By Website writer; Five Ballon d’Or awards, as many UEFA Champions Leagues, four FIFA Club World Cups and 700 career goals – Cristiano Ronaldo continues to show why many believe he is one of the greatest of his generation. We look at a highlights from his career so far.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the king of breaking records on the pitch – and he has now broken one off of it by becoming the first person to reach 200 million followers on social media platform Instagram.
Ronaldo has made his name as one of the greatest players to ever grace the game, building his global fanbase thanks to spells in Portugal, England, Spain and now Italy.
The forward has become a football icon with his record-breaking achievements with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus, and the 34-year-old has now become a social media icon, bagging 200 million followers on Instagram.
Ronaldo won an incredible four Champions League titles with Madrid during his nine-year stay in Spain, and notched an astonishing 311 goals in 292 La Liga appearances. The Portuguese star’s incredible scoring feats have not diminished since joining Juve, where he has recorded 17 goals in 18 Serie A matches over the course of the current campaign.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is hoping to claim his sixth Champions League trophy with I Bianconeri this season, which would make him only the second player in history to win the competition more than five times, alongside Madrid legend Francisco Gento.
Ronaldo is also the highest scorer in UEFA competitions with 171 goals, and he was the first player to clock up 100 wins in the Champions League. Not only that, the Madrid legend was the first man to reach 100 career goals in the UEFA Champions League, and the first to post the same figure with a single club.
Basically, the first to everything.
The Portuguese star is loved in his nation for the part he played in bringing home the Euro 2016 trophy, and securing the first ever UEFA Nations League success in 2019. As a man who is never satisfied with his current achievements, Ronaldo will undoubtedly be keen to improve his Twitter following, which is currently sitting at a measly 82.4 million.
Well done, Cristiano!