There is a reason why they call him Mr. Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo broke yet another Champions League record on Wednesday night as Man United beat Villarreal 2-1.
The Portuguese set another record for most appearances in the tournament’s history (178), moving one ahead of Iker Casillas, whom they were tied at 177.
Five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League:
- ⚽ Most goals in history (136)
- 👕 Most appearances (178)
- 😯 Most goals in a season (17)
- 🤩 Most goals in knockout stages (67)
- 🔥 Only player to score in 11 straight games
- 😯 Only player to score in all six games in a UEFA Champions League group
- 🤩 Only player to score in 11 straight UEFA Champions League games
- 🏆 Only player to score in 3 finals
Most goals list
- Cristiano Ronaldo - 136
- Lionel Messi - 120
- Robert Lewandowski - 75
Most assist list
- Cristiano Ronaldo - 42
- Lionel Messi - 36
- Angel di Maria - 34
Speaking after the match at Old Trafford, an elated Ronaldo had this to say:
“Unbelievable! Another chapter, another beautiful chapter, so I’m so happy to score the winning goal and the way I did it.
“The most appearances in history and to score a goal. A great night. I have to mention the attitude of the team which is the most important [thing] here."
No doubt, one of the greatest players in the competition.