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Cristiano Ronaldo: 120 Incredible Records & Achievements, Wiki, Professional Career, Top 27 Facts ⚽🔥🇵🇹

Cristiano Ronaldo: 120 Incredible Records & Achievements, Wiki, Professional Career, Top 27 Facts ⚽🔥🇵🇹

Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese footballer, is widely regarded as one of the best players to have ever played the game, and his performances over the past decade have only served to strengthen that belief among football fans.

Andrew Harger
Jul 07, 2021

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Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese footballer, is widely regarded as one of the best players to have ever played the game, and his performances over the past decade have only served to strengthen that belief among football fans. 

Ronaldo grew up in Madeira, Portugal, but after graduating from Sporting CP's youth system, he was immediately signed by Manchester United after their legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson noticed his winger talent. Ronaldo spent six years at Manchester United, where he honed his skills as a skilled, fast, and lethal winger capable of scoring goals and creating chances for his teammates. 

Before moving to Real Madrid as the world's most expensive player, he won numerous trophies for Manchester United and even shone for Portugal. He has smashed some of the most important goal-scoring records in Real Madrid's history, as well as leading the club to significant trophies. 

Ronaldo also serves as the captain of the Portuguese national team, which won Euro 2016 for the first time in their history. He has also received numerous individual awards, confirming his status as one of the world's best footballers.

Ronaldo World Records & Achievements

  • 7 goals were scored in the Club World Cup
  • Four goals have been scored in the Club World Cup Finals (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • 4 (2008, 2014, 2016, 2017) Club World Cup trophies (shared with Toni Kroos)
  • Only player in history to score in three Club World Cups: 2008, 2016, and 2017. (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • Only player to win two Golden Boots at the Club World Cup.
  • Thirteen appearances in the FIFPro World XI (2007-2019). (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • 12 times among the top three candidates for the Ballon d'Or (2007-2009, 2011-2019). (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • The most points in the Ballon d'Or voting: 946. (2017)
  • In the Ballon d'Or vote, the largest victory margin was 429 points (2016)
  • 32 international goals in a calendar year (club and national team) (2017)
  • In a Club World Cup final, he is the only player to score a hat-trick (2016)
  • First player in a professional league to score 40 goals in two consecutive seasons
  • The first person to score in each minute of a game is the winner.
  • League Title, UEFA Cup, League Supercup, League Cup, League MVP, Golden Boot, Ballon d'Or, and FIFA World Cup are the only trophies he has won at two separate teams (Completed on December 20th, 2014)
  • Only player in history to score 60 or more goals four times in a calendar year (consecutively from 2011 to 2014)
  • For the first time in his career, a player has scored more than 50 goals in four consecutive seasons.
  • Only player in history to score 50 or more goals in five straight seasons.
  • Only player in history to score 50 or more goals in six straight seasons.

