Portugal’s skipper and Real Madrid’s most reliable striker Cristiano Ronaldo has countless records in his name. The 29 year old forward has been undoubtedly on top of the football world in recent years and his journey seems to be just begun. Whether the question is of winning most Golden Shoes or scoring a record breaking number of goals in a single league, nothing looks impossible to him. A brief list of some of Cristiano Ronaldo records is given below, have a look.
- Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record for Portugal of scoring most goals in a single calendar year for club and country. He scored a total of 69 goals in 2013, behind Zico (71), Pelé (75), Gerd Müller (85) and Lionel Messi (91).
- Most European Golden Shoe awards (3) are on Cristiano Ronaldo’s credit shared with Lionel Messi.
- His 68 goals in Champions League make him all-time top second scorer.
- Cristiano Ronaldo holds the unbeaten record of scoring 17 goals in a single UEFA Champions League Season.
- He is the only player to have won the European Golden Shoe in two different leagues, both in English Premier League and Spanish La Liga.
- First top European league player to reach 40 goals in a single season in two consecutive years.
- The first player ever to score against every team in a single season in La Liga
- The first player ever to score in six consecutive Clássicos
- Top-scorer in Real Madrid’s history for a single season, with 53 goals, beating Ferenc Puskas (49).
- Most goals scored in a season in all competitions for Real Madrid (60 goals).
- Most goals scored in a single La Liga season for Real Madrid: 46 goals
- Most goals in a single season, with 40, beating Zarra and Hugo Sánchez (38)
- Most hat-tricks in a single season for Real Madrid: 7 hat-tricks
- Fastest Real Madrid player to reach one hundred league and 200, 250 official goals.
- The only player, amongst Real Madrid’s top league goal scorers, who averages more than a goal per match.
- Real Madrid all-time top fourth scorer in all competitions with 252 goals
- Real Madrid all-time top fourth scorer in La Liga with 178 goals
- Real Madrid all-time top sixth scorer in Copa del Rey with 20 goals