What Are All the Insane Records Cristiano Ronaldo Holds in the UEFA Champions League?

Published 10/01/2021, 3:12 PM EDT


Cristiano Ronaldo is a freak of nature. Even at 36, he remains one of the best players in modern-day football. Aging like fine wine, Ronaldo lived up to his caliber once again, scoring the 94th-minute winner for Manchester United against Villarreal.

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Such heroics from Ronaldo are so common, that many now regard the Champion League as a fictional story and Cristiano, it’s lead actor. Deservingly well, he has also earned himself the nickname, Mr. Champions League. Here, we decode all the insane records the Portuguese captain has bagged over the years.

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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

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 136 goals in 178 appearances*

Mr. Champions League in his illustrious career has scored 136 goals so far. This insane goal tally makes him the top scorer in the tournament’s history. Moreover, he has 178 appearances in the UCL to his name, making him the highest appearance maker in the tournament.

The Manchester United forward also holds the record for the most number of goals scored in a single season. He set this record in the 13/14 season, scoring a remarkable 17 goals.

The former Real Madrid winger also holds the record for scoring the most number of goals in the knockout stage. CR7 has netted 67 times after the group stage.

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Is CR7 the greatest clutch player in football?

Earlier this week, CR7 scored a late winner against Villarreal to seal the tie for his team. However, this wasn’t the first time first he’s showed up when his team direly needed a hero. According to data, CR7 holds the joint record for scoring the most number of winners [3] after the 90th minute.

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

The former Juventus talisman has won the Champions League a record 5 times. With a dozen astonishing records to his name, is it safe to say, CR7 is the greatest clutch player in football?

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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