Ronaldo European Records 

  • The UEFA Champions League has the most hat-tricks with eight (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • Only player in a single Champions League season (2017/18) to score in every group stage match.
  • Only player in Champions League history to score 15 or more goals in a single year (did it 3 times: 2013, 2015, 2017)
  • Three UEFA Best Player Awards have been given to him.
  • Most top scorer honors in the Champions League: 7
  • Only player to finish as the top scorer in the Champions League for six consecutive seasons (2012/13 - 2017/18).
  • In the Champions League, the most goals scored against a single opponent.
  • Against Juventus, ten goals were scored.
  • Only player in UEFA Champions League history to score back-to-back hat-tricks in the knockout rounds (Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid in 2017)
  • In the UEFA Champions League knockout stage, he became the first player to score 50 goals.
  • In the UEFA Champions League knockout stage, he became the first player to achieve 40 goals.
  • In the UEFA Champions League, he became the first player to score 100 goals.
  • In European competition, he was the first player to score 100 goals (97 UCL goals, 1 UCL qualifier goal, 2 UEFA Super Cup goals when record was achieved)
  • The UEFA Champions League has the most quarter-final goals with 20.
  • The only player in the history of a major European league to score 30+ goals in six straight seasons.
  • In a single Champions League season, the following players have scored the most hat-tricks:
  • In 2015/16, he scored three hat-tricks.
  • In the UEFA Champions League, the following players have scored the most free kicks:
  • 12 goals from free kicks
  • The fastest player in Europe's top five leagues to score 350 goals for a single club (335 games)
  • 12 appearances in the UEFA Team of the Year
  • The most appearances in the UEFA Team of the Year: 11 times in a row (2007-2017)
  • In a single season, the most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League group stage:  total of 11 goals
  • The most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League in a calendar year: 19 in 2017.
  • For the first time in Champions League history, a player has scored at least 10 goals in each of the five seasons (did it consecutively)
  • For the first time in Champions League history, a player has scored at least 10 goals in each of the six seasons (did it consecutively)
  • For the first time in Champions League history, a player has scored at least 10 goals in each of the seven seasons (did it consecutively)
  • In a single Champions League season, the most hat-tricks in the group stage: two (shared with Luiz Adriano and Lionel Messi)
  • There have been 29 braces in the Champions League's history.
  • 130 goals have been scored in the Champions League's history.
  • 17 penalties have been scored in the Champions League's history.
  • 17 goals scored in a single European Cup season (2013/14)
  • In 11 UEFA Champions League appearances, he has scored in a row.
  • Only player in history to win the European Golden Shoe in two separate leagues (EPL with Man Utd and La Liga with Real Madrid)
  • In the history of the European Cup, he is the only player to score for two separate winning teams.
  • 60 goals have been scored in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.
  • The UEFA Champions League has the most headed goals with 20.
  • 14 wins in a row in the UEFA Champions League are the most in the competition's history.
  • Portugal has scored the most goals in the Uefa European Championships, with 29 goals.
  • Scored in 12 straight UEFA Champions League away matches.
  • Only player to have been a finalist in every edition of the UEFA Best Player in Europe award (2010-2017)
  • 133 goals in European tournaments (including Uefa Super Cup and Champions League qualifiers): all-time leading scorer.
  • The first player in the history of a major European league to score 30 goals in five straight seasons.
  • Player to score 200 goals in one of Europe's top five leagues in the shortest amount of time (La Liga)
  • Player to score 250 goals in one of Europe's top five leagues in the shortest amount of time (La Liga)
  • 13 goals were scored in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

Ronaldo Real Madrid Records 

  • The most goals scored in a Madrid derby are 21.
  • Only player in Real Madrid history to score a hat-trick in a Champions League knockout round encounter (Shared with Ronaldo Nazario)
  • Real Madrid has the fastest hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League with an 11-minute hat-trick.
  • 523 goals scored by Real Madrid's all-time top goalscorer
  • In the Champions League, he is the all-time leading goalscorer for Real Madrid.
  • 115 goals were scored.
  • Real Madrid's best scorer in La Liga history: 371 goals.
  • Real Madrid has the most goals scored in a season in all competitions with 61.
  • Real Madrid has the most goals scored in a single La Liga season with 48.
  • Real Madrid has the most hat-tricks in a single season with eight.
  • Real Madrid's fastest player to achieve 50 league goals
  • Real Madrid's fastest player to achieve 100 league goals
  • Real Madrid's fastest player to reach 200 official goals
  • Real Madrid's fastest player to reach 250 official goals
  • Real Madrid's first player to score in each of the first four league matches of a season.
  • Real Madrid's first player to score 30 league goals in two [consecutive] seasons.
  • Seasons in La Liga
  • Real Madrid's first player to score 30 league goals in three [consecutive] seasons.
  • Seasons in La Liga
  • Real Madrid's first player to score 30 league goals in four [straight] seasons.
  • Seasons in La Liga
  • Real Madrid's first player to score 30 league goals in five [straight] seasons.
  • Seasons in La Liga
  • The most goals scored in a league match in a row is 14 goals.
  • The most goals scored in a row in a league match: 15 goals.
  • Real Madrid has scored in ten consecutive league game weeks.
  • Real Madrid has now scored in 11 straight league games.
  • Real Madrid's first player to score on every single day of the week
  • Real Madrid has the most goals scored in away league matches of any team in the world.
  • 2 goals have been scored in UEFA Super Cup matches.
  • La Liga has the most hat-tricks with 35.
  • Real Madrid's first player to win two European Golden Shoes
  • Real Madrid's first player to win three European Golden Shoes
  • Real Madrid's first player to win four European Golden Shoes.
  • For the first time in a season, a player has scored more than 50 goals.
  • For the first time in two seasons, a player has scored more than 50 goals (did it consecutively)
  • For the first time in three seasons, a player has scored more than 50 goals (did it consecutively)
  • For the first time in four seasons, a player has scored more than 50 goals (did it consecutively)
  • For the first time in five seasons, a player has scored more than 50 goals (did it consecutively)
  • For the first time in six seasons, a player has scored more than 50 goals (did it consecutively)

