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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is regarded as one of the best players in football history. He won everything there is to be won in football with Manchester United and Real Madrid, breaking all possible available records in the process.
He started his career in the Portuguese side Sporting CP before moving to Manchester United in 2003, where he won the heart of many football fans around the world, even the opponents’.
Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 for £80 million (€94 million) becoming the most expensive footballer in history that time.
The Madiera-born led also the Spanish giants to all available titles in domestic competition and international level, setting many world records under his belt that will take time to find anyone to break in football.
Let’s see the 11 incredible World records that Cristiano Ronaldo has been able to set so far.
11. Top goalscorer in the history of FIFA Club World Cup: 7 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo’s 7 goals in the Club World Cup make the Real Madrid star as the top scorer of the competition in its history, topping Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Cesar Delgado (5).
10. Back-to-back hat-tricks in the Champions League KO stages
Ronaldo became the first and only player ever to score back-to-back hat-tricks in the Champions League knockouts in 2017.
He scored three in Real’s Champions League match against Bayern Munich before netted another hat-trick to help Real Madrid demolish Atletico Madrid on their way to defending European title.
9. Two consecutive seasons with over 40 league goals!
The Portuguese became the first player to reach 40 league goals in two consecutive seasons when he scored 40 for Real Madrid in 2010–11 and 46 goals in the following campaign (2011–12).
8. First Player to score in every minute of a game
Cristiano Ronaldo is officially the first player to score in every minute of a game. The Portuguese star achieved this milestone when he netted in the seventh minute of Real Madrid’s 2-0 win against rivals Atletico Madrid in February 2013.
7. Only Player to win everything with two different clubs
Ronaldo is the only player to win the League title, Domestic Cup, Domestic Supercup, Champions League, Club World Cup, League Player of the Year, Golden Shoe and Ballon d’Or at two different clubs (Manchester United and Real Madrid).
6. Only player to score in three Champions League finals with two different clubs
Five-time Ballon d’Or holder set the record of being the only player in history to have scored in three Champions League finals. He did it in Moscow when Manchester United won the match on 6-5 penalties following a 1–1 draw after extra time.
The Portuguese international did the same during the 2013-14 season at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, when he scored the fourth goal in their 4-1 win over their capital rivals Atletico Madrid.
Finally, Ronaldo made the history following his strike in the 20th minute of Real Madrid’s 4-1 win against Juventus in Cardiff in 2017.
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