Cristiano Ronaldo has broken and set the most records in football, the Portuguese forward already has the most goals in football history. Cristiano Ronaldo has set records at every club he played for, he’s still extending his record for the most goals scored in the Champions League. He has set few records since he rejoined Manchester United this summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo keeps providing that he should be counted among the best football player in history. No doubt, he’s among the best in the world but some might object him being the best player in the world. Here are some of the records he has set.
1. Scoring Against The Most Opponents In The Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo scored against his 38th opponent in the Champions League yesterday. The Portuguese forward has faced Atalanta in the Italian Serie A but hasn’t played against them in the Champions League. He scored the winning goal in the final minutes of the match as Manchester United earned all three points against Atalanta.
2. Scoring Against The Most Nations
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored against 46 different nations, it was recorded as the most in football history. He scored against Qatar in a friendly match earlier this month and set the international record. The Portuguese legend has scored against almost all the nations he face in any international competition, I could be a friendly match, and UEFA competition or the FIFA World Cup.
3. The Most Goals Scored In Men’s International Matches
Cristiano Ronaldo was initially shared the record with Ali Daei of Iran who scored 109 goals between 1996 and 2006. Cristiano Ronaldo broke the record after he scored against Ireland on the 1st of September 2021. Yes, Cristiano Ronaldo already signed for Manchester United on the 31st of August before he broken the record.
4. The Most Consecutive Ballon d’or Nomination
Cristiano Ronaldo has won five ballon d’or awards, only Lionel Messi has won more than the Portuguese forward. Since he became a star at Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has been on the ballon d’or nomination list. He has been a nominee since his first nomination that’s a record of 17 years in a row for the Portuguese player.
5. The Only Manchester United Player to Score In 3 Consecutive Champions League games
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in three out of three of Manchester United’s group fixtures so far this season. The Portuguese forward scored two winning goals against Villarreal and Atalanta. After 14 years, Cristiano Ronaldo breaks his own record of being the only Manchester United player to score in 3 consecutive UCL games.