Ronaldo Manchester United Records 

  • Manchester United has the most goals in a league season (38 games): 31.
  • Manchester United's record sale of a player is £80 million.
  • Manchester United's first and only European Golden Shoe winner
  • The first and only Manchester United player to win the Fifa World Player of the Year award, as well as the Fifa Puskas Award.

Ronaldo Records in Portugal

  • 30 goals have been scored in European World Cup qualifiers.
  • Portugal has the most caps with 170.
  • Portugal's all-time leading goal scorer with 102 goals.
  • Portugal's all-time leading scorer in UEFA Euro matches has scored nine goals.
  • The number of matches played at the UEFA European Championship finals is 21.
  • 17 matches have been played in World Cup finals.
  • 27 years, 8 months, and 11 days is the youngest player to reach 100 caps.
  • Only player to score in four World Cups for Portugal

Childhood & Early Life

Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Madeira, Portugal, on February 5, 1985, to José Dinis Aveiro and Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro. His father worked for the city as a gardener, and his mother worked as a cook. Ronaldo was the youngest of four children, with two daughters and a son.

Ronaldo was expelled from school after throwing a chair at his teacher and assaulting him. He had always been a keen footballer, and by the age of 14, he had made the decision to pursue a career as a professional footballer. Since he was eight years old, Ronaldo had been a member of Androrinha.

Cristiano Ronaldo joined the club ‘Nacional' in his home town of Madeira in 1995, and after a successful season with them, he moved on to one of the biggest clubs in Portugal, ‘Sporting CP,' after passing a trial.

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Known as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Cristiano has won his place among legends such as Pele, Maradona, and George Best. Also known as "CR7," he is frequently compared with Messi in a fiery debate about who is the best current player in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo is on track to earn more than $1 billion in his career from salary and endorsements, a record set by no other footballer. When he achieves that goal, he will join Floyd Mayweather ($1 billion), Michael Schumacher ($1 billion), Jack Nicklaus ($1.15 billion), Arnold Palmer ($1.35 billion), Tiger Woods ($1.65 billion), and Michael Jordan ($2+ billion) as members of the $1 billion athlete club. 

Professional Career

Cristiano Ronaldo made his first appearance for Sporting Lisbon's first team at the age of 17, scoring twice in a 3-0 victory. Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson became adamant to sign the young player after Sporting defeated them 3-1 in 2003. At the start of the next season, Ronaldo joined Manchester United for a record-breaking fee for a teenager in English football. He made his Red Devils debut as a substitute in a 4-0 win, scoring his first goal with a free-kick. 

Despite asking for a move in the 2006-2007 season, Ronaldo continued to play for Manchester United and changed his style of play. He scored over 20 goals and won the Premier League title during this season. The following season, he won the Champions League for the first time and set a new club record with 42 goals. For the 2008-2009 season, Ronaldo stayed at the club for another year. 

Ronaldo subsequently joined Real Madrid, his boyhood club, for a record-breaking transfer fee at the time. He scored in each of his first four games for the club, setting another record.

He ended his debut season with Real Madrid with 33 goals. Next season, he became the first Real Madrid player to score more than 40 goals. He broke his own records the following year, scoring 60 goals in all competitions. He ended 2013 with 69 goals, winning the Ballon d'Or for the first time after more years of success. Ronaldo left Real Marid in 2018, having won several awards and breaking numerous records. 

