35 of the Most Ridiculous Records Cristiano Ronaldo Currently Holds

Cristiano Ronaldo, a legendary football player, has etched his name in the annals of the sport with his exceptional skills and achievements. Throughout his illustrious career, the 38-year-old has amassed an impressive collection of medals and records that set him apart from his peers. With a staggering tally of over 850 career goals and 32 major trophies, Ronaldo has set the bar impossibly high, making it unlikely for any new forward to come close to matching his records for a very long time. Let’s take a look at some of the most remarkable records that Ronaldo currently holds.

International Records

  • Ronaldo holds the record for the most international goals, having scored 123 goals in 201 appearances. He surpassed Ali Daei’s record in September 2021.
  • He has made the most appearances for the Portuguese national team, with 201 caps.
  • Ronaldo is also the most capped player in the history of men’s international football, surpassing Al-Mutawa’s record in March 2023.
  • After scoring a brace against Liechtenstein in a Euro qualifier, Ronaldo became the first-ever player to reach 100 competitive international goals.
  • Ronaldo holds the unique distinction of being the only player to score in 11 consecutive international tournaments, spanning from 2004 to 2022.
  • He is the first and only player to have scored in five World Cups. Additionally, he is one of only five players to have participated in five World Cups, alongside Lionel Messi, Lothar Matheus, Rafael Marquez, and Antonio Cabral.
  • At the age of 21, Ronaldo became Portugal’s youngest ever player.
  • Ronaldo holds the record for the most hat-tricks in international football, with nine to his name.

Club Records

  • Ronaldo is the all-time leading goal scorer for Real Madrid, having scored a remarkable 450 goals in 438 appearances for the club.
  • He holds the record for the most hat-tricks in La Liga history, with 34 hat-tricks to his name.
  • Ronaldo is the only player to have scored in three different UEFA Champions League finals.
  • He holds the record for the most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season, finding the back of the net 17 times in the 2013-2014 campaign.
  • Ronaldo is the fastest player to reach 100 goals in the UEFA Champions League, achieving this feat in just 95 appearances.
  • He is the first player to score in ten consecutive UEFA Champions League matches.
  • Ronaldo holds the record for the most goals scored in a calendar year, finding the net 69 times in 2013.

Individual Awards

  • Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or, awarded to the world’s best player, five times.
  • He is the only player to have won the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award four times.
  • Ronaldo holds the record for the most goals scored in a single UEFA European Championship, with nine goals in the 2016 edition.
  • He is the fastest player to reach 300 goals in the top five European leagues, accomplishing this feat in just 286 appearances.
  • Ronaldo is the only player to have scored in ten consecutive UEFA European Championship qualifying campaigns.

These are just a few of the many extraordinary records that Cristiano Ronaldo currently holds. His achievements on the international stage, at club level, and in individual awards are a testament to his incredible talent and dedication to the sport. As Ronaldo continues to defy expectations and push the boundaries of what is possible on the football field, it is clear that his name will forever be etched in football history.

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