Rewriting the football history books is almost second nature to Cristiano Ronaldo having smashed countless records across his incredible career.
While his 35th birthday is coming up next month, the Portuguese continues to outshine every other player. There’s simply no surpassing his dedication and determination to succeed in the beautiful game.
It’s a tall order, but if anyone can do it then it’s the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
These feats will help set Ronaldo apart from the rest even more than now and make him seem uncatchable in the record books.
5. 50+ goals in six consecutive seasons
As one of history’s most prolific goalscorers, it’s no surprise to see Cristiano Ronaldo boasting such a phenomenal record.
The pair scored with such incredible consistency that it almost seems unreal a year after their battle for La Liga supremacy ended.
While Messi boasted more goals in all competitions for the last decade, Ronaldo accomplished something that was beyond his arch-rival in bagging 50+ goals in six consecutive seasons between 2010/11 and 2015/16.
4. Most Champions League goals
As the Champions League king, it’s no surprise that Cristiano Ronaldo sits comfortably on top of the scoring charts.
The Portugal international has won the competition a record five times with Real Madrid (4) and Manchester United (1).
But what makes Ronaldo truly stand out in Europe’s elite club competition is his scoring prowess, especially in the knockout stages.
While the Red Devils legend does normally save his best for last, however, he is the only player in history to score in all six group matches in a single season.
Ronaldo also holds the records for the most goals in a single campaign (17 in 2013/14) and became the first player to reach the century mark.
Thus, he sits 14 goals above Messi in all time record book.
3. Fastest player to score 150 La Liga goals
This is one record that Messi will never be able to break no matter what.
After completing a world-record €94m transfer in 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo soon found his feet at Real Madrid and beat Messi as La Liga’s top-scorer in only his second season by a nine-goal margin.
By 2013, the 34-year-old set a new record for scoring 150 La Liga goals against Getafe in only his 140th match.
Only 20 players have reached the 150 goal-mark in la Liga history but none of them have done so in such little time.
2. Glory in the Top 3 European leagues
Winning a league title in one country is hard enough, let alone three!
But Cristiano Ronaldo did the impossible last year by leading Juventus to Serie A glory in his debut campaign.
Therefore, he became the first player to win three league titles in England, Spain and Italy.
recordThe first one Ronaldo achieved came in 2006/07 for Manchester United, where he won three Premier League titles.
Two La Liga titles with Real Madrid followed in 2011/12 and 2016/17 before he led Juventus to glory last season.o
1. 60 goals across 4 successive calendar years
Another testament to Cristiano Ronaldo’s proficient in front of goal is this unique landmark.
From 2011 to 2014, the former Real Madrid man scored a staggering 60+ goals for club and country.
Not even his long-time foe Messi has chalked such numbers, with the Barcelona captain only reaching the 60+ goal-mark twice in his career.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo is also the only player in history to score 50+ goals across seven successive calendar years.
This record, therefore, will take some beating.
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