiano Ronaldo continues to scale new footballing heights. The Portugal captain, who is the all-time top-scorer in the UEFA Champions League and has the most international goals by an active player, scored his sixth goal of the ongoing UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers against Luxembourg in Lisbon.
In doing so, Ronaldo became the sixth player to score 700 goals in all competitions for club and country. The rare list is headed by Austrian Josef Biscan (805 goals), followed by Pele (779 goals), Romario (748 goals), Ferenc Puscas (709 goals) and Gerd Muller (701 goals).
Here is a breakdown of Ronaldo's goals for club and country
By club and country
In club football, Ronaldo has scored 606 goals in 812 appearances for four different clubs.
Ronaldo scored five goals in 31 games for his first professional club Sporting Lisbon in Portugal. This was followed by 118 goals in 292 appearances for Premier League outfit Manchester United, 451 goals in 438 games for La Liga giants Real Madrid, and 32 goals in 51 games for his present club Juventus of Italy.
Ronaldo has scored 94 goals in 161 appearances for his national team Portugal. Barring 17 goals which came in friendlies, all other goals for his country have come in competitive fixtures.
Ronaldo has scored in 14 different competitions for club and six different competitions, excluding friendlies, for country (Portugal). Here is the complete list:
Ronaldo has scored 606 goals in 14 different competitions during his time at Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. Here is list of the competitions where Ronaldo scored at least 10 goals.
#1: La Liga (312 goals)
In nine seasons with Real Madrid, Ronaldo amassed 312 La Liga goals in 292 appearances for the Spanish capital club. It is the second-highest goal tally in La Liga history, behind Lionel Messi's 420 goals in 455 appearances for Barcelona.
Ronaldo is the only player in the top-30 goalscorers in the history of La Liga to have a staggering goal per game ratio of 1.06. The former Real Madrid man won two La Liga titles, in 2011-12 and 2016-17.
# 2: UEFA Champions League (127 goals)
Ronaldo is the all-time top-scorer in the UEFA Champions League with 127 goals in 164 appearances for Manchester United (15 goals), Real Madrid (105 goals), and Juventus (seven goals).
The Portuguese winger has won five UEFA Champions League titles (2008-09 for Manchester United, 2013-14, 2015-16, 2016-17 to 2017-18 for Real Madrid) - which is the most in the modern era (1992-93 onwards).
# 3: Premier League (84 goals)
Ronaldo scored 84 goals in 196 appearances for Manchester United from 2003-04 to 2008-09.
During his time with the English club, the Portuguese player won three Premier League titles (2006-07 to 2008-09).
# 4: Serie A (24 goals)
Ronaldo has scored 24 Serie A goals in 37 appearances for Juventus, in 2018-19 and 2019-20 (ongoing).
Ronaldo won his first Serie A title in his maiden season with the Bianconeri in 2018-19.
# 5: Copa Del Rey (22 goals)
Ronaldo has scored 22 goals in 30 appearances in the Copa del Rey for Real Madrid.
He won the competition twice (2010-11 and 2013-14) for the capital club.
# 6: FA Cup (13 goals)
Ronaldo scored 13 goals in 26 FA Cup appearances for Manchester United.
The Portuguese player won the 2003-04 FA Cup title, in his first season with the English club.
# 7: Other club competitions
Ronaldo has scored a further 24 goals in 62 appearances in eight other club competitions. They are: seven in eight games in the FIFA Club World Cup, four in seven games in the Spanish Super Copa, four in 12 games in the English League Cup, three in 25 games in the Portuguese League, two in three games in the Portuguese Cup, two in two games in the UEFA Super Cup, one in four games in Champions League qualifying and one goal in one game in the Super Coppa Italia.
Ronaldo has scored 94 goals in 161 appearances for his native country of Portugal. The goals (excluding 17 goals in friendlies) have come in six different competitions. Here is the complete list:
#1 World Cup Qualifiers
Ronaldo has scored 30 goals in 38 FIFA World Cup qualifying games and reached the semi-finals of the competition in 2006.
#2 Euro Qualifiers
Ronaldo has an all-time leading tally of 26 goals in 32 Euro qualifying games.
#3 European Championships
Ronaldo has scored nine goals in 21 appearances in the Euros. Ronaldo won the Euros for Portugal in 2016 and was a finalist in 2004.
# 4: World Cup
Ronaldo has seven World Cup goals in 17 appearances in the competition.
# 5: UEFA Nations League
Ronaldo has three goals in two games in the UEFA Nations League.
# 6: FIFA Confederations Cup
Ronaldo has two goals in four games in the FIFA Confederations Cup.
NOTE: A deflected La Liga goal in 2010-11 against Real Sociedad has been attributed to the player by Marca, whereas other sites report it as an own goal.
Published 12 Oct 2019, 18:09 IST