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Cristiano Ronaldo turns 34: 5 Guinness World Records held by the superstar

Jidonu Mauyon
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7.05K   //    07 Feb 2019, 11:14 IST

Cristiano Ronaldo turned 34 on Tuesday
Cristiano Ronaldo turned 34 on Tuesday

A household name on the lip of every football fan across Europe, Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to make name for himself with his explosive performances in the Serie A following his move from Real Madrid to Juventus during the summer. 

The attacker celebrated his 34th birthday yesterday, yet he is showing no signs of slowing down, having recorded an amazing 18 goals and 9 assists to his name in 29 appearances for the Italian champions across all competitions so far this season.  

With the buzz created by his birthday celebration still filling the air, we have also decided to join the train in celebrating one of the greatest footballers the world has ever seen and we are going to do that in a special way, taking a look into his illustrious career and reminding us of some of his incredible deeds in the sport.

Therefore, we present you 5 Guinness world records held by the Portuguese legend.


#5 Most goals in a UEFA Champions League season by an individual (17)

The attacker holds the record for the most Champions League goals scored in a single campaign
The attacker holds the record for the most Champions League goals scored in a single campaign

Cristiano Ronaldo isn't new to breaking and setting records for himself in the UEFA Champions League. The attacker dominated the European tournament during the past few years and set plenty of records, but the one he achieved during the 2013/2014 campaign helped to put his name into the Guinness Book.

That season, Ronaldo was at his incredible best, starting his European outing with a wonderful hat-trick against Galatasaray FC before firing a brace past FC Copenhagen in his second game. By the end of the group stage, he already had 9 goals to his name.

He continued with his incredible goalscoring form even in the knockout stages, scoring against the likes of Schalke 04, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich as well as Atletico Madrid in the final, as he led Real Madrid to claim the European Cup.

Ronaldo finished the campaign with a massive 17 Champions League goals to his name - a feat that entered into the Guinness Book of Records.

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Jidonu Mauyon
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Jidonu Mauyon is a football enthusiast from Nigeria, who writes for a lot of publications, including the likes of Sportainment, Cube Soccer, Give Me Sport, FootballXtra, and Sportskeeda. He is a great fan of Lionel Messi and he likes to write about Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool. He also covers a lot of topics relating to the EPL, La Liga, Seria A and the Ligue 1. He has been doing great in the field, helping to intensify the passion for the beautiful game by sharing his opinions with his fellow soccer fans across the globe. His works have earned him recognition, notably claiming the Best Essay Writer award in the 2015 Milo Sports Writing Competition. To him, his followers are his best friends and he would go a long way to ensure that he keeps them refreshed and entertained. You love football and he does too, why not follow him so you can burn the passion together?
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