Ronaldo recently became the highest-scoring international goal scorer in history, adding to an esteemed list of records the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has broken in his career. Our sportsbook is offering a great range of betting markets and props for the World Cup.
Sporting…Man United…Real Madrid…Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo is “the greatest player of all time,” according to many soccer specialists. The 37-year-old Portuguese forward is known for his determination to smash the records and win the trophies. Ronaldo only played one season for the Sporting first team in Lisbon, but still made a mark. Playing off the wing, he managed to net five goals, adding a total of six assists as well.
At Manchester United, the winger’s scoring was off to a slow start, but after six years he left, having netted 118 goals (292 games) in all of the competitions, Real Madrid is where Ronaldo used his predatory instincts to perfection, as in 450 goals over 438 games. In his three seasons at Juventus, the back of the net another 101 times (134 games). Ronaldo did notch 674 goals (and 229 assists) in 895 club appearances, as well as 229 assists before going back to the Premier League last season. Add two dozen more goals for0 the Red Devils last season, and we arrive at 698. That’s just club numbers.
The Portuguese international is currently the Champions League’s record scorer, 136 in his career. So, his performances in club football biggest matches is unrivaled. Ronaldo has scored in four Champions League finals-more than any other player-becoming the first player in history to score in every Champions League group phase game in the 2017/18 campaign. Sebastian Haller (Ajax) matched the record last season.
Ronaldo then continued to break records, as he tallied 37 goals for Juventus in 2019/20. That’s the highest figure a Juventus player ever scored in a single season. Ronaldo was the first player to score 100 goals at club level in three separate countries. Imagine betting online and backing him to score in every single game.
Hero for his country
While World Cup glory still eludes Ronaldo, he has won the European Championship and UEFA Nations League with Portugal. The United striker recently became the men’s international football leading goal scorer in history, 117 (in 189 games) for Portugal, and counting.
The 2022 World Cup will be his 10th consecutive major tournament for CR7. So, after First capped for Portugal Aug. 20, 2003, he has also demolished the record books on the international scene. Between his first international goal against Greece UEFA at EURO 2004, and his latest clash, more than 18 years have gone by. Ronaldo’s been a model of longevity.
Ronaldo now has the most international games of any European player, having passed Spain’s Sergio Ramos with 180 appearances. He is among the most capped players on the planet. If Portugal will have a deep run in Qatar, CR7 could surpass Malaysia’s Soh Chin Ann’s world record of 195 caps by end 2022.
Cristiano is the leading scorer in the history of the EURO, 14 goals across five editions. What’s even more impressive is he’s scored at least once in each edition since 2004. He finished joint top-scorer (alongside Patrik Schick) at Euro 2020 . Ronaldo is the only player in history to have scored at least one goal in the finals of nine consecutive major tournaments (four World Cups and five Euros). He will definitely contribute on the scoreboard at least 2-3 times at the 2022 World Cup. \We will include him in our soccer picks and parlays.
Portugal’s World Cup Expectations
Portugal is one of the best teams in the world, packed with world-class players performing for the best teams in Europe. So, not only they have Cristiano, players like Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Joao Felix, Diogo Jota, Rafa Leao, Ruben Diaz, Joao Cancelo and others. They are one of the favorites to go all the way and lift the trophy, priced at +1200 with the latest soccer odds.
They were drawn into Group H, together with Uruguay, South Korea and Ghana. There’s no doubt they will advance to the knockout phase. Cristiano Ronaldo is third choice to win the World Cup Golden Boot, at +1200.