Every game has it’s legends who make the game more beautiful. Football is the most loved game in the world and it’s much more loved because of the players like CR7. The Portuguese sensation is considered as one of the most popular athletes in the history. The handsome looking footballer has more than 122 million followers on Facebook and 177 million followers on Instagram. The 34 years old forward is yet to get old and is as fierce as a 24 years’ young man. He is one of the two players in the history along with Leo Messi to win 5 Ballon d’Or. In this article, we will bring you the top 10 amazing records of Cristiano Ronaldo.
#Top 10 Amazing Records of Cristiano Ronaldo:
#1. Only Man Utd Player to Win the European Golden Shoe Award: The Portugal international is the only Man Utd player in the history to win the European Golden Shoe Award. He received the award in 2008 for scoring 31 goals in the 2007-08 English Premier League season. It’s also the highest number of goals scored by a Red Devils in a 38-match league season.
#2. Only Player in the History to Score in 11 Consecutive UCL Games: The superstar remains the only player in the history to score in 11 consecutive UCL games. The former Madrid talisman begins the streak with a goal against his current team Juventus in the 2017 UCL final. Then he creates the record by scoring in 10 matches on the trot in the very next season. He netted the ball in all 6 league stage matches as well as in both legs against PSG and his running team Juventus.
#3. Record UCL Appearance by an Outfield Player: The Madeira born footballer also holds the record of the most UCL appearance by an outfield player. He surpassed Xavi Hernandez with his 152nd appearance when he featured for the Blancos against Bayern Munich in the second leg of the semifinal of the 2017-18 season.
#4. The First Player to Win 5 UCL Titles: He is the first player to win 5 UCL Titles. The record-smashing star has won his maiden European top tier club title with Man Utd in 2008. Then he won the other fours with Real Madrid. Moreover, he became the part of the side that won the trophy thrice on the trot.
#5. First European to Score in 9 Consecutive International Major Tournaments: It’s another record for the Portugal skipper. He has scored in 9 consecutive International major tournaments. The list includes 4 FIFA World Cup events in 2006, 2010, 2014 as well as 2018. The list furthermore includes 4 UEFA Euro events in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Another international major tournament in which he got to score, was the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
#6. Oldest Hat-trick Scorer in World Cup: CR7 is also the Oldest hat-trick scorer in World Cup. In his nation’s opening match in 2018 WC against Spain, the Portugal skipper scored a hat-trick. On that moment he was 33 years and 4 months old, which made him the oldest hat-trick hero of this competition.
#7. Top Scoring European International: Cristiano is the highest-scoring European in the international arena. He is sitting at the top with his 88 nettings for his national team from his 158 appearances. He went past Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas who put the ball on 84 occasions for Hungary.
#8. The Most Expensive Player Above the Age of 30: Ron makes a record not only on the field but also off the field. He put behind the likes of Gabriel Batistuta, Diego Milito to become the most expensive player above the age of 30. Juventus brought him in from Real Madrid for €100 million.
#9. Fastest Player in Juventus History to Score 10 Goals in Debut Season: He took only 16 matches to score 10 goals for the Bianconeris in his opening season for the club. He put behind Philippo Inzaghi to make himself the fastest player in Juve history to score 10 goals in the debut season.
#10. The First Player to Win 100 UCL Matches: The iconic footballer is the only player so far in the history to taste 100 UCL victories. In Juve’s 1-0 victory over Valencia, he made this record. He is also the highest scorer of that competition with 124 goals.