From the review data of ION CASINO site said that Juventus superstar from Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, was recently awarded the award for the best footballer of the century. If you look at his achievements so far, of course what Ronaldo has got is not something that is surprising. Because, he won so many achievements, both with the club and individually.
Even though he is no longer young, he still performed brilliantly during 2020. However, it doesn’t stop there, the former Real Madrid player has the potential to break a number of records in 2021. What records can the player nicknamed CR7 break? Check this out!
1. First player to win six Champions League titles
So far, Ronaldo has won five Champions League titles. He made this achievement with two different clubs, namely Real Madrid (4 times) and Manchester United (1 time). That record is at the same time the most since the Champions League era which began in the 1992/1993 season.
If he is able to lead Juventus to win the 2020/2021 Champions League season, Ronaldo will extend it to six trophies. Currently, Real Madrid legend Francisco Gento has won the most Champions League titles, six times. However, Gento won all of that when the competition was still called the European Cup.
2. Top scorer in the European Cup
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, several international events that were supposed to be held in 2020 were postponed to 2021. One of them is the European Cup. In this event, Ronaldo, who will appear with his country, has a great opportunity to break the record as the top scorer in history.
Currently, the 35-year-old player has actually become the player with the most goals scored in the event with a score of nine goals. However, he had to share a place with Michel Platini, the legend of French football, with the same number of goals. Therefore, CR7 only needs one more goal to make him the only player who has scored the most goals in the European Cup.
3. Past Lionel Messi’s record in the Champions League
In 2021, Ronaldo also has the opportunity to pass Lionel Messi’s record in the Champions League. The reason is, currently the two best players have created as many hat-tricks, namely 8 times in the Champions League.
If the Portuguese man is able to score another hat trick in the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League, he will overtake his rival. CR7’s chances to pass that record are quite wide as he always manages to score goals in the knockout stages with Juventus.
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4. Top scorer in the Premier League, Spain and Italy
During his time with top clubs in Europe, Christian Ronaldo always managed to score many goals for his team. The proof is, while he was still playing for Real Madrid and Manchester United, he was always the main focus for scoring goals to win a number of top scorer titles in the Spanish League and English Premier League.
However, the Portuguese superstar has not been able to beat the highest competition in Italy, Serie A, with Juventus. However, this is very possible for Ronaldo to make it happen this season. Because, he is currently the top scorer in Serie A with a score of 12 goals.
5. Top score throughout history at the international level
The most prestigious record that Ronaldo can break in 2021 is to become the all-time top scorer at the international level with the national team. Currently, Ronaldo has scored 102 goals for the Portuguese national team.
That record still lost seven goals to Iranian football legend, Ali Daei, who created 109 goals for his country. If you look at the FIFA schedule, there are many international matches that will be held, one of which is the European Cup. Seeing these conditions, Ronaldo has a great opportunity to surpass the goals created by Ali Daei.