Cristiano Ronaldo has always scored more than 40 goals as a Madridista since 2010. He scored 46 in 2010, before going on to score 53 in 2011 and 58 in 2012. His 59 goals in 2013 deserve special note because they set a new record for him.
Ronaldo has already been awarded with the Ballon d'Or for 2010 and 2011. He is also a strong candidate for 2012 and 2013.
He has been named European Footballer of the Year on three occasions (2010, 2011, 2013).
Besides being a great player, Cristiano Ronaldo is also one of the best-paid athletes in the world. In 2016, he earned $72 million after scoring six goals in six matches at the FIFA Club World Cup. That made him the tournament's most expensive player. Previously, he had won the award in 2009 and 2013.
As far as records are concerned, there is only one that matters to Ronaldo and that is the number 100 against Portugal. He has promised to score at least once in each match of this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil and we will see how far he gets before then.
In 2014, he scored 52 goals in 43 games and guided Real Madrid to the Champions League triumph, earning him yet another Ballon d'Or honor. In 2014-15, he led La Liga in scoring with 48 goals. Ronaldo scored his 324th goal for Real Madrid in October 2015, becoming the club's all-time greatest scorer. He has won every major European trophy available, including the UEFA Champions League four times and the UEFA Europa League twice.
Ronaldo started his career at local club Sporting CP before joining Italian side Manchester United in 2001 for $16 million ($67.5 million today). He returned to Portugal two years later and has not looked back since. Ronaldo has won almost every individual award there is to win in Europe, including the FIFA World Player of the Year award three times. He has also been named the Balon D'Or winner on five occasions.
He will be playing for the third time against his former club Manchester United on August 19, at the Olympic Stadium in London. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN USA and other networks.
The best player in the world is Lionel Messi of Argentina.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional soccer player who has achieved several records while representing Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus, as well as the Portuguese national team. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a soccer superstar from Portugal.
He has 360 goals in 343 outings for Real Madrid, where he is the club's all-time leading goalscorer. Ronaldo has 343 goals in 454 league games (both at Manchester United and Real Madrid). He scored 84 goals in 196 games for Manchester United.
Real Madrid's all-time leading scorer. Cristiano Ronaldo set a season record with six hat-tricks, four goals in one game, and a five-goal haul in another during the 2014/15 season. The first of these came against Getafe on 29 September 2014. He scored a brace in each half to help his side to a 4-0 win.
Ronaldo has now scored 100 goals or more in each of his seven seasons with Real Madrid. He is only the second player after Diego Maradona to have reached this milestone (after eight seasons).
The five goals he scored in a single game are also a world record. He achieved this feat on three occasions - once in the UEFA Champions League against CFR Cluj (21 October 2011) and twice in La Liga against Getafe and Zaragoza (both in 2014).
Ronaldo has been involved in hundreds of matches over the course of his career and has scored almost always when his team needed it most. However, he never seemed to score at key moments during games. That changed on 21 October 2011 when he scored five times in a match while playing for Portugal against Romania in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. This record has since been broken by Kylian Mbappe who scored six goals in a 2019 FIFA World Cup qualification match between France and Albania.
1. He boasts outstanding goal-scoring records for both club and nation. Cristiano Ronaldo has 127 goals in the UEFA Champions League, Europe's top club event, making him the league's all-time leading scorer. Ronaldo also established records that have yet to be broken by another player. He is the first player to score 100 goals in the Champions League and he is only the second player after Maradona to score 50 goals in a single season - Ronaldo did so in 2016-17.
Ronaldo is also the most expensive player in history. The £99.5 million ($128 million) fee paid by American football team Los Angeles Rams for his transfer from Portuguese club Madrid CF in 2009 is more than any other player has been paid. His salary at Madrid was €15.0 million ($18.3 million).
He is the highest scoring player in the history of soccer and rugby union. With his latest goal against Uruguay on Wednesday, April 25, Ronaldo has surpassed Gerd Mueller as the all-time leading scorer in the history of international men's soccer. However, because the current world record holder Diego Maradona has not retired some critics claim that Ronaldo isn't fully credited with this achievement due to political reasons. Others say that since soccer is less popular in Argentina than it is in Spain, France or Portugal where Maradona plays for his team, he hasn't received the attention he deserves.