Cristiano Ronaldo has broken a lot of records in his playing career but there is one record left for the Portuguese to break, and that record is an international record. The only international record left for Ronaldo to break right now is Iker Casillas' record of winning the Euros twice as a captain.
There are players who strive to dominate the football globe by putting on a strong performance in every decade. All of this is on display in the UEFA Champions League when these players compete. Iker Casillas, a former Real Madrid goalkeeper, is widely regarded as the best in the club's history.
Football can sometimes be unfair and unpredictable. There are so many world-class players and teams that have failed to go that last mile to win a trophy or individual award. A very good example is Gianluigi Buffon. Despite winning so many trophies and accolades in his illustrious career, the Italian goalkeeper didn't have the opportunity of winning the UEFA Champions League.
Football happens to be one of the competitive games in the world, which display many interesting features and equally produce the records of footballers that made the best performances in their League games. Currently, the FIFA authorities have made it compulsory that the players, who made the best feat in their various leagues, and UEFA Champions League games would be awarded individually every season.
Goalkeepers are among the most unappreciated football players. Still, they keep giving their all, because victory means glory for them as well. However, in this article, we will focus on just five of the best Spanish goalkeepers of all time. 1. Iker Casillas
1. Angel Di Maria — 2014 Angel Di Maria, who left Real Madrid in 2014, was not given a proper outgoing farewell. This happened as a result of the Real Madrid fans being furious about Di Maria leaving the club after spending just four years with them.
Ronaldo broke Iker Casillas' record of most appearances in the UEFA Champions league history during the match between Manchester United and Villareal in the group stage of the 2021/2022 UEFA Champions league. Iker Casillas was one of the best Goalkeepers in his generation. He made 177 appearances in the UEFA Champions league before his retirement from football.
The Portuguese striker was the hero for Manchester United once again by netting the winning goal for them against Villarreal. The Old Trafford club looks destined for a draw against their Spanish opponent in the UEFA Champions League group match yesterday, only for Cristiano Ronaldo to come to their rescue in the dying moment of the encounter to net a last gasp winner.
Cristiano Ronaldo's record-breaking Champions League appearance was capped by a spectacular late comeback win for Manchester United over Europa League final opponents Villarreal. The sides met again just four months after the Red Devils' penalty shoot-out loss to Unai Emery's side in Gdansk, with the Red Devils looking to avenge their shock defeat against Young Boys in the Group F opener.
FIFA celebrates Cristiano Ronaldo after setting a new record in Man United's 2-1 UCL win over Villarreal
The world football governing body popularly known as FIFA has celebrated Portugal national team captain Cristiano Ronaldo, after setting a new record in Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Villarreal football club in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. The five times Ballon D'or winner has been exceptional since rejoining Manchester United football club this summer, and he was able to impress again as he played another crucial role in his team's victory.
Portuguese goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the best player to ever play the game of football. He has shattered every goal-scoring record making it very difficult for the upcoming youngsters to set their records. Cristiano Ronaldo started his career in Sporting Lisbon, a popular club in Portugal that is known for breeding young and talented Portuguese players.
1. Iker Casillas Photo Credit: Facebook Iker Casillas is considered one of the best goalkeepers of the 21st century. Casillas who retire from professional football in 2020 arguably one of the best goalkeepers of all time. Casillas came through the Real Madrid Academy before making his way to their first team.
Portuguese international and football icon, Cristiano Ronaldo made his move to the Old Trafford in the last summer transfer window from Juventus for a second stint at the Theatre of Dreams after almost 12 years of his departure to Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo since making his legendary return debut has been firing from all cylinders for the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side having scored five goals in five matches across all competitions so far.
Cristiano Ronaldo has broken a lot of records in football including Pele's record of 700 career goals, but there is one record that the Portuguese International might not be able to break again in football. The game of football is a beautiful game and anything can happen as long as the ball is still rolling, but I don't see Ronaldo breaking Iker Cassilas' record again.
Cristiano Ronaldo started Manchester United's Champions League match against Villarreal and this made him the player to have appeared in the highest number of Champions League games. The appearance against the Yellow Submarines took his number of Champions League appearances to 178. The Portuguese superstar made his Champions League debut in 2003.
The UEFA Champions league is one of the most competitive titles in the top five European leagues. A lot of Clubs compete for the title and only one club will emerge victorious in the end. Some players became successful in the UEFA Champions league winning the award on different occasions.
While Ronaldo's goal against Villarreal means that he is still the highest goal scorer in Champions League History, he has also etched his name at the top of yet record book. Before his match against Villarreal, he was drawn with Iker Casillas at the top of the most Champions League appearances.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese professional footballer and Manchester United talisman, scored as Manchester United came from behind to win their first UEFA Champions League match of the 2021/2022 season. Manchester United needed to beat Villarreal at home after losing to Young Boys away from home to put pressure on Atlanta.
Cristiano Ronaldo has broken the all-time Champions League appearance record, adding to his already illustrious career. The Portugal forward was picked in Manchester United's starting lineup for Wednesday's group stage match at Old Trafford against Villarreal. He made his 178th appearance in the competition, putting him ahead of former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas in the standings.
Cristiano Ronaldo set a new UEFA Champions League record when he made his 178th appearance in Manchester United's home fixture against Villarreal. Now playing his 19th season in the competition, and also his top scorer of all time, he has surpassed the previous benchmark set by Iker Casillas.