Cristiano Ronaldo turns 36: Here are his career achievements
Football legend Cristiano Ronaldo is celebrating his 36th birthday today. The Juventus FC forward is regarded as one of the greatest of all time. The Portuguese international has continued to script several top-notch records and is going strong. An unstoppable force, Ronaldo is highly respectable for his sheer dedication and hard work. On his birthday, we look at the achievements of Ronaldo.
Ronaldo has scored 660 career club goals in 875 matches. In a glittering career, Ronaldo has played for four clubs. He played 31 games for Sporting, scoring five goals. He went to Manchester United next and racked up 118 goals in 292 games. CR7 also registered 450 goals in 438 games for Real Madrid. For Italian champions Juventus, Ronaldo has 87 in 112 games.
Ronaldo, who has won the Euro Championships and the UEFA Nations League titles with the Portugal football team, is their leading scorer. The veteran forward has registered 102 goals for Portugal in 170 games. Notably, Ronaldo needs eight more goals to surpass former Iran footballer Ali Daei for the most goals in international football (109).
Ronaldo has amassed 20-plus goals for 15 consecutive seasons in club football. From 2006-07 onwards, Ronaldo has scored 20-plus goals leading till the 2020-21 season. He has scored 40-plus goals in a season on nine occasions, including eight successive times for Real Madrid. Meanwhile, his most prolific season (club and country) was in 2011-12, where he scored a staggering 69 goals.
The versatile forward has netted 311 goals in La Liga. He is the highest scorer in the UEFA Champions League with 134. He also racked up 84 Premier League goals, 13 FA Cup goals, besides netting 67 in Serie A. He has scored 37 goals in the FIFA World Cup (including qualifiers). He is the highest scorer (40) in European Championships (including qualifiers).
Last month, Ronaldo scripted history by becoming the top goal-scorer in football history. Ronaldo, who scored in the Italian Super Cup final against Napoli, registered his 760th goal. The star footballer surpassed Josef Bican's tally of 759 goals scored for club and country.
Ronaldo has won 29 career titles in club level. Notably, he has won five UEFA Champions League honors. Ronaldo has won league titles in England, Spain and Italy. He has won the Ballon d'Or five times. Other notable awards include: FIFA World Player of the Year (2008), FIFA Puskas Award (2009) and best players awards in Serie A, Premier League, and La Liga.