A handful of superlatives have been used by journalists, bloggers, football fans to qualify his achievements that there are none again that can hold much water. Counting the number of records Ronaldo has under his belt is just tantamount to the amount of money he has in his bank account because you can’t possibly go through them all in one day!
There are legends in the beautiful game and Cristiano Ronaldo is a name to uphold considering all he has done for the past ten years.
Today’s slideshow will feature the 5 things only Cristiano Ronaldo has done till date:
05. Most followed athlete on all famous social websites
Cristiano Ronaldo is the player who has the most number of followers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. He also holds the Guinness World Record for this awesome feat. Although social networking hasn’t been in the world since football started, this incredible achievement hasn’t been matched yet.
CR7 has 59.5 million followers on Twitter, 122 million followers on Facebook, and 111 million, followers on Instagram. Doubt if Leo Messi will be able to break this one.
04. The only footballer to sell a Golden Boot
Cristiano Ronaldo once again showcased his generosity by selling the Golden Boot award he received in 2012.
The Real Madrid star auctioned his award to donate funds for schools in Gaza. The Golden Boot was able to raise a sum of 1.5 million euros in total. While many players can only dream of touching the famous award, here is a legend who sells it for the betterment of people.
03. Scoring 50+ goals in six consecutive seasons
The Real Madrid forward is the only striker in the history of football to score 50+ goals in six consecutive seasons. Ronaldo’s closest rival failed to keep up with his counterpart after failing to score more than 50 goals in season 2013-14. Ronaldo has been touching the 50 goal mark since the 2010-11 season up until the 2016/17 one.
Here are the numbers during that period.
2010/11: 53 goals in 54 games
2011/12: 60 goals in 55 games
2012/13: 55 goals in 55 games
2013/14: 51 goals in 47 games
2014/15: 61 goals in 54 games
2015/16: 51 goals in 48 games
02. The only footballer to finish Champions League top-scorer in five consecutive seasons
There are numerous scoring records with the name Cristiano Ronaldo written over them. And, being the top-scorer for Champions League for five consecutive seasons
01. Only player to score in seven consecutive international Championships
Cristiano Ronaldo was the most crucial part of a Portugal squad that won the Euro 2016. Apart from winning, Ronaldo remains the only player to score in every UEFA Euro tournament he has played in.
Ronaldo has scored in all four Euros in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Also, he made it to the score sheet for Portugal in 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups as well.
That makes it seven consecutive international championships in which Ronaldo has scored. Footballer extraordinaire!