5 Outstanding Cristiano Ronaldo Records That May Never Be Broken

5 Outstanding Cristiano Ronaldo Records That May Never Be Broken

Isaac Darko
updated at June 30, 2023 at 7:11 AM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s record-breaking exploits in football appear to have no limits
  • The Al-Nassr star became the first male to make 200 international appearances
  • Here are five of Ronaldo's outstanding records that may never be broken ever

The history of the beautiful game includes a prominent mention of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner, who is regarded as one of the greatest players to ever step foot on a football field, set a number of records during his two decades spent playing at the highest level of the game.

And for some of these to be taken away from the Portuguese icon, it will take a tremendous effort on the part of other players.

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A look at Cristiano Ronaldo's outstanding records that may never be broken ever. Credit: @espnfc
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Sports Brief looks at five Ronaldo records that might never be surpassed.

Highest goalscorer at Real Madrid

Ronaldo reached the height of his talent after relocating to Spain. He destroyed record after record for Real Madrid as the Spanish powerhouses fought to reclaim some of their dominance from rivals Barcelona.

Ronaldo broke the Spanish league record for the quickest player to reach 150 league goals. He completed it in just 140 matches.

He also led Madrid in league scoring with 311 goals. With 451 goals at the conclusion of his nine seasons in Spain, he was the nation's all-time leading scorer.

With each season at Madrid, he truly provided the world with a spectacle.

10+ goals in seven UCL seasons

Throughout his career, Ronaldo has scored 10 goals or more in seven different Champions League campaigns.

As if that weren't impressive enough, he assisted Los Blancos in winning four championships from 2011–12 to 2017–18.

Ronaldo has scored 140 goals in the Champions League, 11 more than Lionel Messi, who has 129.

Most goals in international football

Since making his Portugal debut in 2003, Ronaldo has scored 123 goals in 200 games.

Ali Daei, an Iranian striker who played for the national team for 13 years and scored 109 goals, previously held the record.

Of his 123 strikes, eight have arrived in the World Cup and 14 have come in the European Championships – a tournament high.

60+ goals in four consecutive calendar years

Ronaldo scored 60, 63, 69, and 61 goals annually between 2011 and 2014, respectively.

When he painfully missed by three goals in 2015, the streak came to an end.

With 91 goals scored for Barcelona and Argentina in 2012, Messi holds the record for the most goals scored in a single year.

Won every trophy at two different clubs

Ronaldo is the only player in football history to have triumphed with two different teams in the Champions League, Club World Cup, domestic league, domestic trophy, and domestic super cup.

These astounding trophy hauls occurred during Ronaldo's first stints at Manchester United and Real Madrid.

And on top of that, Ronaldo won the Player of the Year Award, Golden Boot and the Ballon d’Or at the same time at United and Madrid.

Ronaldo's Guinness book of records

Cristiano Ronaldo was honoured by Guinness World Records before the kickoff for reaching 200 games for Portugal almost 20 years after his debut, per Sportskeeda.

The Real Madrid and Manchester United legend has made an impact at every club he joined, and his recent move to Al-Nassr seems to have gone well so far.

Sports Brief looked at the seven greatest Guinness World Records held by the Portuguese phenom.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)