2021 promises to be another remarkable year for Cristiano Ronaldo, with five brand new records within his grasp.
Smashing records comes almost like second-nature to Cristiano Ronaldo, having done it many times across his career for Juventus, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and the Portugal national team.
In fact, he has so many that it’s hard for even us to keep count anymore.
But the scary thing is how hungry Ronaldo remains to write his name all over the football world. He just never stops trying to raise the bar against his rivals, no matter what.
And the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is on course to do just that next year, with a whole new set of milestones within his reach.
So without further ado, we give you five records that Ronaldo could set in 2021.
First player to win six titles in Champions League era
Ronaldo was the star of all five Champions League titles he won with Manchester United and Real Madrid. His sheer consistency was remarkable, as he pounded in countless decisive goals in each campaign.
Now the 35-year-old hopes to do it again in Turin and end Juventus’ 24-year wait for glory in the competition.
If Ronaldo can pull it off, he will move level with fellow Real Madrid legend Pace Gento on a record six European titles. He’ll also become the first player in the Champions League era to win the competition six times.
Top European Championship scorer
While the priority lies in helping Portugal win a second crown next summer, Cristiano Ronaldo is on the brink of making history.
He can surpass Juventus and France icon Michel Platini as the all-time top goalscorer of the European Championship.
As stated on Wikipedia, the pair are currently tied on nine goals apiece for their respective nations. The Portuguese star will relish taking this one.
Messi’s Champions League record
After that brilliant comeback against Atletico Madrid last season, Cristiano Ronaldo moved level with Lionel Messi on a record eight Champions League hat-tricks.
Now the gloves are off as the duo prepare to make the landmark their own in the knockout stages.
It promises to be another fascinating new chapter to their rivalry as they bid to outdo each other in Europe. What the outcome will be is anybody’s guess, but we can expect plenty of goals.
First top-scorer in England, Spain & Italy
If there’s one thing that Cristiano Ronaldo loves, then it’s proving doubters wrong by doing the impossible.
The Portugal captain has won a Premier League Golden Boot and three claimed La Liga’s Pichichi Trophy three times in 2010/11, 2013/14, and 2014/15.
He is now trying to win Serie A’s Capocannoniere in 2020/21 for the first time after coming close last season.
The all-time international top-scorer
Iranian legend Ali Daei’s incredible tally of 109 international goals is definitely within Cristiano Ronaldo’s grasp. It’s surely only a matter of time, with even Daei resigned to the inevitable.
Ronaldo sits just five goals behind on 102 goals and 41 assists in 170 appearances for Portugal at international.
Moreover, Portugal will need him firing on all cylinders if they are to stand any chance of retaining their European crown next summer.
To check out what new records Ronaldo set in 2020 then click here.