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Cristiano Ronaldo by numbers: The Real Madrid star's record-breaking Champions League stats

2017-04-20 18:02:12 | Author:Richard Morgan | Source:SKYSPORTS
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Cristiano Ronaldo now has 100 Champions League goals to his name

We breakdown Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo's record-breaking 100 Champions League goals after his latest hat-trick against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.

 

The prolific Portugal international's treble not only helped his side progress into the Champions League semi-finals for the seventh straight season, but it also saw him become the first player to reach a century of goals in Europe's premier club competition.

Ronaldo's first-ever Champions League goal came 12 years ago for Manchester United against Debrecen

 

Ronaldo's ton, scored in just 137 matches, includes 85 goals for Real and 15 for previous club Manchester United.

 

The 32-year-old scored just once in his first 32 European fixtures for Sir Alex Ferguson's team, against Debrecen back in 2005, while he had to wait until October 2012 for his first hat-trick.

Ronaldo celebrates his hat-trick against Bayern Munich on Tuesday

 

Since then, though, Ronaldo has managed to register five more Champions League hat-tricks, with Tuesday's against Bayern now making the Bavarians his favourite opponent to face in the competition.

 

The 2013/14 campaign is Ronaldo's most successful in front of goal, with the playmaker recording a single-season record 17 Champions League strikes as Real finally won La Decima.

Ronaldo has scored six Champions League hat-tricks during his career

 

The Portuguese netted in eight straight encounters during that impressive run, culminating with his successful penalty in Madrid's 4-1 extra-time win over Atletico in the final.

 

Who would bet against Ronaldo in the final on June 3 helping Los Blancos to become the first club since AC Milan in 1989 to be European champions two years in a row?

 

Cristiano Ronaldo's European numbers in detail….

 

137 - Champions League games played

 

103 - UEFA club competition goals

 

100 - Champions League goals for Real Madrid and Man Utd

 

85 - Champions League goals for Real Madrid

 

83 - Champions League goals from inside the area

 

68 - Champions League goals with right foot

 

51 - Champions League home goals

 

51 - Champions League group-stage goals

 

49 - Champions League knockout goals

 

47 - Champions League away goals

 

33 - Champions League assists

 

21 - Champions League goals between minutes 16 and 30

 

20 - Champions League goals in the final quarter of an hour of games

 

17 - Champions League goals from outside the area

 

17 - Champions League headed goals

 

17 - Most goals in a UEFA Champions League season (2013/14)

 

16 - Champions League yellow cards

 

16 - Champions League goals between minutes 46 and 60 of games

 

15 - Champions League goals for Man Utd

 

15 - Champions League goals between minutes 61 and 75

 

15 - Champions League goals with his left foot

 

13 - Champions League goals in the opening quarter of an hour of games

 

12 - Direct free-kick goals in the Champions League

 

12 - Champions League goals between minutes 30 and 45

 

11 - Champions League penalties

 

9 - Champions League goals against Bayern Munich (only Barcelona's Lionel Messi has scored as many versus a single opponent - Arsenal)

 

6 - Champions League hat-tricks (against Ajax, Galatasaray, Shakhtar Donetsk, Wolfsburg, Malmo - who he scored four against - and Bayern)

 

5- seasons in which he has scored at least 10 goals in the competition (he is on seven after the quarter-finals this season)

 

3 - Champions League titles

 

3 - Champions League goals after the 90th minute of games

 

2 - Champions League goals on neutral ground

 

0 - Champions League red cards

 

0 - Champions League goals against Barcelona in five meetings

 

Most Champions League goals

Cristiano Ronaldo

100

Lionel Messi

94

Raul

71

Ruud van Nistelrooy

56

Karim Benzema

51

Thierry Henry

50

Andriy Shevchenko

48

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

48

Filippo Inzaghi

46

Didier Drogba

44

 

Ronaldo being Ronaldo, however, means the frontman will no doubt already be eyeing up more potential records to break.

 

The Madrid star has 395 career strikes for Real and could get nearer the 400-goal mark in Sunday's Clasico against Barcelona, live on Sky Sports.

 

Potential Cristiano Ronaldo records on the horizon…

 

400 - Real Madrid goals

 

150 - Goals in all UEFA club competitions

 

100 - Champions League goals for Real Madrid


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