Cristiano Ronaldo could not find the net on his Juventus debut but Serie A fans know the goals will come. The Portuguese impressed but Chievo goalkeeper and VAR kept him out. This will only make his home debut even bigger. The fans should also know that the five times World Player of the year has managed to set 9 records in 2018 alone so far. The question is how many more can he get by December 31st. Today, let’s take a look at the nine records set by Ronaldo in 2018 alone for club and country.
9. 45th International Free-kick
Cristiano Ronaldo is a perfect example of what patience is all about in a sport. The Portuguese tried 44 times to score via a free-kick in EUROs and World Cup finals. The critics said all they wanted but he kept trying to score. In the 45th attempt in the final minutes against Spain, he stepped up like he has done before and delivered a perfect free-kick. It was a perfect stage when the entire World is watching. He has already secured his name in the football hall of fame.
8. Top scorer in most UCL seasons- 7 Seasons
Cristiano Ronaldo has the record in UCL for most:
FK goals: 12
Final goals: 4
SF goals: 13
QF goals : 21
KO goals: 60
GS goals: 60*
Away goals: 55
Home goals: 61
Goals in a season: 17
Seasons as top scorer: 7
— Football Factly (@FootballFactly) May 27, 2018
Five times UEFA Champions League winner Cristiano Ronaldo did not score in the final but still finished top scorer in 2017/18 European season with 15 goals in 13 matches. This was the 7th time he has finished as the best scorer in Europe.
7. Goals in Consecutive games- 11 Matches
Cristiano Ronaldo in #UCL:
✔️ All-time top scorer (120)
✔️ Most goals in a single season (17)
✔️ Only player to score in 11 straight games
✔️ Third player to reach 150 appearances pic.twitter.com/lSAynSua5t
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) April 11, 2018
Bayern Munich somehow managed to stop Cristiano Ronaldo from scoring in his 12th match in UEFA Champions League last season. The Portuguese had netted in every match since 2016/17 final against Juventus at Cardiff. CR7 still came out with a record of scoring in 11 consecutive matches; the previous record was 10 games.
6. International Goals Record
85 – Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more international goals than any other European player in the history of football (85 goals for Portugal). Historic. #POR #MAR #PORMAR #Ronaldo #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/I3wsEJTGlQ
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo netted a hat-trick against Spain to secure a valuable point. CR7 scored a penalty, a superb left-footed strike and a wonderful free-kick to take over all the headlines. The winger is now second best International goalscorer of all-time with 85 goals in 152 matches for his national team. He is only behind Ali Daei who netted 109 times for Iran.
5. Most Goals- 120 Goals
Lionel Messi will need to score 20 goals and hope Cristiano Ronaldo does not score a single goal to beat his record in Europe. The Portuguese netted 15 goals in 13 matches in 2017/18 season to take his tally to 120. The Barcelona star is second with 100, former Los Blancos winger Raúl González is third with 71 and Karim Benzema is fourth with 56 strikes.