Cristiano Ronaldo equaled Iker Casillas' Champions League appearance record when he featured for Man United in their 2-1 loss to Young Boys on Tuesday night.
The Portuguese, who was making his second Man United debut in the Champions League opened the scores from Ole Gunnar Solskajer's side in what was also his 177th appearance in the famous red shirt.
👏 Cristiano Ronaldo equals Champions League appearance record! What makes him special?— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 14, 2021
1⃣7⃣7⃣ Cristiano Ronaldo (2003–)
1⃣7⃣7⃣ Iker Casillas (1999–2019)#UCL
Most Champions League appearances
- 177 Iker Casillas, ESP
- 177 Cristiano Ronaldo, POR
- 151 Xavi Hernández, ESP
- 149 Lionel Messi, ARG
- 142 Raúl González, ESP
- 141 Ryan Giggs, WAL
- 130 Karim Benzema, FRA
- 130 Andrés Iniesta, ESP
- 129 Sergio Ramos, ESP
- 125 Thomas Müller, GER
- 125 Clarence Seedorf, NED
- 124 Paul Scholes, ENG
- 124 Gianluigi Buffon, ITA
Ronaldo has missed only four of his clubs' UEFA Champions League games since the 2013/14 quarter-finals.