February 15, 2023
Ronaldo had many memorable moments in his football career and choosing the ones that stand out the most isn't definitely an easy task. Nevertheless, we have highlighted several remarkable events in Ronaldo's career and we hope you enjoy!
Football is similar to a game of casinos not on gamstop in terms of interest and excitement. And it's no surprise that there are some real stars. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest players to ever play football. Despite turning 36 this year, Cristiano Ronaldo shows no signs of stopping soon, continuing to be the best player of his club and country. During a stellar career spanning almost two decades, the Portuguese ace has scored numerous goals and won numerous awards. In particular, the 5-time Ballon d'Or winner is the top scorer for Real Madrid and the Portuguese National Team. Cristiano Ronaldo likes to duel with the toughest defences and succeed, mesmerising teammates, fans, critics and opponents. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the most memorable moments in Cristiano Ronaldo's illustrious career.
Cristiano Ronaldo - Skills and goals:
Playing his sixth season in the Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo scored just 12 goals in 49 games before the quarter-final against Porto in the 2008-09 season. After the first leg in Manchester ended 2-2, Porto had the advantage in the second leg thanks to two goals at Old Trafford. However, Cristiano Ronaldo had other ideas. As early as the sixth minute of the game, Cristiano Ronaldo received the ball in the centre of the pitch and struck from 40 yards out, which hit the bottom corner of the Porto goal.
That shot proved decisive as there were no further goals in the game and Manchester United advanced to the semi-finals with a 3-2 overall victory. Cristiano Ronaldo would later call it the "best" goal he had scored at the time. Of course, he has scored many amazing goals since then, but that shot against Porto will remain something special.
Six years after scoring for Manchester United in the win over Chelsea in the Champions League final, Ronaldo has again distinguished himself, this time for the other team. In the first ever Spanish Champions League final in Lisbon in 2014, Cristiano was one of Real Madrid's three goalscorers after extra time as the Blancos beat Atletico Madrid to win the long-awaited La Decima. That strike made Cristiano Ronaldo the only player in Champions League history to score in the final for two different winning teams.
Just six years after joining Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo scored against Levante in La Liga 2015-16, surpassing Raul (323) to become the club's top scorer in all competitions.
During that period, Ronaldo scored 50 goals on five occasions in a season; his 61 goals in the 2014-15 campaign was his most prolific goal for the club. By the time he left Real Madrid for Juventus in the summer of 2018, Cristiano had struck 450 in 438 games, winning 16 titles in that time.
Twelve years after Cristiano Ronaldo missed out on a chance to win the European Championship as Portugal lost at home to unbeaten Greece in the final, Ronaldo won the four-year-old tournament by beating France in the final in Paris in 2016.
Earlier in the tournament, Cristiano missed a penalty against Austria but scored a double in the 3-3 draw with Hungary. He also scored a goal in the semi-final 2-0 win over Wales and assisted in extra time in the Round of 16 match against Croatia and scored a penalty against Poland.
In the biggest match of his international career, Ronaldo was only on the pitch for thirty minutes as a tackle from Dimitri Payet caused an injury to his left knee. A tattered Ronaldo tried twice to get back into the game with his knee badly bruised before waddling off the pitch.
About an hour later, Cristiano cried for the third time that evening, this time for joy as Portugal scored a nervy 1-0 victory over France in extra time to become the new European champions.
After a slow start to the Champions League - it took Cristiano 27 games to open his account in the competition - the Portuguese ace has picked up the pace, especially since his move to Real Madrid.
Ronaldo has had a staggering seven consecutive campaigns with no fewer than ten goals in the Champions League, the sixth of which made him the first player to break the 100-goal mark in the history of the competition.
The then Real Madrid striker reached the mark with a hat-trick against Bayern Munich in the 16-17 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. The Los Blancos then became the first team in Champions League history to successfully defend their title.
Ronaldo scored another hat-trick in the semi-final against Atlético Madrid and a double against Juventus - his current club - in the final, his fourth league title in that competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo is an outstanding player, beloved by many fans from all over the world. He is renowned for his superb play, so it is no surprise that he has many memorable moments to his credit.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League is on February 17, against Al Taawon. You can watch Al Nassr vs Al Taawon, Real Madrid vs Elche, Sampdoria vs Inter, Liverpool vs Everton, Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea and Sevilla vs PSV, all matches provided from our stream live game pages.
Al-Nassr next game:
Al-Nassr vs Al Taawon kick-off time (17-02-2023):
Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 23:00
India (New Delhi) | UTC/GMT+5.30: 20:30
Saudi Arabia (Riyadh) | UTC/GMT+3: 18:00
Italy (Turin) | UTC/GMT+1: 16:00
Spain (Madrid) | UTC/GMT+1: 16:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+0: 15:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 12:00
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-5: 10:30
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-8: 07:00