Cristiano Ronaldo netted twice for Real Madrid in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final win over Bayern Munich and, in doing so, edged further ahead of Lionel Messi in the race to become the tournament’s first centurion.
But Ronaldo at this stage shouldn’t be seen as a mere footballer, he should be referred to as the modern day ‘god’ of football, and this amazing records held by the Real Madrid/Portugal star can only prove this.
1.) He’s the most followed athlete/sports man on Instagram
With over 97 million fans on Instagram, Cristiano Ronaldo is the perfect brand for any company to work with, as his followership ranks with top Hollywood celebrities.
2.) First and only player to score in Four European Cup, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Euros
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in four European cup, achieving this feat in 2004,2008,2012 and 2016 Euros.
3.)The only player to win all of the league title, the national cup, the national Super Cup (a.k.a. Community Shield), Champions League, Club World Cup, League Player of the Year, the Golden Boot and the Ballon d’Or while at TWO different clubs
Ronaldo while at Manchester United and even at Real Madrid won league titles, the community shield, the FA cup and the Champions league, Ballon D’or, Golden boot (highest goalscorer) and player of the year awards while at both clubs. He will never be forgotten!
4.)The most followed athlete on Twitter, 17 million followers ahead of LeBron James
Ronaldo, always updating his fans with the latest happenings in his career boasts a Twitter following of 51 million, 17 million more than his closest rival, NBA star, LeBron James.
5.) Real Madrid and Portugal’s all time highest goalscorer
Ronaldo has surpassed Real Madrid legends Alfredo Di Stefano and Raul as the club’s highest goalscorer of all time and is also Portugal highest goalscorer.