Cristiano Ronaldo, one of football’s greatest players, broke countless records in his over two-decade-long career, cementing his place amongst the sport’s legends.
Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, having scored over 800 career goals. He holds the record for the most international goals with 118 strikes and is also the leading scorer in the UEFA Champions League with 140 goals. His lethal ability to find the back of the net has cemented his place in football history.
The 38-year-old holds numerous records for both his club and country, including the most appearances in the Champions League (140).
Most International Appearances (197)
Ronaldo started for Portugal in the Euro 2024 qualifier vs Liechtenstein, becoming the most-capped player in history. He has achieved his 197th international cap, surpassing Kuwaiti forward Bader Al-Mutawa, officially registering this record.
First Player to Score 800 Career Goals
In November 2022, Ronaldo made history by scoring his 800th career goal during a Premier League match against Arsenal. His remarkable achievement, combining club and country goals, makes him the first player ever to reach this milestone in the history of football. Ronaldo’s dedication and hard work have inspired countless fans around the world and set a new benchmark for excellence in the sport.
With determination and skill, he secured his place in history by scoring the 801st goal and sealing the victory from the penalty spot.
Most Champions League Appearances (183)
At the young age of 18 and 238 days, Ronaldo made his Champions League debut with Manchester United in 2003. He has since gone on to make more appearances than any other player, setting an inspiring example of dedication and perseverance in the world of football.
The dedication and passion he has shown for the game is truly inspiring. With a total of 183 appearances across three prestigious clubs, Real Madrid (101), Manchester United (59) and Juventus (23), he has proven to be a true champion.
Most Champions League wins (5)
Ronaldo has won the Champions League more times than any other player, earning him the nickname Mr. Champions League.
He won his first Champions League trophy with Manchester United in 2008 and added four more with Real Madrid.
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Only Player to Score in three Champions League Finals
“Ronaldo’s unwavering determination and skill have propelled him to score in every single Champions League final he’s played in, setting an inspiring example for aspiring footballers around the world.”
He holds the record for most goals in UEFA Champions League final matches, with four strikes: one for Manchester United and three for Real Madrid.
Most Champions League Goals (140)
With an impressive record of 140 strikes, the Portugal international holds the title of the all-time leading goalscorer in the Champions League.
Ronaldo’s remarkable achievement of scoring 105 goals in just 101 appearances for Real Madrid, averaging over a goal per game, inspires us to strive for excellence and push beyond our limits.
Hey there! Just wanted to share this cool fact with you – did you know that he scored a total of 35 goals in the UEFA Champions League? 21 of those were for Manchester United and 14 were for Juventus. Pretty impressive, right?
Most European Championship Finals (5)
At Euro 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo outperformed 22 other players who had appeared in four Euro tournaments when he started for Portugal against Hungary.
Having played in five consecutive tournaments from 2004 to 2020, he is poised to make history by becoming the first player to appear in six editions, should he compete in Germany in 2024.
Most Goals in European Championship Finals (14)
On June 12, 2004, Ronaldo made his debut appearance in the UEFA European Championship for Portugal against Greece. He scored his first goal for his country in that match. This marked the beginning of a successful international career for Ronaldo.
With 14 goals under his belt, he has now taken over the lead on the list of top Euros goal scorers, leaving Michel Platini’s 9 goals in the dust.
Most Euro and World Cup Final Goals Combined (22)
With an impressive record of 22 goals, CR7 has established himself as a remarkable scorer in international football, having scored 14 times in the European Championship and an additional 8 goals in the World Cup.
It’s a fact that no other player has scored as many goals as Ronaldo in both tournaments combined.
Most international goals in world football (118)
Ronaldo surpassed Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals in September 2021 with two goals against the Republic of Ireland.
He currently has 118 strikes and should score a few more before retiring. Lionel Messi is second among active players with 98 goals.