December 27, 2022
Ronaldo is one of the few players in the World to have played in five different World Cups and he is the only one to have scored at least a goal in all of them. The Portuguese superstar may have not lifted the World Cup trophy yet, but he already wrote his name in history books...
Considering Cristiano Ronaldo's statistics, it is easy to see why he is considered one of the best players of all time. Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or five times and scored more than 800 goals for club and country, making him the most prolific player in international football. Speaking about FIFA World Cups, he has played 22 matches and scored eight goals in every edition throughout his career from 2006 to 2022. In fact, a goal scored in Portugal's opening match against Ghana in this year's World Cup in Qatar made him the first footballer to score at five different World Cups. Moreover, placing your bets in such biggest football events like the FIFA World Cup can help you make a good amount of money, similar to playing in real money online casino games. Anyway, for now, let's check out this magnificent player's FIFA World Cup goal-scoring journey in the post below.
Cristiano Ronaldo - All his World Cup goals:
After being recognized as the newest latent, he was selected under the captaincy of another famous footballer Luis Figo in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Ronaldo's first match was against Angola, but he was withdrawn soon after getting a yellow card in the 26th minute.
Cristiano scored his first goal in a World Cup against Iran. 2-0 was the score after he converted Portugal's 80th-minute penalty. By then, Ronaldo became the youngest Portuguese player scoring in a World Cup, as he only had 21 years of age.
Cristiano Ronaldo won the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Ballon d'Or in four years' time, then moved to Real Madrid, his dream club. During this period, he earned the jersey No. 17 and became Portugal's captain as well.
Undoubtedly, the best goal was against North Korea in the 2010 World Cup. The Portugal squad thrashed their opponents 7-0 in South Africa's Group G matchup, with Ronaldo scoring his only goal in the 87th minute. Although, Spain knocked Portugal out with a 1-0 victory in the knockout rounds.
During the qualifiers against Sweden, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to ensure Portugal's place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Although, Ronaldo sustained an injury and did not perform at his best in this World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo contributed to the assist for the equalizer in Portugal's second match against the USA, after having lost 4-0 to Germany in their first match. Despite a late winner from Ronaldo, Portugal did not make it past the group stages after a 2-1 victory against Ghana in their final group match.
This Portuguese star delivered a kick-ass performance to remember in the 2018 FIFA World Cup's first match against Spain. The team went into the half-time break 2-1 up, and after Diego Costa equalized with a penalty, Ronaldo scored in the fourth minute.
However, Spain got the lead again with goals from Nacho Fernandez and Diego Costa. Portugal escaped with a point after Cristiano Ronaldo scored a phenomenon hat-trick in the 88th minute, with a free-kick curved around the wall.
Portugal won 3-2 against Ghana in the 2022 FIFA World Cup's opening match thanks to a penalty kick scored by Cristiano Ronaldo. This goal made Ronaldo the first male football player scoring at five successive World Cups.
Furthermore, it ranked him as one of the oldest goal-scorers ever in a World Cup, and it was his only goal for the tournament. The entire career of Cristiano Ronaldo in the FIFA World Cup has been in group stages, scoring eight goals and contributing with two assists.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Manchester United in the Premier League is on December 27, against Burnley. You can watch Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest, Real Valladolid vs Real Madrid, PSG vs Strasbourg, Chelsea vs Bournemouth, Liverpool vs Leicester City, and Leeds vs Man City, all matches provided from our football streaming game pages.
Manchester United next game:
Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest kick-off time (27-12-2022):
Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 04:00
India (New Delhi) | UTC/GMT+5.30: 01:30
Italy (Turin) | UTC/GMT+1: 21:00
Spain (Madrid) | UTC/GMT+1: 21:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+0: 20:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 17:00
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-5: 15:00
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-8: 12:00
Sources: ronaldo7.net / hitc.com / businessinsider.com