On May 26, 2018, minutes after the Real Madrid was crowned champion of the European Championship for the thirteenth time, Cristiano Ronaldo claimed that the maximum continental competition at club level «should be called CR7 Champions League». Far from the inappropriateness of the statements still on the pitch of the Kiev Olympian, the Portuguese striker was perhaps right, especially if you look at the records that he is still breaking game after game.
And is that Cristiano Ronaldo holds, after the game against him Young Boys, up to 20 records in the competition among which stand out being the player with the most matches, the top scorer and also the top assistant.
In the game in Switzerland, in which Manchester United ended up defeated despite the goal Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese scored the 135th goal of his entire career in the Champions League, which allows him to continue increasing his record and equaled another record, the number of games played in this competition, which he now shares with 177 with Iker Casillas.
Cristiano’s 20 records
- Most games in the Champions League (177, tied with Casillas)
- All-Time Top Scorer (135)
- Maximum assistant (42)
- Most goals in one season (17 goals in 2013/14)
- Most goals in knockout rounds (67)
- Most penalties scored in the Champions League (19)
- Most UEFA Champions League finals won (5)
- Only player to have scored in three Champions League finals
- Only footballer to have scored in all six games in a group
- Only player to have scored in 11 consecutive games
- The only player to have scored ten goals against a single club (Juventus)
- Most times scorer in the competition
- Only footballer to score 3 hat-tricks in one edition
- Most hat-tricks in the Champions League (8, tied with Messi)
- Most goals scored in quarter-finals and semi-finals
- First player to score 100 goals
- First to score 100 goals with a club (Real Madrid)
- Most group stage goals in a single season
- Unique to score at least 10 goals in seven consecutive seasons
- Player with the most matches won