Happy Birthday Cristiano Ronaldo: Know 10 interesting facts about the football star

DN Bureau

Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the finest footballers to have played the game, turns 36 today, Know 10 interesting facts about the football star:

Player with the most penalties scored in the League

Ronaldo has scored 77 of the 90 penalties he has taken.

Second highest scorer in the history of the League

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 294 league goals in 274 games. He is the second top scorer

He has scored 11 goals in finals

Cristiano has participated in 13 finals at the club level. In those matches he has scored 18 goals.

Debut in 2002

He made his professional debut on August 14, 2002 with Sporting Clube de Portugal. His rivals were Inter in the match corresponding to that season's qualifying phase for the Champions League. The final result was 0-0 and he was 17 years old.

99 doubles

Ronaldo has scored 99 doubles throughout his career. 73 with Real Madrid, 25 with Manchester United and one with Sporting Portugal.

61 goals in a single season

In the 2014/15 season, Ronaldo achieved his highest score in a season; a figure of 61 goals, exceeding the 60 scored in 2011/12

International at 17

At 17 years old, he made his debut with Portugal's national team against Kazakhstan. Since then it he's been a fixture in the side.

His first goal

On October 7, 2002, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal. It was in a league match against Moreirense when he defended the colours of Sporting Clube. In that match he also scored his first double.

12 titles

He has won 12 titles with the teams in which he has played. His record includes the European Championship, Club World Cup, Champions League, European Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, Portuguese Super Cup, LaLiga, Premier League, Community Shield, FA Cup, and English League Cup.

331 goals with the right foot

His goals come from any position and with both his left and right foot. However, it is the right that we could consider his good leg. With it he has scored 331 goals.

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