Cristiano Ronaldo at 39: Top 8 Records Held by Al Nassr Star That May Never Be Broken

Cristiano Ronaldo at 39: Top 8 Records Held by Al Nassr Star That May Never Be Broken

Fred Kennedy
updated at February 7, 2024 at 7:37 AM
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  • Al Nassr striker Cristiano Ronaldo recently turned 39 years old
  • Despite getting on in age, the star forward is not slowing down
  • Ronaldo holds several records that he has set over the years

Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the greatest footballers of all time.

The Portuguese legend has enjoyed a successful football career spanning years that will see him go down in history as one of the best to ever walk the pitch.

Ronaldo's longevity, hard work, and talent have seen him break a whole host of records during his two-decade-long career.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between Portugal and France at Puskas Arena. Photo by Tibor Illyes.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group F match between Portugal and France at Puskas Arena. Photo by Tibor Illyes.
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According to Metro UK, it would require a monumental effort by any footballer to not only match some of these records but also break them.

As the veteran forward reached 39, Sports Brief takes a look at the top 10 records held by Ronaldo that may never be broken.

1. Only player to score 50+ goals in six straight seasons

To date, Ronaldo remains the only player to have scored more than 50 goals in six consecutive seasons.

The towering forward achieved the feat during his time with Real Madrid between 2010 and 2016.

2. Most European Golden Boot awards

His scoring prowess has not gone unrewarded.

Ronaldo's impressive goalscoring streak saw him with the most Golden Shoe awards.

The Portuguese won the award on four occasions, with his first coming during his time with Manchester United.

3. Only player to win every trophy with two different clubs

Ronaldo's trophy-laden career saw him ink his name in history books as the only player to win every available trophy with two different clubs.

He won the domestic league, domestic trophy, domestic Super Cup, Champions League, and the Club World Cup at Manchester United and Real Madrid.

4. Most capped player in men's football

Ronaldo also holds the record for the most capped player in the history of men's international football.

The ex-Real Madrid ace has made 205 appearances for Portugal, 11 more than Kuwait legend Bader Al-Mutawa.

And with the forward still going strong, he is sure to add to the tally in the coming years.

5. Only player to score in five World Cups

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has scored in each of the five World Cups he has featured.

Incidentally, he is also only one of the five players to have played in five World Cups, alongside Lionel Messi.

6. Most Champions League goals

Ronaldo scored an eyewatering 141 Champions League goals during his time in Europe.

The tally is 12 goals more than Messi's 129.

7. Only player to score in all six UCL group stage matches

The Al Nassr superstar is called Mr. Champions League for a reason.

His dominance in the tournament is unmatched. To put this into context, he is the only player to have scored in each of the six group-stage matches in a single season.

He did this on two occasions (2017/18 and 2021/22), per Planet Football.

8. Most international goals

Ronaldo holds the record for the most international goals scored at 128.

Messi needs 29 more goals for Argentina to match his arch-rivals haul.

5 legends who retired before Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo's longevity is something that definitely needs to be admired.

The Portuguese star is still performing at a high level despite turning 39 recently.

Sports Brief analysed five legendary football stars who retired from the sport early.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.