5 Guinness World Records held by Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo record-breaking exploits have no limits with his off-field achievements making the Guinness World Record.
Entering the Guinness World Record books is almost similar to taking a walk in the park for Ronaldo. The Juventus superstar has reached so many new milestones in football that breaking records is like a second-nature to him.
It doesn’t matter whether he is on or off the pitch-the records keep on tumbling his way. Ronaldo has so many records. It’s even hard for a few of “us” to keep count anymore. It’s frightening to imagine just how far he can still progress.
Sunday’s opener against Fiorentina saw the Portuguese international equal David Trezeguet accolade of scoring nine successive Serie A games for Juventus.
The star has now scored 16 goals in 12 games across all competitions.
Ronaldo’s Top 5 Guinness World Records
For the popularity department, Ronaldo has no competition. The Real Madrid legend has scaled heights that the majority of his peers can only dream about. Everyone wants to know more about him.
As of 2nd February 2020, Ronaldo’s Facebook has a staggering 24m followers. It easily makes him the most popular football player on the social network platform.
He has held this particular record since 2016 and will probably retain it for many years to come.
On to the second, Ronaldo is the Champions League king. The Portugal international has scored a record 128 goals in the competition with Lionel Messi being the second runners up with 114 goals.
However, Ronaldo’s exploits in Europe’s premier club competition has been stunning. He holds the Guinness World Record or most consecutive Champions League matches scored in the remarkable 11-game run between the 2016/17 and 2017/18 campaigns.
At 34 years, he also surpassed Claudio Pizarro as the Champions League’s oldest hat-trick scorer.
On to the most viewed Wikipedia page of any male athlete. Naturally, most famous sports stars have their own Wikipedia pages that detail their backgrounds and careers.
Surprisingly, the most visited one of all is Cristiano Ronaldo’s. The Guinness World Record books revealed that over 48 trillion visitors viewed Ronaldo’s Wiki Profile alone.
Ronaldo happens to be the most successful penalty-taker in La Liga. Whenever he is on the pitch, he automatically becomes the team’s designated penalty taker.
His proficiency in spot-kicks led fans to dub him “penaldo” during his goal and trophy-laden none years at Real Madrid.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner took an incredible 72 penalties in La Liga alone for Los Blancos. He scored 61 of them to make him the most successful spot-kick take ever seen in Spain.
The superstar is also the oldest player to score a World-Cup hat-trick. The treble against Spain in Portugal’s World Cup opener was a special one.
Ronaldo was under insane pressure heading into Russia. Many wrote Portugal off against pre-tournament favorites Spain. However, La Roja had something else coming.
Ronaldo delivered arguably one of his finest performances to steal the show with a hat-trick in a thrilling 3-3 draw. It also saw him become the first Portuguese player in history to score in four consecutive World Cups.
At 33, he also became the oldest treble World Cup scorer in the Guinness World Record books.