Cristiano Ronaldo Has More UEFA Champions League Wins Than These Major Clubs

Published 10/20/2021, 9:17 AM EDT
Soccer Football – Champions League – Group F – BSC Young Boys v Manchester United – Stadion Wankdorf, Bern, Switzerland- September 14, 2021 Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Denis Balibouse


Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo won the UEFA Champions League back with Manchester United, his love for the competition was evident. Since then, he’s been one of the Champions League’s most successful players. He is the top-scorer of the competition with 136 goals. He has won the trophy a whopping 5 times, as an integral part of the incredible three-peat Real Madrid team.

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Another fascinating statistic about Ronaldo and the Champions League is that he has won more matches in the competition than European giants like Chelsea, Arsenal, and even his former club, Juventus since the 1992/93 season.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is a Champions League legend

Astonishingly, Ronaldo has won 114 matches in 178 games in the Champions League. The Spanish club Real Madrid leads the charts with 166 wins from 281 games since the 1992/93 season. Barcelona is placed second with 160 wins from 275 games while Bayern Munich conquered 155 games in 264 attempts.

Following those three clubs is Ronaldo’s present club, Manchester United, with 125 victories out of 236. To sum up, Ronaldo is placed fifth in that list, which is an extraordinary record.

Soccer Football – Champions League – Group F – Manchester United v Villarreal – Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – September 29, 2021 Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Phil Noble TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Below Ronaldo in the tally are Juventus, Chelsea, Porto, Arsenal, and AC Milan, in that order. The 36-year-old Ronaldo continues to score goals with his current club Manchester United, although, the club’s performances have not been impressive so far. There have even been serious question raised about their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Even though Ronaldo’s signing provided a sense of fresh impetus to the team, United has had a poor run of form. They lost to Aston Villa at home and recently surrendered their away-record with a 4-2 loss at Leicester City.

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In the Champions League, United have looked shaky as well. They lost their opening match to Young Boys and only won against Villareal thanks to a late winner after a disappointing performance. Ronaldo, however, scored in both matches and is continuing his form in his favorite tournament.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics in matches have come into question with many pundits questioning the team’s character in big games.

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Ronaldo’s leadership would be important to the team, as his experience in the competition will help them get over the finish line. Returning to his boyhood club would have excited many fans, but the team’s performances have been unsatisfactory. Time will tell whether he has what it takes to take them to the next level.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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