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8 Insane Cristiano Ronaldo Stats No One Talks About

Rik SharmaFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2014

8 Insane Cristiano Ronaldo Stats No One Talks About

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    Ronaldo smashes records left, right and centre.
    Ronaldo smashes records left, right and centre.Matthias Schrader/Associated Press

    Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night to set a new Champions League record goal tally of 16.

    He broke the record of 14—held by three other players, including Barcelona rival Lionel Messi—and everyone is talking about it.

    Bleacher Report brings you eight statistics about Ronaldo that you might not have known.

    We’ve included records he’s broken for both club and country. 

8. Hat-Trick Hero…But Still Has Further to Go

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    Ronaldo still has ground to make up.
    Ronaldo still has ground to make up.Matthias Schrader/Associated Press

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 22nd hat-trick for Real Madrid earlier this season, bagging a treble against Sevilla.

    That is an incredible tally.

    To put it into context, Alan Shearer holds the record number of hat-tricks in England with 11.

    However, Lionel Messi has an astonishing 26 for Barcelona, meaning Ronaldo still has something to aim for. 

7. The Man for the Big Occasion

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    Ronaldo loves a goal against Barca.
    Ronaldo loves a goal against Barca.Andres Kudacki/Associated Press

    Barcelona playing against Real Madrid is widely considered the biggest match in the world.

    So, you need your key men to rise to the occasion and not wilt away.

    Ronaldo answers the call for Real Madrid.

    According to MessivsRonaldo.net, he is the first player to score in six consecutive Clasicos. 

6. As Consistent as He Is Deadly

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    Ronaldo is 250 not out.
    Ronaldo is 250 not out.Kerstin Joensson/Associated Press

    The same site, MessivsRonaldo.net, says he is the quickest Real Madrid player to reach 50 goals.

    And 100 goals.

    And 150 goals.

    And 200 goals.

    His two strikes on Tuesday night have taken him to 250, per the Daily Mail

5. Still Ruling the Roost in England

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    Ronaldo still holds a record in England.
    Ronaldo still holds a record in England.SCOTT HEPPELL/Associated Press

    In 2007-08, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 31 league goals for Manchester United.

    The last player to do that was Alan Shearer in the 1995-96 campaign.

    The pair share the record for most goals scored in an English 38-game season.

    Nobody has matched them since, although Luis Suarez has scored 30 this year and has two games to go to add more to his tally. 

4. For Club and Country

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    Ronaldo is an international star too.
    Ronaldo is an international star too.Armando Franca/Associated Press

    Cristiano Ronaldo has also had a big impact on his national side.

    He has scored 49 goals in 110 appearances for Portugal after bagging two goals against Cameroon in March.

    Ronaldo overtook Pauleta, who had 47 goals in 88 appearances.

    He told RTP after the game, per ESPN:

    I do not look to beat records. This happens naturally, with a lot of effort, dedication, with the excellent national team we have, a good coach. I knew that sooner or later it was going to happen. 

3. Real Record-Breaker in 2011-12

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    Ronaldo was on fire.
    Ronaldo was on fire.Andres Kudacki/Associated Press

    With 46 goals in 2011-12, Cristiano Ronaldo holds Real Madrid's club record for most goals scored in a single La Liga season.

    In the same year, with 60 goals in total, he also broke the Real record for most goals scored in a season in all competitions.

    Ronaldo's goals helped Real win the league with a record 100 points, which was matched by Barcelona the next season. 

2. He Has Scored in Every Minute Available

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    Ronaldo has scored a goal in each minute of a game.
    Ronaldo has scored a goal in each minute of a game.Gabriel Pecot/Associated Press

    Cristiano Ronaldo is a dangerous player. So dangerous, in fact, that you can’t leave him alone for a minute.

    He has notched in every possible minute of a 90-minute football game.

    That’s a goal in the first minute, a goal in the second minute, and so on and so forth.

    He completed this earlier this year, per Yahoo! Eurosport, with a goal in the seventh minute against Atletico Madrid

1. He Has the Best Goals-to-Game Ratio in La Liga History

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    Ronaldo has a better goals-per-game average than Messi.
    Ronaldo has a better goals-per-game average than Messi.Andres Kudacki/Associated Press

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are often compared and nobody can decide who is the better player.

    However, while Messi has scored more goals than Ronaldo in La Liga, Ronado's goal ratio is much better.

    He has 176 goals in 163 games in the Spanish top flight, meaning he averages 1.08 goals per match.

    Messi, meanwhile, has 242 goals in 274 games and averages 0.88 each match.

    To the Argentine's credit, he played some of those matches as a developing youngster, whereas Ronaldo entered the league in his prime.

     

    Statistics from WhoScored.com

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