Cristiano Ronaldo, the thoroughly driven Portugal star has already set and broken dozens of records in his illustrious career and some still remain within touching distance heading into Euro 2020
If it’s one thing that Cristiano Ronaldo loves, it is being the best.
In club competition, he has locked horns with Lionel Messi on multiple occasions and lost out on a few Ballon d’Ors, with the Argentine boasting six to Ronaldo’s five.
At international level, however, Europe remains at his mercy and no one can stop him there, not even Messi.
No one could have quite envisaged the impact Ronaldo would have had when he joined Real Madrid in an £80million move from Manchester United in 2009.
Back then, that sum of money was worthy of a world record fee. The Portuguese was undoubtedly one of the world’s most marketable stars and on the back of a 42-goal season with the Red Devils, his ability to score goals was undeniable.
But he reached a new level of dominance in Spain, with a tendency for not only reaching records but smashing them to pieces.
In his 292 LaLiga appearances, Ronaldo incredibly delivered 310 goals — an average of more than one a game.
In the same period, Messi managed 329 goals by the virtue of playing more games, with 309 appearances in total, before Ronaldo left for Juventus in 2018
He also managed to score 10 or more goals in seven consecutive seasons in the Champions League with Los Blancos and his record of 17 in 11 appearances in the 2016-17 campaign may never be surpassed.
He leads the all-time record for Champions League goals with 135 and counting, putting him a fair distance ahead of Messi.