first_imgThroughout his glittering career, Cristiano Ronaldo has broken a numerous amount of records and continues to aim for more at the age of 33 years old ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League tie against JuventusThe Portuguese star made his debut in the Champions League on the 14 August 2002 in a 3rd round qualifying match against Inter Milan as a fresh-faced 17 year-old. The match ended in a goalless draw with Ronaldo later appearing the competition the following season for Manchester United.Since then, Ronaldo has gone on to win UEFA’s biggest club competition four times and is setting his sights on a fifth time with Real aiming to win the tournament for a third consecutive time.Ahead of their first leg against Juventus, the UEFA released a list of the records Ronaldo has broken since emerging back in 2002.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Club/individualMost UEFA club competition goals: 120Most UEFA Champions League goals: 117Most goals in a UEFA Champions League season: 17 (2013/14)Most UEFA Champions League final wins: 4 (joint with Andrés Iniesta and Clarence Seedorf)Only player to score in three UEFA Champions League finalsOnly player to score in all six games in a UEFA Champions League groupMost Real Madrid goals: 443Most ESM Golden Shoe awards: 4 (joint with Lionel Messi)Most UEFA Club Footballer/Best Player/Men’s Player awards: 4Most Ballon d’Or awards: 5 (joint with Lionel Messi)Most FIFA best player awards: 5 (joint with Lionel Messi)Most appearances in users’ Team of the Year: 12 (2004, 2007–2017)Ronaldo earned his cap for Portugal in a 1–0 victory over Kazakhstan on 20 August 2003 and has since gone on to score 81 goals at international level and captained the side to the Euro 2016 championship.National teamWatch all of his European Qualifiers goalsMost EURO finals appearances: 21Most EURO finals goals: 9 (level with Michel Platini)Most EURO final tournaments scored in: 4Only player to score three goals in multiple EUROsMost EURO goals including qualifying: 29Most goals in UEFA EURO and European FIFA World Cup qualifiers: 50Most Portugal caps: 149Most Portugal goals: 81 (fewer only than Ali Daei 109, Ferenc Puskás 84)The Real star sits above every other player as the top scorer in the history of the Champions League for men’s/women’s/club/national team/youth/futsal/amateurCristiano Ronaldo 155Raúl González 107Lionel Messi 103 (next non-European is Sergio Agüero on 53)Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 91Andriy Shevchenko 90Zlatan Ibrahimovic 87Filippo Inzaghi 86Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir 84Thierry Henry 81Ricardinho (futsal) 79last_img

Cristiano Ronaldos UEFA Records
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