What records has Cristiano Ronaldo broken?

Martin Macdonald
Cristiano Ronaldo, Euro 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo, Euro 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo will go down in history as one of the greatest players of all time after experiencing a glittering career with Sporting CP, Man Utd, Real Madrid, Juventus and with Portugal.

Ronaldo has won three Premier League titles, two La Liga titles, two Serie A titles and the Champions League on five occasions.

And he has matched and exceeded many records in his career with these teams.

A self-confessed pursuer of individual records, too, he has won five Ballon d'Or awards, with only Lionel Messi winning more over the past 20 years.

The Portuguese star is famed for adapting his game as he gets older. As a young winger he was known for his tricks, while at Man Utd he developed into a devastating all-around attacker.

In his time at Real Madrid, Juventus and now back at Man Utd, he has earned a mantle as perhaps the most devastating centre-forward in the history of the game.

So what are the records Ronaldo has broken?

What records has Ronaldo broken for Portugal?

1. Ronaldo holds the record for the most appearances for Portugal with 182 caps.

2. Ronaldo has scored the most goals in the history of international football - and naturally the Portugal national team, too - with 115. He overtook Iran's Ali Daei in September 2021.

3. Ronaldo is the first and only player ever to score 10 international hat-tricks.

4. Ronaldo is the top scorer in the history of the European Championship with 14.

5. Ronaldo is the first player to captain Portugal to a major tournament win which came at Euro 2016.

What records has Ronaldo broken for Real Madrid and in La Liga?

1. Ronaldo is Real Madrid's greatest ever goalscorer, finding the back of the net 450 times for Los Blancos.

2. Ronaldo is the top scorer in the history of the Champions League with 136 goals, most of them coming with Real Madrid.

3. Ronaldo holds the record for the most goals scored for Real Madrid in a single season with 61.

4. Ronaldo holds the record for the most scored for Real Madrid in a single La Liga season with 48.

5. Ronaldo has scored more hat-tricks than any other Real Madrid player with 48.

Ronaldo is Real Madrid's greatest ever goalscorer

Ronaldo is Real Madrid's greatest ever goalscorer

What records has Ronaldo broken for Man Utd and in the Premier League?

1. Ronaldo is the only Man Utd player to be named FIFA World Player of the Year.

2. Ronaldo is the only Man Utd player to win the European Golden Shoe.

3. Ronaldo is the only Man Utd player to win the FIFA Puskas Award.

4. Ronaldo holds the record for the most goals scored in a single Premier League season for Man Utd with 31 in 2008.

5. Ronaldo's transfer to Real Madrid in 2009 for £80 million is still the biggest fee Man Utd have ever received.

Ronaldo is the top scorer in the history of the Champions League with 136 goals
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What records has Ronaldo broken for Juventus and in Serie A?

1. Ronaldo holds the record for the most goals scored in a single season for Juventus with 37 in 2020.

2. Ronaldo holds the record for the longest consecutive run of matches scoring for Juventus in Serie A with 11 in a row.

3. Ronaldo is the fastest player ever to score 100 goals for Juventus.

4. Ronaldo is the only player in history to score 100 or more goals for three clubs plus their country.

5. Ronaldo remains the most expensive player in the history of Italian football, after joining Juventus from Real Madrid for €100 million in 2018.