Position – Forward
Competitive appearances – 438
Goals – 451
International caps with Portugal – 154
Cristiano Ronaldo is a part of Real Madrid’s legacy and will be remembered as one of the club’s great legends for the rest of his life. He made his debut at the Santiago Bernabéu on July 6, 2009, alongside Eusebio and Alfredo Di Stéfano, and the goals have continued to flow since then. In 438 competitive appearances with Real Madrid, he scored 451 goals (averaging over a goal a game). He scored 312 goals in LaLiga, 105 goals in the Champions League, 22 goals in the Copa del Rey, six goals in the Club World Cup, four goals in the Spanish Super Cup, and two goals in the UEFA Super Cup.
Nobody has ever scored more goals for Real Madrid than the Portuguese striker, who has won four Champions League trophies, three Club World Cups, and two UEFA Super Cups, as well as two LaLiga titles, two Copas del Rey, and two Spanish Super Cups during his time with the club. He won four Ballons d’Or, three Golden Shoe awards, and two The Best awards, as well as being elected UEFA Best Player in Europe three times and winning the Pichichi crown three times.
A Spell Full Of Records
Ronaldo set a number of impressive records during his nine seasons with Real Madrid, including becoming the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, the leading marksman in European Cup history (he scored 105 goals for Real Madrid in the Champions League), the all-time leading Madridista goalscorer in LaLiga (312), and the most games in which a player has scored three or more times in LaLiga (61).
He also set the record for most goals scored in a Champions League campaign (17) and finished the competition as the top goalscorer on six occasions during his tenure at the club. He has been dubbed “the successor to Alfredo Di Stéfano” by club president Florentino Pérez, and he, like Don Alfredo, has left an indelible impression on the history of the world’s best club.