17.12.2021 » Ronaldo's path to the goalscoring record at the EUROs
Cristiano Ronaldo currently plays for Manchester United, wears the number 7 jersey and is team's main striker. He joined Manchester United from Juventus in the summer of 2021. Cristiano previously became the top scorer in UEFA EURO history, after scoring his 10th and 11th goals at the tournament. By doing that, he beat Michel Platini, who had previously scored the most goals in UEFA European Championship finals: 9 (1984). Let's take a look at the tale of how the Portugal's National Team's captain paved his way to achieve yet another impressive record for his long list of honors.
Cristiano Ronaldo - Scoring the winning goal:
How it all started
Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Madeira in 1985. He is now the subject of an entire museum on the Portuguese island, where visitors are greeted by a wax replica of the Golden Boy and an outdoors bronze statue of the celebrity.
Cristiano Ronaldo made his first steps in Sporting Lisbon, but he only played a season for the Lions' first team. A friendly against Manchester United and a brilliant performance at youth level became the reason for the Red Devils to take a risk and to lay out around 15 million euros for the boy at the time.
In the end, Cristiano, under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson, grew into the best player in the English Premier League, led Manchester United to a series of victories and was sold to Real Madrid for 94 million in 2009.
At the Santiago Bernabéu, the victories are, frankly, fewer, but Cristiano Ronaldo himself has finally revealed himself as a football superstar. And those who bet on football know that a Cristiano Ronaldo win is often the best bet you can place.
Ronaldo is the top scorer in two of UEFA's major tournaments - the Euros and the Champions League. Just a few months ago, we've all seen the Portuguese National Team thrashing Hungary 3-0 in their opening match at UEFA EURO 2020. In that game, the Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo sealed a brace after converting a penalty-kick in the 87th minute, and scoring during extra time on an assist from Rafa Silva.
Thus, Cristiano is now the most prolific player in both the Europa League and UEFA Champions League, with a combined total of 145 goals in those tournaments. The Portuguese is 14 goals ahead of his closest pursuer, Lionel Messi.
Staggering array of accolades
Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player in history to have won a specific set of titles at two different clubs. The top scorer in Europe's most important club competition, the UEFA Champions League, has already won the following accolades:
::: Ballon d'Or (in 2008 as a Manchester United player and in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 with Real Madrid)
::: Champions League (2007/2008 and 2013/2014)
::: National Championships (2007/2009 and 2011/2012), Cup (2003/2004 and 2010/2011, 2013/2014)
::: Super Cup (2007 and 2012)
::: Club World Cup (2008 and 2014)
::: Two League Cups (2005/2006 and 2008/2009)
::: UEFA Super Cup (2014).
Therefore, Ronaldo stands a good chance of becoming a prominent finalist in the Globe Soccer Awards for the title of player of the year. The award will be presented at a ceremony in Dubai on 27 December. Bookmaker Vulkan Bet is supporting the player to win this award.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Manchester United is on December 18, against Brighton. You can watch Manchester United vs Brighton, Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid, Barcelona vs Elche, Atalanta vs Roma, Salernitana vs Inter Milan, and Bayern Munchen vs Wolfsburg, all matches provided from our soccer live game pages.
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Manchester United vs Brighton Hove Albion kick-off time (18-12-2021):
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