5 Guinness World Records That Cristiano Ronaldo Holds
Nowadays, it looks just like a norm for Cristiano Ronaldo to break a record in every game that he plays. It has got to the extent that even the superstar’s off the field achievements are making the Guinness World Records. For Ronaldo, making it to the Guinness World Records books is almost similar to taking a walk in the park.
The Portuguese goals king has achieved so many new milestones in football that breaking records is almost like a routine for him. Evidently, Ronaldo just broke Pele’s goals record within three days of the new year and at the same time achieved a new feat on Instagram.
Ronaldo’s Top 5 Guinness World Records
Below is a look at Cristiano Ronaldo’s top 5 Guinness World Records among a host of his other records.
1. Most Liked Athlete On Facebook
When it comes to popularity, Ronaldo is second to none amongst the athletes around the world. The former Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Sporting man has reached the heights his peers can only dream about. The reason is simple, everyone probably wants to know and keep tabs on his social channels for updates.
Ronaldo has a staggering 146 million Facebook followers and he is the most popular football player on the social network platform. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has held this record since 2016 and will probably hold the record for a long time more.
2. Most Consecutive Champions League Games Scored
In recent history, Cristiano Ronaldo is the king of the Champions League, there’s no question about that. The Juventus ace has incredible 134 Champions League goals with his closest rival Lionel Messi on 118.
But that’s not all, the five-time competition’s winner holds the Guinness World Record for most consecutive Champions League games scored in, following a sensational 11-game run between the 2016/17 and 2017/2018 campaigns.
Also, Ronaldo surpassed Claudio Pizzaro as the Champions League’s oldest hat-trick scorer at 34 years and 35 days before Olivier Giroud took the hats off him this campaign.
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3. The Male Athlete With The Most Viewed Wikipedia Page
Wikipedia is a useful source of information collected by thousands of volunteer editors using a wiki-based editing system. It is a multilingual online encyclopedia and it’s used by millions of people around the world.
Meanwhile, all the famous sports stars out there have their Wikipedia pages that show their background and career stats. But the most visited one among them all is Cristiano Ronaldo’s page.
According to Guinness World Record books, over 48 trillion visitors viewed Ronaldo’s Wiki profile alone. Incredible!
4. Most Successful Penalty-Taker In Spanish League
Provided Ronaldo is available on the pitch, he’s an automatic penalty taker for his team. Funny enough. Ronaldo’s proficiency from 12 yards led fans to dub him ‘Penaldo’ during his goal and trophy-laden nine years at the Spanish capital.
Through his nine years stint at Real Madrid, the Portuguese took an incredible 72 penalties in La Liga alone and scored 61 of them to make him the most successful penalty-take ever seen in the Spanish league.
Next to Ronaldo is another Real Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez, who recorded 56 penalty success.
5. The Oldest Player To Score A Hat-trick In A World Cup Tournament
Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning hat-trick against Spain in Portugal’s 2018 World Cup opener was a special one and a record that the 35-year-old still holds to date.
On that day, Ronaldo delivered arguably one of his finest performances to steal the show with a beautiful hat-trick in a 3-3 thriller. He also became the first Portuguese player to score in four consecutive World Cups in history.
Then At 33 years and 130 days, he again became the oldest player to find the back of the net three times in a single World Cup game in the Guinness World Record books.
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