Football Records That Only Cristiano Ronaldo Still Holds

Football Records That Only Cristiano Ronaldo Still Holds

One thing that the whole world can testify about Cristiano Ronaldo is that he’s that single player who can exceptionally perform well anywhere he plays. Be it at international football level or club level Cristiano has proven to be a phenomenal player with strings of football records to his name, of which there are many that no one else has laid his hands on.

Taking a deeper look into The Portuguese career, it paints a picture of a football star, who has given everything for his teams whenever he plays. However, it doesn’t just stop there yet as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner shows no signs of slowing down despite being 35 years of age.

Cristiano Ronaldo is not just a football records breaker, but he also the one player who sets the standard so high for his peers to reach. Thus, in this article, we will take a look at all the football records that the former Real Madrid and Manchester United forward hold.

Ronaldo’s Football Records At Manchester United

Below are the football records held by Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United and the records still stands since leaving the club 11 years ago.

  • The only winner of FIFA’s World Player of the year award
  • Scorer of the highest goals in a 38-game league season
  • The only winner of the Puskas award at the club
  • The only winner of European Golden shoe at Manchester United
  • The highest record sale of £80 million by Manchester United
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Football Records At Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo spent nine years at the Spanish capital following his transfer from Manchester United in the summer of 2009. The star forward would go on to smash records upon records at the Bernabeu before leaving for Juventus in the summer of 2018. Below are his football records at Real Madrid;

  • The quickest Real Madrid player to score 50, 100, 200, 250 goals
  • The highest scorer in a single season in a Real Madrid shirt – 61 goals
  • Highest scores in Madrid derby by a Real Madrid player – 21 goals
  • Leading champions league scorer – 115 goals
  • Highest scores in a single La Liga season as a Real Madrid player – 48 goals
  • The leading scorer in La Liga for Real Madrid – 363 goals
  • Highest hat tricks in a season – 8
  • Most hat tricks for Real Madrid in La Liga – 35
  • Fastest hat tricks in Madrid’s Champions League History – 11 Minutes
  • Highest goals scored in 5 consecutive league matches by a Real Madrid Player – 14 goals
  • Highest goals scored in 7 consecutive league matches by a Real Madrid Player – 15 goals
  • The first-ever player to hit 30 goals in five league seasons for the Spanish giants
  • Most consecutive league game scores in – 11
  • The only Real Madrid player to score more than 50 goals in a single season
  • First-ever Madrid player to win 4 European Golden shoe awards

Spanish Records

Cristiano Ronaldo’s nine-year stint in Spain with Real Madrid has been a success and he did not fail to leave a mark behind before opting to ply his trade in Italy. Here are the football records the Juventus man holds in Spanish football history;

  • The highest away goals in a single season by any La Liga player – 20 goals
  • Highest consecutive scores in La Liga home matches – 17 goals
  • The Highest number of league matches scored in a season – 27 goals
  • The highest number of penalties scored in the history of La Liga – 78 scores
  • The highest number of penalties missed in La Liga history – 13 misses
  • First-ever player to score against every team in a single La Liga season
  • The only player to score more than 25 goals in 9 consecutive La Liga seasons
  • The only La Liga player to score more than two hat tricks in 8 consecutive seasons
  • Highest La Liga hat tricks in a single season – 8
  • First-ever player to score in 6 consecutive Clasicos
  • First-ever player to score more than 40 goals in two consecutive La Liga seasons
  • The first player to score 300 club goals
  • Best goal ratio of 1:02 in La Liga history
  • The only La Liga player to win the best player, best goal, and best forward LFP awards in one season
  • First-ever player to score 50+ goals in 4 Spanish seasons
  • The first player to score 200 goals in 178 La Liga games
  • The only player to score 150 goals in 140 La Liga games

European Records Only Cristiano Ronaldo Holds

Here is where he prides himself! The King Of Europe Football is he is popularly addressed has left only a few stones untouched when it comes to smashing every record across European Football. Below are the football records he holds only to his dear name;

  • The Most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season – 17 goals
  • Most goals scored in the history of Champions League by any player – 130 goals
  • The highest number of goals scored in the knockout stages of Champions League Football – 60 goals
  • The Most braces in the history of Champions League – 29
  • The only player to score in all the group stage matches in a single Champions League season – 2017/2018 season
  • The only player to score 15+ goals in three different Champions League seasons – 2013, 2015, and 2017
  • Most goals scored in consecutive Champions League matches – 11
  • Most Champion League hat tricks – 8
  • The highest number of top-scorer awards in the Champions League history – 7 awards
  • The highest number of penalties scored in the Champions League matches– 16

Ronaldo’s International Records

Cristiano Ronaldo’s ability to win a major trophy with his countryside amid his excellence at club level shows the more reason why he’s considered the greatest football player of all-time! Here are his records at the international level;

  • The highest number of World Cup matches – 17 Matches
  • Only Portugal player to score in four different World Cups
  • Portugal’s all-time leading scorer – 101 goals
  • Portugal’s all-time leading scorer in UEFA Euro matches
  • The only player to reach 100 international caps at just 27 years
  • The highest number of UEFA Euro matches – 21 matches
  • Most international goals by a European – 101 goals

Other Football Records Held By Only Ronaldo

This category highlights other football records held by only Ronaldo through the history of the beautiful sport. His quality always makes him stand out above his peers. Below are the records in this category;

  • First-ever player to score in every minute of a game
  • First-ever player to score 200 goals in top five leagues in Europe
  • The only player to score 50+ goals in 4, 5, and 6 consecutive seasons in football history
  • Best Ballon d’Or winning margin in history – 429 in 2016
  • The highest number of points in a Ballon d’Or award – 946 points in 2017
  • The only player in history to score 60+ goals in a calendar year for four times
  • The highest number of appearances in FIFPro World XI – 13 times
  • Highest number of Ballon d’Or Points since the Awards history – 3,601

Summary

The only thing that will remain constant is that Cristiano Ronaldo has made history in the football world. But whether he continues to break and set more records and become the greatest player of all-time is still left to be seen. So while he lasts, we only have to appreciate and enjoy what he has to offer on and off the pitch!

Are there any football records held by Cristiano Ronaldo that is missing in this our list? Feel free to share them with us via our comments section below!

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