When Real Madrid president Florentino Perez broke the world record transfer fee in 2009 to land 2008 Ballon D’Or winner and Manchester United ace in an £80m move to the Santiago Bernabeu, the entire planet was awed even though criticism from some section followed it. Since Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Real Madrid, he has virtually broken all goal scoring records at Real Madrid making club legends late Don Alfredo Di Stefano and Raul Gonzalez previous records look weak and stale.
Cristiano has taken his goal scoring prowess to new heights. His impressive stats in the UEFA Champions League is our focus.
Do you know ?
Cristiano Ronaldo has the most Champions League goals? Cristiano has scored 119 goals in 149 games.
Cristiano Ronaldo has the most group stage goals in the Champions League? Cristiano has scored 60 goals in the group stage, he shares this record with Lionel Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo has the most goals in the quarter-finals in the Champions League? Cristiano has scored 22 goals in the quarter-finals
Cristiano Ronaldo has the most goals in the semifinals in the Champions League? Cristiano has scored 13 goals in the semifinals
Cristiano Ronaldo has the most goals in the finals of the Champions League? Cristiano has scored 4 goals in the finals
Cristiano Ronaldo has the most hat-tricks in the Champions League? Cristiano has scored 7 hat-tricks, a record he shares with Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo has reached double figures in terms of Champions League goals for seven consecutive seasons. His most prolific season was 2013-14 when he hit 17 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo is the ONLY player to have scored in 10 consecutive matches in the Champions League.
Is this the Cristiano League?
Ladies and gentlemen, the mercurial 33 year old Portuguese captain appears to have a special romance with the UEFA Champions League. His second goal (the spectacular overhead head kick) at the Allianz stadium in Turin which earned him a standing ovation from the crowd and admiration from the every corner of the world is just one of his many special goals from his huge collections.
Salute Cristiano Ronaldo! One of the finest footballer and possibly the greatest goal scorer we have been privileged to see play the game.