Ronaldo has tied the global record for most international goals scored by a man player with his five goals at Euro 2021. He has 109 goals in 177 games for Portugal, equaling Iran's Ali Daei's all-time FIFA international record for men. The record is held by Germany's Gerd Mueller who had 108 goals from 1956 to 1970.
Ronaldo has been involved in every Portuguese game since his debut in 2004 and he is one of only three players (the other two being Rui Patrício and Deco) to have appeared in every match for their country during that time. The forward has won several individual awards including the UEFA Champions League/Europa League trophy in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019; UEFA Best Player in Europe Award in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019; FIFA World Player of the Year Award in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019; Ballon d'Or Award in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019; and La Liga MVP Award in 2007-08, 2010-11, and 2011-12.
Besides football, Ronaldo has also been a successful basketball player in his youth career.
He owns a club and country record of 781 senior career goals. Furthermore, he is one of the rare players with over 1,100 professional career appearances. Ronaldo has won 32 senior titles during his career. He is also one of only three players to have scored in at least 100 UEFA Champions League matches (along with Alfredo Di Stéfano and Lukas Podolski).
Ronaldo has also been involved in some historic matches. He was part of the Portugal team that beat France 4-1 in Paris in March 2004. That match also marked the first time that four French players were sent off in a single match. It was also reported that Ronaldo had a salary of $7 million at Manchester United at the time of his transfer in 2009.
In 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo broke Fernando Santos' record as Portugal's all-time top scorer with his 50th goal in a 6-0 win over Andorra. The record was later surpassed by Jose Antonio Reyes with his 51st goal in a 2-1 victory over China on September 16, 2009. However, the record was once again surpassed by Ronaldo just five months later on February 5, 2010 when he scored his 53rd goal for Portugal in a 3-0 win over Estonia at the Euro 2012 qualifying stage.
At Euro 2020, Ronaldo equaled Ali Daei's record of 109 international goals, becoming the joint-top international goalscorer of all time. International data compare Cristiano Ronaldo to Lionel Messi.
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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.
Ronaldo has scored against 43 different countries in his career. Lithuania and Sweden are the two countries against which Ronaldo has scored the most goals. Which country has Ronaldo conceded the most goals?
Ronaldo has scored against 117 of the 158 teams he has faced in his career, making it nearly a foregone conclusion against some. Here are his top 30 favorite opponents during his competitive club career. Dortmund (Borussia Dortmund), Liverpool FC (6 goals), Manchester United (5 goals), Juventus (5 goals), Real Madrid (5 goals)
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored against almost every major team in world football, with the exception of Barcelona and Bayern Munich. He has scored seven times against Borussia Dortmund, six times against Liverpool, five times against Manchester United, five times against Juventus, and five times against Real Madrid.
Ronaldo has scored only once in four attempts against Chelsea FC, but he did so while at Inter Milan. The Portuguese forward scored twice against AC Milan in 2007/08, when Milan was playing in its first season in Serie A after being bought by Silvio Berlusconi. Ronaldo also netted twice against Udine Calcio in 2008/09, when Milan was playing in its second season in the league.
Overall, Ronaldo has scored 87 goals in international competitions for Portugal, which is more than any other Portuguese player. He is one goal behind Fernando Gomes as the country's all-time leading scorer.
Neymar has now scored 64 goals for Brazil, surpassing the country's renowned footballer, Ronaldo, who has 62 for the national team. He now has 64 international goals in 104 appearances, two more than Ronaldo, who has 62 goals in 98 matches for Brazil.
The latest goal came in Sunday's 2-1 win over Colombia at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Stadium. It was his 53rd career victory and moved him into a tie with Pele for ninth on the all-time list of scorers for Brazil. Ronaldo is first with 65 goals.
Neymar became Brazil's all-time leading scorer in the 58th minute of the game against Colombia. The last Brazilian player to do so was Ronaldo, back in 2004 when he scored one goal in three matches during the World Cup in Portugal. Before that, Pelé had held this record since 1958 when he scored the only goal of the competition opening match between Brazil and Sweden.
Currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain and having previously played for Barcelona and Real Madrid, Neymar is one of the best players in the world. He won the FIFA Player of the Year award in 2016. With his talent, it is no surprise that he has been nicknamed the "Prince of Páris".
Ronaldo is currently with Los Angeles Dodgers as their vice president of soccer operations.