The Portuguese superstar again added a new record to his list of records. This time he made a record of the highest number of UEFA Champions League appearances. In the match against Villarreal, on the home ground, he made his 178 UEFA Champions League appearance and bypass the Spanish legend, Iker Casillas. Casillas has made 177 appearances in the Champions League.
The former Real Madrid legend equalise the record in the last match against Young Boys at Champions League. Apart from his appearance record, he also equalises the record of scoring against 36th different clubs. This unique is the only early by his rival Lionel Messi. He matched this record in the match against Young Boys.
Therefore, at the last minute, he scored the winning goal against Villarreal. However, the former Real Madrid star makes an impressive comeback at Old Trafford after his surprise move from Juventus. Till now CR7 played 3 matches and scored 4 goals.
Look at Ronaldo’s other UCL records
1. Highest number of Champions League titles
The Greatest of all time Cristiano Ronaldo wins the highest number of Champions League titles. Ronaldo has won 5 UCL titles in his career till now. He won his first Champions League with his present club the Red Devils (Manchester United) in the year 2008. While the remaining four titles he won with his former club Real Madrid. Whenever we talk about European records Ronaldo is always included in the top list.
2. Highest number of UEFA Champions goals
The 36 years old Man Utd star is known as the Mr Champions League as he scored the highest number of UCL goals in history. So, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 134 goals in the UCL. While Ronaldo has already opened his Champions League goal tally in both the match against Young Boys and Villarreal with Man Utd.
3. Highest number of UEFA awards
The Portuguese legend is one of the greatest players that grace the game of football with his hard work and talent. He also holds the record of the highest number of UEFA awards in history. Despite he didn’t win the award this season as it is bagged by Italian midfielder Jorginho as his maiden UEFA award. Therefore, CR7 has 3 UEFA awards in his name.
4. Highest number of goals in a single Champions League season
During his iconic time at Real Madrid, he achieves many records with Spanish giants. On of his record is the highest number of goals in a single UCL season of 17 in the season 2013-14. He also helps Real Madrid to win their 10th European title after a long time. Cristiano Ronaldo has won 4 UEFA Champions League titles with Los Blancos.
5. The only player that scores 10 goals against a single club
Ronaldo has this unique record against his former club the Turin giants Juventus. The 36th year’s old forward made this record in UEFA Champions League by scoring 10 goals against one team. And he is also the only player to score goals in three UCL finals. Therefore, Cristiano Ronaldo also has the most number of goals in the history of UCL.