Cristiano Ronaldo’s record-breaking exploits have no limits, with even his off-field achievements making the Guinness World Records.
Entering the Guinness World Record books is almost like taking a walk in the park for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Juventus superstar has reached so many new milestones in football that breaking records is almost like second-nature to him. A week hasn’t even passed in 2021, but CR7 has already beaten Pele’s goal record and reached another Instagram feat.
So, without further ado, let’s check out Ronaldo’s Top 5 Guinness World Records.
Most liked athlete on Facebook
Cristiano Ronaldo has no competition in the popularity department.
The Real Madrid legend has scaled heights that most of his peers can only dream about. Everyone wants to know more about him and like to keep tabs on his social media for updates.
As of the 5th of January 2020, Ronaldo’s Facebook has a staggering 146 million followers. He is the most popular football player on the social network platform.
Cristiano has held this record since 2016 and will probably keep it for many years to come.
Consecutive Champions League games scored
Cristiano Ronaldo is the Champions League king – no arguments there.
The Portugal international has scored a record 134 goals in the competition, with Lionel Messi second on 118.
But Ronaldo’s exploits in Europe’s premier club competition have been stunning, to say the least.
He holds the Guinness World Record for most consecutive Champions League matches scored in following that remarkable 11-game run between the 2016/17 and 2017/18 campaigns.
At 34 years and 35 days old, he also surpassed Claudio Pizarro as the Champions League’s oldest hat-trick scorer.
Most viewed Wikipedia page of any male athlete
Wikipedia is a multilingual online encyclopedia that is used by millions of users around the world.
It’s a useful source of information collected by thousands of volunteer editors using a wiki-based editing system. You’ll be hard pushed to find better data on something elsewhere.
All the most famous sports stars have their own Wikipedia pages, which detail their backgrounds and careers. And unsurprisingly, the most visited one of all is Cristiano Ronaldo’s.
The Guinness World Record books revealed that over 48 trillion visitors viewed Ronaldo’s Wiki profile alone.
Most successful penalty-taker in La Liga
Whenever Cristiano Ronaldo is on the pitch, he automatically becomes the team’s designated penalty taker.
His proficiency in spot-kicks led fans to dub him ‘Penaldo’ during his goal and trophy-laden nine years at Real Madrid.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner took an incredible 72 penalties in La Liga alone for Los Blancos. He scored 61 of them to make him the most successful spot-kick taker ever seen in Spain.
A fellow Real Madrid icon in Hugo Sanchez follows him in a close second with 56 penalties scored.
The oldest player to score a World Cup hat-trick
The treble against Spain in Portugal’s World Cup opener was a special one even by Cristiano Ronaldo’s high standards.
He was under insane pressure heading into Russia. Many wrote Portugal off against pre-tournament favorites Spain. However, La Roja had another thing coming.
Ronaldo delivered arguably one of his finest performances to steal the show with a hat-trick in a thrilling 3-3 draw. It also saw him become the first Portuguese player in history to score in four consecutive World Cups.
At 33 years and 130 days, he also became the oldest treble World Cup scorer in the Guinness World Record books.