Cristiano Ronaldo

5 reasons why Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest of all time

Hate him or love him, Cristiano Ronaldo is an incredible player who has proven countless times he is an elite footballer who single-handily decides matches. He has broken countless records, set his own records and virtually won every club and international trophies.

Cristiano Ronaldo might be reaching the twilight of his carer after 18 years of wooing the crowd with his mesmerizing runs, dribbling skills, creativity and above all goals. He will leave the spotlight as the greatest of all time having done what no other players has done with 3 different clubs and Portugal.

Here are the five reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest of all time;

Cristiano Ronaldo is the first and only player to have won the Champions League five times of which three was won consecutively– Ronaldo is the only player in Champions League history to have won the competition 5 times while scoring 128 goals in the process. He is the only player to have scored in 3 consecutive finals while winning it. He is the first to have finished as the tournaments highest goalscorer in 6 consecutive season which is phenomenal record. When it comes to Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest the tournament have ever seen.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the only captain in Portuguese history to have won a trophy– Ronaldo is the first captain in Portugal’s history to have not one but two major trophies. He lead Portugal to the 2016 UEFA European Championship and 2019 UEFA Nations League. In recognition of his achievement. ,adeora Airport in Funchia was renamed as Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest player in Real Madrid’s history- Ronaldo is Madrid’s greatest player having lifted 14 trophies along with 4 champions league of which 3 where won consecutively. He is club’s highest goalscorer with 451 goals in 438 appearances which is an average of a goal a game. With Madrid, he scored 312 La Liga goals, 105 Champions League goals, 22 goals in the Copa del Rey, six goals in the Club World Cup, four in the Spanish Super Cup and two in the UEFA Super Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s the fourth highest goalscorer in the world and needs 20 more goals to surpass Pele– Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s fourth highest goalscorer with 747 goals. The Portuguese captain needs just twenty more goals to surpass Brazilian legend Pele {767} and 25 goals to surpass second placed Romario {772}. No doubt, Ronaldo will score more that before he retires.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the first only player to scored 25 or more goals with 3 different clubs– Ronaldo created history on July 5th, 2020 by becoming the first player in 61 years to score up to 25 Seria A goals with Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to have scored 25+ league goals in Serie A, La Liga and Premier League.

No doubt, he is the greatest of all time but there’s a lesson for everyone- if you work hard, the sky will be your limit.

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