3 records that show Cristiano Ronaldo is the undisputed GOAT

3 records that show Cristiano Ronaldo is the undisputed GOAT

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 13:00 - 20.12.2023

Cristiano Ronaldo will go down as one of the greatest footballers in history and there are some records set by the Portuguese icon that may never be broken.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are widely regarded as two of the greatest footballers of all time, and their rivalry has pushed them to achieve incredible feats throughout their careers. 

While both players have broken numerous records, there are a few that Ronaldo holds that Messi may never be able to match. Here are three Cristiano Ronaldo records that Messi may never break:

Cristiano Ronaldo won the Champions League with Real Madrid

Ronaldo is the UEFA Champions League all-time top scorer 

Ronaldo holds the record for the most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League, with 140 goals in 183 appearances. Messi has 129 goals in 162 appearances and is unlikely to play in Europe again. 

Most goals in a single UEFA Champions League season ahead of Messi

Ronaldo also holds the record for the most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season, with 17 goals in the 2015-16 campaign. Messi's best single-season tally is 14 goals, which he achieved in the 2011-12 season.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

 Most goals scored in European club competitions

Ronaldo holds the record for the most goals scored in all European club competitions, with 144 goals in 192 appearances. Messi, while still one of the leading goalscorers in European competitions, has 132 goals in 175 appearances. 

These three records highlight Ronaldo's exceptional goalscoring prowess in the UEFA Champions League and European competitions, particularly in his peak years with Real Madrid. 

While Messi is a remarkable player in his own right, it seems unlikely that he will be able to surpass these particular achievements held by Ronaldo.

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