He then joined Juventus, finishing his debut season with 21 goals and 8 assists. In 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo began his second season at Juventus. Ronaldo has also had a successful international career, winning the Euro Cup in 2016 as a result of his efforts. Ronaldo has taken on a more leadership role in the Portuguese team, frequently displaying extraordinary levels of passion and commitment. 

Cristiano Ronaldo played for Sporting CP at all levels, including under-16, under-17, under-18, the B-team, and the first team, before finally graduating to the senior team in 2002. He scored two goals in his league debut and announced his arrival on the big scene.

His exploits for Sporting CP brought him into prominence and some of the biggest clubs in England like Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United began courting him. 

In 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo took part in a UEFA Champions League match against Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson, the manager of the English club Manchester United, was impressed by his performance and brought him to the club the following year. Ronaldo scored three league goals and also scored in the FA Cup final to help Manchester United win the trophy in his first season. Ronaldo scored two goals for Portugal in the European Championships a year after joining Manchester United, as the team finished runners-up on home soil. 

During Cristiano Ronaldo's six years at Manchester United, he became one of the club's most important players, and the club became one of Europe's most successful clubs, winning three league titles in a row and the UEFA Champions League in 2008. Ronaldo became one of the best players in the world after scoring 84 goals in 196 league games for the club. 

Cristiano Ronaldo was a key member of the Portuguese national team during the 2006 World Cup, helping them reach the semifinals and scoring one goal. He was elected captain of the national team the following year, but he only scored one goal in the European Championships that followed, as the team crashed out in the quarter finals. 

Cristiano Ronaldo became the world's most expensive player in 2009 after Real Madrid paid Manchester United £80 million to carry him to the Spanish capital. In his first season, he scored 33 goals. He scored 40 goals in the Spanish league the following season, a record in the league's history, and helped Real Madrid win the Copa del Rey. 

Cristiano Ronaldo was the captain of Portugal at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, but he had a quiet game, scoring just one goal as the team was eliminated in the round of 16 by Spain. In 2012, he was the team's key inspiration, scoring three goals to lead Portugal to the European Championships semifinals, where they were defeated by Spain in a penalty shootout. 

In 2012, Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid win the Spanish league title and it proved to be his first league title with the club. He scored 60 goals in all competitions in the season as Real Madrid cantered to the title with 100 points. He followed it up the next season with a total of 55 goals in all competitions. 

The season that began in 2013 was especially memorable for Ronaldo, as he scored a total of 51 goals while also helping Real Madrid win the prestigious UEFA Champions League for the 10th time. Ronaldo scored 17 goals in the Champions League, making him the tournament's all-time leading scorer in a single season. In the competition as a whole, he has 89 goals. 

Cristiano Ronaldo had a disappointing 2014 World Cup, as Portugal was knocked out in the first round and he only scored one goal. In his career, he has scored 50 goals for Portugal, the most by any Portuguese player. Ronaldo was in superb form in the league seasons that began that year, scoring 61 goals in total and becoming the fastest player in the Spanish league to cross the 200-goal mark. He got there in 178 games. 

Style Of Play

Cristiano Ronaldo began his career as a winger, using his speed and trickery to beat players in one-on-one situations and deliver crosses into the box. From a young age, he was also known for his shooting ability, particularly when it came to long-range strikes and free kicks.

Cristiano invented his own signature free kick strategy, which involved striking the ball through the middle to establish an unpredictable flight route. 

Cristiano played as a typical central striker later in his career. Ronaldo's speed slowed as he got older, but he reinvented his game to be more of a "target poacher," finishing clinically inside the box. His ability to score from crosses, whether with soaring headers or stunning bicycle kicks, is particularly impressive. Cristiano Ronaldo's free-kick skills have deteriorated in recent years. 

Cristiano Ronaldo Awards And Trophies

Cristiano Ronaldo is regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time. He has won the Ballon D'Or five times, the highest award given to an individual soccer player. He has earned the Golden Boot four times, which is awarded to the player with the most goals in all leagues. Ronaldo has earned more of both of these awards than any other European player. 

