Cristiano Ronaldo’s Incredible Goalscoring Record
Cristiano Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, and his incredible goalscoring record is a major part of that. Since he began playing professional football in 2002, Ronaldo has scored a staggering 781 goals in 1142 appearances, at a rate of nearly one every 90 minutes.
Goals Per Season
Since bursting onto the scene as an 18-year-old playing for Sporting CP, Ronaldo has hit the ground running and his goalscoring has increased exponentially over the years. The following section outlines the goalscoring records across his various clubs:
- Sporting CP (2002-2003): 5 goals in 31 matches
- Manchester United (2003-2009): 118 goals in 292 matches
- Real Madrid (2009-2018): 450 goals in 438 matches
- Juventus (2018-Present): 208 goals in 172 matches
In addition to his incredible club successes, Ronaldo has also won numerous individual accolades. He is the only player to have won the Ballon d’Or five times, and he holds the record for the most goals in a season (61) and the most UEFA Champions League hat-tricks (7). Additionally, he is the leading goalscorer in the history of the UEFA Champions League (134 goals in 174 matches) and the top scorer in the history of the Spanish football league (311 goals in 292 matches). It’s unsurprising that Ronaldo is currently the leading scorer among active players.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s goalscoring career has been nothing short of incredible. He has scored 781 goals in 1142 matches throughout his time at Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus, and he currently holds the records for the most goals in a season, the most Champions League hat-tricks and the highest goalscorer in Champions League history. Whether or not he will ever be topped is a separate discussion, but for now, his record stands as one of the greatest in football.