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10 amazing records of Cristiano Ronaldo

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The Portugese footballer who currently plays for Real Madrid and captains the Portugal football team. Cristiano Ronaldo arrived football arena at Old Trafford in 2003 and the rest is now become history. Ronaldo is a unique and special player in and off the field.

He likes to trouble opponents and find out their weakest link within the defense. At times, the 28-year-old has embarrassed a lot of big names with his trickery and brilliance. He is one of the most famous sports personalities in the world.

Ronaldo has several records under his belt that have left fans chanting incessantly and left negative critics in a state of overwhelming amazement. Let’s see the 10 amazing records that the young maestro from Madiera has been able to snare so far.

On Field Records

1. While playing for Manchester United, Ronaldo broke George Best’s 33 goal scoring record, which was originally set in the 1967–68 season. Being inducted in to the Manchester United Football Club made Ronaldo the first ever Portugese to play for the football club.

2. Ronaldo became the top European league player to reach a milestone of 40 goals in a single season and that too executing the task for two consecutive years.

3. Ronaldo also broke the record of reaching one hundred league goals in the shortest time possible, making him the fastest player in Real Madrid to do so. This record will also include Ronaldo being the first player to reach the status of becoming the first player ever to score against every team in a single season in the ‘La Liga’.

In addition, while playing for Real Madrid, he also reached the record for scoring the most goals in a single season, which attributed to most goals being scored in a single minute for the same Club.

4. Ronaldo has executed seven hat tricks in a single football season, which is the highest number of hat tricks in a football season.

5. He became the only player ever to play for Sporting’s under-16, under-17, under-18, B-team, and the first team, all within one season.

Accolades And Awards

6. While playing for Manchester United in the Premier League, Ronaldo became only the 3rd player in the history of the league to receive the Barclays Player of the Month honors for two consecutive months for November and December 2006. The only two remaining players who received the same award were: Robbie Fowler, who received the award in 1996, and Dennis Bergkamp, who received it in 1997.

7. Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or award twice, which is a prestigious football award granted annually to the player who has displayed impressive performance in the previous year. The selection of the player goes through a strict regime, taking votes from players, coaches and captains who belong to different teams. The fact that Ronaldo became the first Portuguese footballer to win the award twice makes it an impressive feat indeed.

8. In addition to winning the award, Ronaldo also became the first player in England to grab all four main PFA and FWA awards, which he had done in season of 2007.

9. Four days after suffering a car accident, Ronaldo became the first player in the Premier League to be named the FIFA World Player of the Year. In this way, he also became the first Portuguese player to win the award since Luís Figo in 2001.

10. Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the European Golden Shoe in the years 2008 and 2011, and is only the 7th player in the history of the game to win the award on two occasions. The remaining players who have been able to replicate this feat are Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry, Fernando Gomes, Ally McCoist, Dudu Georgescu and Gerd Müller.

However, while winning the award twice, Ronaldo also became the only player to claim it while playing for two different leagues (English Premier League and Spanish La Liga).

Other Record

Ronaldo became the most expensive player in football history when he was transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid. The transfer took place in 2009 and was worth £80 million, which is equivalent to $131.6 million, the record has now been broken by Gareth Bale who was transferred from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in €100 which is equivalent to $136.77 million. Ronaldo’s current contract with Real Madrid states that he is being paid €21 million per year, making him the most expensive football player in the world.

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  1. Jedimaster

    April 24, 2015 at 8:12 am

    I feel for Ronaldo…he is a fantastic player, but will always play second fiddle to Messi!

    • Don Lucassi

      April 24, 2015 at 11:12 am

      wetin u dey talk? Second fiddle how? 3 world best awards

      • Jedimaster

        April 24, 2015 at 11:40 am

        As opposed Messi’s 4?

        • Don Lucassi

          April 24, 2015 at 12:31 pm

          Just saying that, you cant call that 2nd fiddle. They are both great. Both have records the other is trying to match.

  2. damizzle!!

    April 24, 2015 at 9:38 am

    my son must be a footballer o!

  3. Apachee zooma

    April 24, 2015 at 9:48 am

    i don’t care. Blues for life!

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