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Current records that Cristiano Ronaldo unbelievably still holds

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You’ll agree with us that if there is a player who can perform exceptionally well anywhere, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

Whether it’s playing for his national team, club, and at the international level, he has proven to be a great performer.

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A close look at his career paints a picture of a football star who has helped all his teams/clubs shine in many matches. But that’s not all. He shows no signs of performing poorly anytime soon, even as he celebrates his 36th birthday. 

Going by his current and past performance, it appears that Cristiano Ronaldo will not only break records, but will also set the bar too high for his peers. In this article, we look at all the records that one of the greatest footballers to ever grace the earth, holds. 

Manchester United records

The only winner of FIFA’s World Player of the year award

Scorer of the highest goals in a 38-game league season

The only winner of the Puskas award

The only winner of European Golden shoe

The highest record sale of £80 million

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Real Madrid records

The fastest Real Madrid player to hit 50, 100, 200, 250 goals

The highest scorer in a single season – 61 goals

Highest scores in Madrid derby – 21 goals

Leading champions league scorer – 115 goals

Highest scores in a single La Liga season – 48 goals

The leading scorer in La Liga – 363 goals

Highest hat tricks in a season – 8

Most hat tricks for Real Madrid in La Liga – 35

Fastest (11 minutes) hat tricks in Madrid’s Champions League 

Highest goals scored in 5 consecutive league matches – 14 goals

Highest goals scored in 7 consecutive league matches – 15 goals

The first-ever player to hit 30 goals in five league seasons

Most consecutive league game scores in – 11

First-ever Madrid player to score more than 50 goals in a single season

First-ever Madrid player to win 4 European Golden shoes

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Spanish records

First-ever player to score the highest away goals in a single season – 20 goals

Highest consecutive scores in LaLiga home matches – 17 goals 

Highest league matches scores in a season – 27 goals

Highest league scores in a single season

Highest penalty scores in the history of La Liga – 78 scores 

Highest penalty misses in the history of La Liga – 13 misses

First-ever player to score against every team in a single La Liga season

First-ever player to score more than 25 goals in 9 consecutive La Liga seasons

The only La Liga player to more than two hat tricks in 8 consecutive seasons 

Highest La Liga hat tricks in a single season – 8

First-ever player to score in 6 consecutive Clasicos 

First-ever player to score more than 40 goals in two consecutive seasons

The first player to hit 300 club goals

Best goal ratio of 1:02 in La Liga 

The only player to win the best player, best goal, and best forward LFP awards in one season

First-ever player to score 50+ goals in 4 Spanish seasons 

The first player to score 200 goals in 178 La Liga games 

The first player to score 150 goals in 140 La Liga games 

5 reasons Cristiano Ronaldo can play until the age of 40
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European records

Most goals in a UEFA Champions League season – 17 goals

Most goals in the history of champions league – 130 goals 

Most goals in the knockout phase in champions league – 60 goals

Most braces in the history of champions league – 29

The only player to score in 2017/2018 group stage matches in the Champions League

The only player to score more than fifteen goals in 2013, 2015, and 2017

Most scores in consecutive champions league matches – 11

Most Champion League hat tricks – 8

The highest number of top-scorer awards in champions league – 7 awards

The highest number of penalties scored in the Champions League – 16 penalties

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International records

The highest number of World Cup matches – 17 Matches

Only Portugal player to score in four different World Cups

Portugal’s all-time leading scorer – 101 goals

Portugal’s all-time leading scorer in UEFA Euro matches 

The only player to reach 100 caps at 27 years

The highest number of UEFA Euro matches – 21 matches

The highest number of World Cup matches – 17 matches 

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Other records

First-ever player to score in every minute of a game

First-ever player to score 200 goals in top five leagues in Europe 

First-ever player to score 50+ goals in 4, 5, and 6 consecutive seasons

Highest Ballon d’Or winning margin of 429 in 2016

The highest number of points in Ballon d’Or with 946 points in 2017

The first-ever and only player to score 60+ goals in a calendar year for four times 

The highest number (13 times) of appearances in FIFPro World XI 

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Most World Cup trophies

Indeed, Cristiano Ronaldo remains one of the most successful football players of our time. Whether he continues to break more records and become the greatest player, the fact remains that he has already made history.