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7 unique records held by Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo

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Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been an inspiration for one and all for more than a decade. The 35-year-old has mesmerised fans with his brilliance, and his impact at Manchester United, Real Madrid and now Juventus is unmatchable. 

Ronaldo has won a pile of titles at each of the three big clubs he has featured for. The Portuguese developed into a worldwide sensation under former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, before making a move to Real Madrid. After enjoying a lot of success in the Spanish capital, Ronaldo joined Serie A giants Juventus in 2018.

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Alongside Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the greatest footballer of the modern era. A hard worker, the forward has a beast mentality and that is something which has worked for him. Highly versatile, Ronaldo has enjoyed success at both club and country level. Besides netting 626 club goals, he has also scored 99 times for Portugal.

He is one of the greatest to have graced the Premier League, La Liga and the Serie A, besides the UEFA Champions League. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is an unstoppable force even at the age of 35. He could still go on to establish his name in the record books for several years to come.

In this article, we look at seven unique records held by Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

#7 Ronaldo has scored the most goals in the Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo has amassed a total of 128 goals in the UEFA Champions League. He is the highest goalscorer in the history of the competition and is the only player besides Messi (114) to have scored 100-plus goals in the UCL. Notably, Ronaldo has won five Champions Leagues in his career.

#6 Ronaldo is Real Madrid’s all-time leading goalscorer

The 35-year-old scored a staggering 450 goals for Real Madrid across all competitions. He achieved the mark in just 438 games. Ronaldo also has scored the highest number of goals for Los Blancos in La Liga (311). He is only the second player in La Liga history to have amassed 300-plus goals at a ratio of 1.07.

#5 Ronaldo has scored 50-plus goals for six consecutive seasons

Cristiano Ronaldo’s nine-year stay at Real Madrid was filled with enormous goalscoring attributes. His desire and hunger were unmatchable. The Portuguese scored 50-plus goals for six consecutive seasons for the Spanish club between 2010-11 to 2015-16. Ronaldo’s tally for the six seasons are – 53, 60, 55, 51, 61 and 51.

#4 Ronaldo has the second-most hat-tricks in La Liga and the joint-most in Champions League

The Portuguese ace has registered the second-most hat-tricks in La Liga, with the 35-year-old netting 34 hat-tricks in the Spanish top-flight. Lionel Messi has the record for most La Liga trebles (36). Meanwhile, the duo holds the record of netting the most Champions League hat-tricks (8).

#3 Ronaldo holds several goalscoring records at Real Madrid

Besides scoring the most number of goals for Real Madrid in the club’s history and also the most in La Liga, Cristiano Ronaldo is Los Balncos’ highest goalscorer in the Champions League (105). His 61-goal tally across all competitions in the 2014-15 season is another club record. He has also netted the most league goals in a campaign (48).

#2 Ronaldo has scored in three Champions League final 

The Portuguese sensation is the only player to score in three Champions League finals. He holds the record for scoring in all six group stage matches in a single Champions League campaign too. Ronaldo has managed to score in 11 straight Champions League games and also holds the all-time record for most goals in a single UCL season (17) in 2013-14.

#1 Ronaldo holds a distinct record in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A

The four-time European Golden Shoe winner has been adjudged the Player of the Season in England, Spain and Italy. Cristiano Ronaldo won the Premier League Player of the Season award twice at Manchester United. He won La Liga Best Player in 2013-14 and Serie A Footballer of the Year in 2019.

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