Cristiano Ronaldo – the absurdly ridiculous statistics

Date published: Friday 15th November 2019 12:48

* Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 55 career hat-tricks – 46 at club level and nine for Portugal.

* Cristiano Ronaldo is Portugal’s all-time top goalscorer (98) and top appearance maker (163).

* Cristiano Ronaldo is now only 11 goals short of the all-time international goalscoring record which is currently held by Ali Daei who scored 111 goals for Iran.

* Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 46 goals in 45 games for Portugal since turning 30.

* Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 127 goals in the Champions League – the most of any player. Lionel Messi is second with 113.

* Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals in the Champions League knock-out stages (65) than all but two other players have scored in the competition overall (Messi has 113 and Raul has 71).

* Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals in Champions League quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals (45) than all but 11 players have scored in the competition overall.

* Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more Champions League goals (127) than all but 22 of the 141 teams who have ever participated in the competition, including previous finalists in Monaco (122) and Atletico Madrid (124), as well as PSV (123).

* Cristiano Ronaldo has been the Champions League top scorer in six successive seasons.

* Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most goals in a single Champions League season (17 in 2013/14), as well as the second most (16 in 2015/16) and third most (15 in 2017/18).

* Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for most Champions League home goals with 70.

* Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for most Champions League away goals with 57.

* Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to score ten goals against a single Champions League opponent. And it was Juventus. Which is probably why they signed him.

* Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to have scored three hat-tricks in a single Champions League season (2013/14).

* Cristiano Ronaldo is the oldest scorer of a Champions League hat-trick (34y, 35d), beating previous record holder Claudio Pizarro by a single day.

* Cristiano Ronaldo has the joint-most hat-tricks in Champions League history (8, with Lionel Messi).

* Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more Champions League hat-tricks (8) than every club aside from Barcelona (13) and Real Madrid (11).

* Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more Champions League hat-tricks (8) than Dennis Bergkamp (7), Danny Welbeck (7), Romelu Lukaku (7) and Alan Shearer have scored Champions League goals.

* Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to score a hat-trick against Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. He has four.

* Cristiano Ronaldo is only the second player (after Luiz Adriano v BATE Borisov) to score multiple Champions League hat-tricks against the same opponent.

* Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to score in three Champions League finals (2008, 2014 and 2017).

* Cristiano Ronaldo is tied with Lionel Messi for the most hat-tricks in La Liga history (34).

* Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more La Liga hat-tricks (34) since 2009 than Manchester United have scored Premier League hat-tricks overall (32).

* The only Premier League clubs to have scored more hat-tricks overall (since football began in 1992) than Cristiano Ronaldo are Arsenal (39) and Liverpool (36).

* Cristiano Ronaldo only ever scored one hat-trick for Manchester United.

* Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player in the history of football to score more than 50 goals in a season on six consecutive occasions.

* Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 40 or more goals in all competitions in each of the eight seasons prior to leaving Real.

* Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to have scored in the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 European Championships, as well as the 2006, 2010 and 2014 and 2018 World Cups.

* Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to win the league title, the national cup, the national Super Cup (Community Shield), the Champions League, the Club World Cup, the league’s Player of the Year, the Golden Boot and the Ballon d’Or at two separate clubs.

* Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the only players to have scored in every minute of an official football game.

* Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to score for two different winning teams in the European Cup final.

* Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to appear in more than one position in the UEFA Team of the Year.

* Cristiano Ronaldo has made the most appearances in the UEFA Team of the Year (13).

* Cristiano Ronaldo has won the European Golden Shoe more times than any other player (4).

* Cristiano Ronaldo is the top goalscorer in the entire history of Europe’s top six leagues (421).

* Cristiano Ronaldo is Real Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer (451).

* Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 705 goals for club and country in 983 games.

* Cristiano Ronaldo is really bloody good.

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