- Cristiano Ronaldo’s record-breaking exploits have no limits
- The Al-Nassr star became the first male footballer to reach 200 international appearances
- Here are some other Guinness World Records held by Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has made a habit of breaking records on a regular basis and still continues to do so.
The 38-year-old received another Guinness World Records certificate on Tuesday after he became the first male player to reach 200 international appearances.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner celebrated the milestone by scoring the winning goal in the 89th minute as Portugal pipped Iceland 1-0 in European Championships qualifying.
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 all the clubs he has been at, and his recent move to Al-Nassr has been received overwhelmingly well.
On that note, Sports Brief looks at the seven greatest Guinness World Records held by the Portuguese phenom.
LaLiga’s most successful penalty taker
Cristiano Ronaldo is the team’s designated penalty taker whenever he is on the field.
During his nine years at Real Madrid, during which he scored many goals and won many trophies, fans began to refer to him as “Penaldo” because of his ability on penalty kicks.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner for Los Blancos took an astounding 72 penalties in La Liga alone. He converted 61 of them, making him Spain’s most successful spot-kick taker in history, per Diario AS.
Hugo Sanchez, another legendary Real Madrid player, comes in second place with 56 goals from penalty kicks.
Oldest player to score a hattrick
Cristiano Ronaldo has long served as Portugal’s talisman and superstar, and the forward once again proved his talent at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
In a tournament group stage match against Spain, Ronaldo scored a hat-trick at the age of 33 to ensure that Portugal drew the match 3-3.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s last free-kick goal was against Spain at the World Cup.
He scored a hat-trick that day, too. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/VyDWWMnX6J
— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 5, 2019
With this hattrick, which also included a free kick, the attacker seriously troubled the Spanish defence.
Ronaldo is still going strong. Along with Patrik Schick of the Czech Republic, the 38-year-old was the top scorer at Euro 2020.
Consecutive Champions League games scored
Cristiano Ronaldo has amassed both team and individual trophies at an incredible rate, making him one of the most decorated players in the history of the game.
The former Juventus star holds the record for scoring in 11 straight Champions League games.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to score in 10+ consecutive games in two of Europe’s top five leagues.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to do it in the Champions League. pic.twitter.com/99v1GBFwzR
— Squawka (@Squawka) February 10, 2020
Ronaldo accomplished this feat while playing for Real Madrid, arguably the best team in the world at the time.
Ronaldo was frequently the difference-maker as Real Madrid won three straight Champions League championships with his assistance. Only a select few players can match the incredible consistency of the Portugal international.
Most viewed Wikipedia page for a male athlete
Ronaldo is one of the most well-known athletes in the world, even outside of the football community.
His social media presence has been well-documented. He is one of the most popular athletes in the world, and over the years, his social media sponsorship deals have received extensive media coverage.
Ronaldo’s Wikipedia page is no different. It is the most viewed for a male athlete, and this record is not surprising to say the least.
Most goals in European club competition
Cristiano Ronaldo’s time at Real Madrid was truly spectacular, and the forward frequently set records while playing for the team.
The 2013–14 season saw Ronaldo, the all-time leading scorer for Real Madrid, set yet another record.
Cristiano Ronaldo now holds the record for:
◉ Most international goals (111)
◉ Most Champions League goals (134)
◉ Most goals scored all-time for Real Madrid (451)
◉ Most European Championship goals (14)
And plenty more.
Record breaker. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/DpWXISLkHA
— Squawka (@Squawka) September 1, 2021
The former Sporting CP star became the player with the most goals in European club competition in a single season after scoring 17 goals in just 11 Champions League appearances that year.
Real Madrid won the Champions League that year, proving that his efforts were not in vain.
Most goals in international matches
Following his two goals against the Republic of Ireland in 2021, Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed all other male football players to hold the title of top international scorer.
Along the way, the Manchester United player broke Ali Daei’s record.
As of right now, Ronaldo has scored 123 goals in 200 games for Portugal, a record that doesn’t seem likely to be broken any time soon.
Thank you to the Guiness World Records. Always good to be recognized as a world record breaker. Let’s keep trying to set the numbers even higher!💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/qswCiXnRGh
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) September 5, 2021
Ronaldo, 38, takes good care of himself, and his health and longevity have frequently been praised.
The attacker, who has shown no signs of slowing down, appears destined to increase his total of goals scored for his country.
Most liked athlete on Facebook
There is no rival for Cristiano Ronaldo’s popularity. The legendary Real Madrid forward has achieved heights that most of his contemporaries can only imagine.
Everyone is interested in learning more about him and follows him on social media to stay up to date.
Ronaldo’s Facebook page has a staggering 146 million followers as of January 5, 2020.
On the social network platform, he is the most well-liked football player. Since 2016, Cristiano has held this record, and he’ll likely continue to do so for many years to come.