Cristiano Ronaldo, 100 goals in European competitions

Cristiano Ronaldo, 100 goals in European competitions


Cristiano Ronaldo played a really good match yesterday against Bayern de Munich, scoring both goals of Real Madrid that gave him a new personal record. He is the first player who reaches the figure of 100 goals in European competitions, a new record for him. The Portuguese striker didn’t score since October in Champions League and he looked a bit anxious, but finally he reaches such a glorious figure.

The Portuguese striker scored his first goal in Europe on Augost 9, 2005 in a match of the third qualifying round for the UEFA Champions League playing for Manchester United, against Debrecen. After this goal, Cristiano didn’t see the net in the next 32 European clashes with Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United. Since then, he has not stopped scoring goals, reaching the spectacular figure in the recent seasons with Real Madrid. He has scored more than 12 goals in every Champions League edition since the 2011-2012 season. In fact, his has scored his last 50 goals in Champions League in 47 games.

Yesterday against Bayern Munich he scored both Real Madrid’s goals in the victory at Allianz Arena, showing that he likes this competition and that he wants to keep helping Real Madrid. More than 11 years have been enough for Cristiano to achieve this new record in European competitions. The Portuguese striker has won three Champions League (2008,2014, 2016) and two UEFA Super Cups (2014-2016) distributed in his stages at Manchester United and Real Madrid.

It look like Cristiano likes to play against Bayern Munich because he has scored them six goals in five games. Two goals at Santiago Bernabéu in the famous defeat in the semifinals that finished in penalties. He has also scored two goals in 0-4 in 2014 at Allianz Arena in the great Real Madrid’s victory and he scored two goals yesterday that gives him another personal record in his wonderful career.

More goals in UEFA club competition (* still active):

100 – Cristiano Ronaldo* (143 games)
97 – Lionel Messi* (118)
77 – Raúl González (166)
70 – Filippo Inzaghi (115)
67 – Andriy Shevchenko (143)
62 – Gerd Müller (71)
62 – Ruud van Nistelrooy (92)
59 – Thierry Henry (140)
59 – Henrik Larsson (108)
56 – Eusébio (73)
56 – Zlatan Ibrahimović* (136)
54 – Alessandro Del Piero (130)
51 – Karim Benzema* (51)
50 – Klass-Jan Huntelaar* (82)