Happy Birthday Cristiano Ronaldo: 5 world records by 34-year-old Portuguese international

Happy Birthday Cristiano Ronaldo: 5 world records by 34-year-old Portuguese international

Portuguese professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo turns 34 today on February 5. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best footballers world have ever seen. His phenomenal goal scoring capabilities place him above all. The Portuguese captain plays for Italian club Juventus in the current season.

He started his professional football career with Portuguese club Sporting Club de Portugal in 2002 and was transferred to English Premier League giants, Manchester United in 2003 where he played till 2008-09. In 2009 Cristiano was transferred to the club of the century which is Real Madrid.

With Sporting CP, Cristiano who was 17-years-old at that time played 25 matches scoring 3 goals. With Manchester United 2003-09, he played 196 matches scoring 84 goals. He was then transferred to Real Madrid where he played 292 matches and scored 311 goals in the time span of 2009-2018.

Currently, he is playing for Italian club Juventus where he has scored 17 goals from 22 appearances.

5 phenomenal records by Cristiano Ronaldo:

Only player to score in 8 consecutive major international tournaments: He scored in 4 consecutive European Championship editions, in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. He also scored in 4 consecutive FIFA World Cup editions, in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018.

Most career goals in Europe’s top six leagues: 412 goals (EPL, La Liga, Serie A)

60 or more goals 4 consecutive times: Only player in history to have scored 60 or more goals in a calendar year four times (consecutively from 2011 to 2014)

Real Madrid all-time top goalscorer is none other than Portuguese ace Cristiano Ronaldo who had scored 360 goals in all competitions.

He is also the most followed celebrity on Instagram: In October, Cristiano Ronaldo became the most followed person on Instagram, taking the top spot off the young sensation pop singer, Selena Gomez.

That’s some achievement, considering that Cristiano is the only athlete and non-American to don the top 10 list. Ronaldo is now on a staggering 153 million followers, second to only Instagram itself that exerts a number of 279 million. A number that nobody will be reaching anytime soon.

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