9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Cristiano Ronaldo

5-Time Ballon D’or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo is probably one of the best footballers that have plied the trade and currently, he plies his trade for the Al-Nassr football club as a forward and there are 9 things you probably did not know about him.

 

Cristiano Ronaldo was born on the 5th of February, 1985 and he began his professional football career Sporting CP in his country, Portugal before breaking out as a world superstar after he signed for Manchester United in 2003.

Recall that he spent only 6 years at the Theatre of Dreams where he won many trophies and World best player award before he moved to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Also, after great exploits with Madrista team, he moved to Juventus in 2018 where he helped the Old Lady scup two Scudetto Titles before a surprise return to The Theatre of Dreams in 2021.

 

However, below are the nine things you probably did not know about Cristiano Ronaldo.

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He is the first football player in history to score in 5 editions of the World Cup. The likes of Lionel Messi, Pele and Klose are all on 4.

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Also, Cristiano Ronaldo is the Portuguese footballer with most goals in their National Team and it totals at 118 goals.

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Ronaldo is the first player to score 2 goals on penalty kicks in the first 11 minutes of a World Cup qualifying match (Oct. 12, 2021).

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He is also the player with the most UEFA Champions League Caps and it is pegged at 183 (Manchester United 59, Real Madrid 101, Juventus 23).

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He is the player who has scored the most goal doubles in the UEFA Champions League history.l and it is pegged at 30.

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Along with Messi, he is the footballer with the most hat tricks in Champions League history: 8 (Real Madrid 7, Juventus 1).

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Also, Cristiano Ronaldo is the footballer that have scored the highest number of goals in the history of Real Madrid and it is pegged at 451.

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Cristian Ronaldo is the first footballer to play 5 different editions of the European Championships (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020).

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The Al-Nassr forward is the first player in Juventus history to score at least 100 goals in his first 3 seasons (101).

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