Stats: Comparing the Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United and Real Madrid
A lot has been said about Cristiano Ronaldo recently. He's been linked with a move (back) to Manchester United and PSG, he's shown his frustration with Rafael Benitez, he's dressed as a hobo in broad daylight nutmegging innocent passer-bys and many more!
He's also consistently proven he's a footballing genius beating everyone else in the world apart from his Liga-counterpart Lionel Messi – whom he rivals equally.
Ever since his high-profile move from Manchester United to Real Madrid, his on-field numbers have been staggering. Known world over as an extremely committed footballer, Ronaldo seems to get better and better with age. Much like wine. Or Andrea Pirlo.
He's completed six seasons in Madrid, the same amount of years he spent in Manchester, and it looks like the transformation from prodigy to legend is almost complete.
Here's a stat that might actually blow your mind. The number of hat-tricks he's scored for Real Madrid is 29 times the amount he scored for Manchester United. That sounds mightily impressive even after you're told that the number of hat-tricks he did score for Manchester United was 1.
|Team||Manchester United||Real Madrid|
|No of Seasons||6||6|
"He's 6'2", brave as a lion, strong as an ox, quick as lightning. If he was good looking you'd say he has everything!" said English football manager, Paul Jewell.
Having played at least 292 games for both teams, Ronaldo has scored nearly three times the goals for the Royal Whites than for the Red Devils. 318 goals for Real Madrid and 118 for Manchester United. His current average goal per game is a little over two and half times from when at Manchester with 1.05 and 0.4 respectively.
Another interesting stat would be the total number of KFC commercials he's endorsed. We know, we don't get it either.
One thing we do get however is this, Cristiano has gotten a lot better when donning the white of Real than when sporting the red of United.