Club 1000: Ronaldo Reaches New Milestone on Valentine’s Day As Al Nassr Chase Champions League Glory

Club 1000: Ronaldo Reaches New Milestone on Valentine’s Day As Al Nassr Chase Champions League Glory

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
February 14, 2024 at 7:47 PM
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  • Al-Nassr captain Cristiano Ronaldo has chalked a new milestone
  • The 39-year-old made his 1000th club appearance on 14 February
  • He is one of few players with over 1,200 pro career appearances

Cristiano Ronaldo has once again elevated his illustrious football career with yet another remarkable milestone.

Widely hailed as the embodiment of dedication and longevity, the 39-year-old continues to defy expectations and shine brightly on the field, even at his advanced age.

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Cristiano Ronaldo prepares to take a freekick for Al-Nassr during their Riyadh Season Cup final game against Al Hilal. Photo by Yasser Bakhsh.
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Spanning over two decades, Ronaldo's career reached a remarkable pinnacle during Al-Nassr's recent match against Al Fayha in the AFC Champions League on February 14 (St. Valentine's Day).

Ronaldo reaches 1000 club appearances

Despite his team's recent loss to Al Hilal in the Riyadh Season Cup, CR7 achieved a significant landmark, marking his 1000th club appearance, as reported by Timeline CR7.

Now, as his Al-Nassr side vies for continental glory in the AFC Champions League this season, Ronaldo eagerly anticipates commemorating this achievement with a goal.

However, his focus must first be on leading his team past Al Fayha, a fellow Saudi Pro League side, in the round of 16 across two legs before he can dare to dream of ultimate success.

How did Ronaldo reach 1000 club appearances?

Cristiano's journey to 1000 club appearances is a testament to his unparalleled career.

From England to Spain, Italy, and now Saudi Arabia, the Portuguese phenomenon has graced the pitches of numerous clubs.

He amassed over 400 appearances for Real Madrid, played over 100 games for Juventus, contributed to over 300 matches for Manchester United across two spells, and even made 31 appearances for his beloved boyhood club, Sporting Lisbon, per Transfermarkt.

In reaching this extraordinary milestone, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to etch his name into the annals of football history, inspiring countless fans and admirers worldwide with his extraordinary talent, dedication, and perseverance.

Breakdown of Ronaldo's 1000 games:

Clubs

Number of Appearances

Sporting Lisbon

31

Manchester United

346

Real Madrid

438

Juventus

134

Al-Nassr

51 (including 6 games from the Arab Cup)

Mosimane on facing Ronaldo and co

Sports Brief also reported that Pitso Mosimane has expressed his perspective on the daunting task of facing teams spearheaded by players like Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Sadio Mane, among others, in the Saudi Pro League.

As head coach of Abha Club, Mosimane faces the significant challenge of maintaining the team's position in the league, given their current struggle against relegation.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.