What records has Cristiano Ronaldo broken?

Martin Macdonald
Cristiano Ronaldo, Euro 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo, Euro 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo is recognised as one of, if not the greatest players in the history of football.

He has matched and exceeded many records in his career, whether it be with Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, or indeed at international level with Portugal.

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

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 and Juventus, 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 179 caps.

2. Ronaldo has scored the most goals in the history of Portugal with 109.

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

4. At Euro 2021 he equalled the international goalscoring record held by Ali Daei.

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 134 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 134 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, having joined from Real Madrid for €100 million.