Ronaldo has won 29 trophies in his career as of 2020, including six championship titles, five Champions League victories, a Euro Cup victory, and a Nations League victory. In 2018, he became the first player in history to win the Champions League five times. Cristiano Ronaldo's goal-scoring record is also unrivaled. 

By the year 2020, he will have scored over 700 goals for both club and country. He set records in both the Champions League and the Euro Cup, scoring 128 goals in the former and nine in the latter. At the age of 35, Ronaldo joined a select group of players who have appeared in over 1,000 matches and show no signs of slowing down. 

Cristiano Ronaldo Amazing Facts

A specialist in the field of flight. During his professional career, the striker has scored 107 goals with his head, including 65 for Real Madrid.

He is the all-time leading scorer for the Portuguese national team, having appeared in 147 games and scoring 79 goals.

It is difficult to score more than four goals in a single game. Only a few players may claim to have accomplished it. In two games, Cristiano has scored five goals. One is a match against Granada, while the other is a match versus Espanyol.

In all, Ronaldo has 27 goals in 18 games versus Sevilla, including all competitions.

Cristiano Ronaldo is Real Madrid's all-time leading scorer. In 421 games, 427 goals were scored.

Ronaldo has beaten Gorka Iraizoz the most times out of all the goalkeepers he has faced. The Basque goalkeeper has been faced 14 times and has given up 15 goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo has three Pichichi titles to his name. 2010/11, 2013/14, and 2014/15 are the three years. His finest season was the latter, when he scored 48 goals.

He shares the record for most Ballon d'Ors with Leo Messi. He has won five trophies in all, the latest two in a row.

Ronaldo scored 61 goals in the 2014/15 season, surpassing his previous record of 60 goals in the 2011/12 season.

Ronaldo has converted 77 of his 90 penalty kicks.

Ronaldo has scored 53 goals from direct free kicks, seven of which have been for Portugal. He has 33 goals for Real Madrid.

He made his national team debut against Kazakhstan when he was 17 years old. He's been a mainstay in the side since then.

His goals are scored with both his left and right feet and from any position. However, we might regard his good leg to be his right. He's scored 331 goals with it.

Cristiano Ronaldo has received six yellow cards in his career. The most recent occurred in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup final.

In all competitions, his greatest scoring streak was 11 games in a row in 2013/14. He scored a total of 15 goals in those games.

With the teams for which he has played, he has won 12 championships. European Championship, Club World Cup, Champions League, European Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, Portuguese Super Cup, LaLiga, Premier League, Community Shield, FA Cup, and English League Cup are among his accomplishments.

Real Madrid defeated Rayo Vallecano 10-2 on December 20, 2015. It is Cristiano Ronaldo's biggest triumph as a member of a squad. He was responsible for two goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo set the Champions League scoring record with 17 goals in the 2013/14 season. His squad was crowned winners that year.

During his professional career, he has faced 128 different opponents, including matches with his national team.

In 2003, Manchester United paid £12 million for him, a world record sum for a player his age.

Ronaldo became the fourth footballer - following Steven Gerrard, Pelé, and David Beckham - to be portrayed as a waxwork at Madame Tussauds London in June 2010, during the build-up to the World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo is a lightning quick player. He recently won the zigzag spring challenge by half a minute over a Spanish sprinter, Angel David Rodriguez, while narrowly losing the straight line to a professional sprinter.

In a season, Ronaldo will sprint 900 times more than an Olympic sprinter.

On take-off, Ronaldo generates 5G of G-force, which is five times the power of a cheetah in full flight. This allows him to jump 44cm from a standing start and 78cm with a run-up, which is 7cm higher than the typical NBA player.

His free-kick speed is around 13.1 kilometers per hour, which is comparable to the speed of a space shuttle when it launches.

During a training session, Ronaldo lifts about 23,055 kg of weight, which is the equivalent of 16 Toyota Prius vehicles. The guy never ceases to surprise us.

Ronaldo was rated #1 on Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid athletes in May 2014, with earnings of $73 million from wages, bonuses, and off-field profits over the preceding 12 months.

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