12 Amazing Guinness World Records of Cristiano Ronaldo

For Cristiano Ronaldo, breaking the Guinness World Record is almost like a stroll in the park.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has set so many new records in football and outside the sport that it’s nearly second nature to him, but it never gets old.

Here are the top 12 Cristiano Ronaldo Guinness World Records.

1. Most goals in a UEFA European club competition season (17)

Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao are tied for the most goals scored in a UEFA European club competition in a single season.

In 2010/211, Falcao scored 17 goals in 14 Europa League games to help Porto win the competition. In the meantime, Ronaldo scored 17 goals to lead Real Madrid to the Champions League title in 2013/14.

2. Consecutive Champions League games scored (11)

Mr. Champions League has a Guinness World Record for an 11-game goal run between the 2016/17 and 2017/18 campaigns.

3. Top International goalscorer of all-time

Cristiano Ronaldo eclipsed Ali Daei’s 109 goals on Wednesday, ending Daei’s 17-year tenure as the all-time best goalscorer in men’s international football.

In a World Cup qualifier against Ireland, Ronaldo did so in style by saving his best for last. He scored two late headers to seal a 2-1 comeback victory. It not only secured all three points for Portugal, but it also brought his international tally to 111 goals in 180 appearances.

4. The oldest player to score a World Cup hat-trick (33 years and 130 days)

Even by Cristiano Ronaldo’s high standards, the treble against Spain in Portugal’s World Cup opener was exceptional.

For Russia, he was under extreme duress. Many people predicted that Portugal would lose to pre-tournament favourites Spain. La Roja, on the other hand, was in for a surprise.

Up a dramatic 3-3 draw, Ronaldo put in probably one of his best performances, scoring a hat-trick to steal the show.

He set the Guinness World Record for the oldest treble World Cup scorer at 33 years and 130 days.

5. Most Champions League goals

The best record of any player in the history of the Champions League is 134 goals in 175 games.

For Manchester United, Ronaldo has 15 Champions League goals, 105 for Real Madrid, and 14 for Juventus.

6. Most viewed Wikipedia page for an athlete (male)

Wikipedia is a multilingual online encyclopaedia with millions of users from all over the world. It’s a valuable source of knowledge compiled by tens of thousands of volunteer editors who use a wiki-based editing system. You’ll have a hard time finding better data on something else.

All of the most well-known athletes have Wikipedia entries detailing their backgrounds and careers. And, naturally, CR7’s page is the most popular. According to the Guinness World Records, Ronaldo’s Wiki profile has been seen by over 48 trillion people.

Cristiano Ronaldo has the most number of followers on Instagram.

7. Most followed person on Instagram

Cristiano Ronaldo has the most number of followers on Instagram.

With 338 million followers, the Manchester United player easily outperforms American wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson (267 million followers) and singer Ariana Grande (264m followers).

Only Instagram, with 420 million followers, has more than CR7 as of the same day.

8. Most goals scored in the UEFA European Championships

Apart from winning the Euro 2020 Golden Boot with five goals this summer, Ronaldo also became the European Championship’s all-time leading goalscorer, surpassing Michel Platini. He has 14 goals in the tournament thus far.

9. Most FIFA World Cup tournaments scored in by a player (4)

Cristiano Ronaldo also equaled the record for most World Cup goals in the same game against Spain. He has scored for Portugal in four separate editions of the event (2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018).

CR7 shares the record with Uwe Seeler (West Germany – 1958, 1962, 1966, and 1970), Pele (Brazil – 1958, 1962, 1966, and 1970), and Miroslav Klose (Germany – 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014).

10. Most followers for an athlete on Twitter

With 94.1 million followers as of September 5, 2021, Ronaldo (@Cristiano) is the most popular athlete on Twitter.

LeBron James (@KingJames) is his closest social media competitor. The NBA legend has 50.1 million followers, compared to Ronaldo’s 94 million.

11. Most likes for an athlete on Facebook

Ronaldo is unrivalled in terms of popularity. On Facebook, as on Instagram and Twitter, the Real Madrid icon has the most liked profile of any athlete.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Facebook page has 149 million followers as of September 5, 2021. He’s had this record since 2016 and is likely to hold it for a long time.

12. Top scorer across ALL UEFA club competitions

Ronaldo, as previously stated, holds the record for most goals scored in the Champions League with 134. This is also the highest total reached by any player in any UEFA European club competition.

The Champions League, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, Europa League, UEFA Intertoto Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and Intercontinental Cup are among the competitions.

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