Ronaldo is a proven record breaker but here are six records he will never get close to
Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace in Portugal’s 2-1 victory over Republic of Ireland saw him enter the Guinness World Records.
He now has 111 goals for his homeland, more than any other international player in history.
“Always good to be recognised as a world record breaker. Let’s keep trying to set the numbers even higher,” he said.
Yet, as good as it was there are some records he really will not be capable of breaking in the remainder of his career.
The England goal record
For all his talents, ability and goal scoring record, Ronaldo will have to retire one day knowing he will never be able to score a goal for England. Ever.
That suggests the everyone from Darius Vassell on six goals to Wayne Rooney on 53 can rest well at night knowing the Portuguese superstar will not score more than them.
Harry Kane will want that accolade given he is just 14 away from exceeding Rooney.
The captain’s penalty against Andorra took his England tally to 40.
Longest ever goal in football history
On 19 January 2021, King lined up a goal kick for Newport County against Cheltenham Town and, thanks to the weather, the ball sailed all the way from his net into the opponent keeper’s.
Guinness World Record formally confirmed it as the longest goal ever recording it from 105 yards (96.01 metres) away.
Don’t be shocked to see Ronaldo asking Dean Henderson or David De Gea if he start taking goal kicks this season!
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Most goals by a goalkeeper
Even Ronaldo knows he will never equal a legend like Rogerio Ceni.
You may not recall the clubs he has played for (easy it’s Sao Paulo) but you’ll know what he’s famous for – goals.
The goalkeeper ended his career in 2015 and rather than counting how many clean sheets he kept, he will go down in history as the most prolific goal scoring ‘keepers ever.
In 1238 appearances he recorded 132 goals with 61 coming from free-kicks, 70 from the penalty spot and one from open play.
Good luck to Ronaldo if he has any aspirations of changing his position and producing that many goals!
Most goals for one club
The Messi-Ronaldo discussion will be one that will live for the ages as supporters argue over who is better? That is something that will never be agreed upon.
However, one thing we do know for a fact is that Messi is a greater goal scorer for one club.
Having been at one club for his whole professional career up until the 2021 summer transfer window when he had no OPTION to leave for PSG due to Barcelona’s financial problems, Messi recorded incredible numbers for his former team.
In 778 matches, he scored an incredible 672 goals. Whereas Ronaldo who played the largest part of his career at Real Madrid scored 450 goals in 438 games, which some will argue is better anyway.
When we think of this, Rory Delap might be the first thing that comes to mind.
That, however, is wrong as this incredible feat belongs to Michael Lewis aka Mikedoesflips on Instagram, who produced a throw that reached 196.3 feet (59.8 metres).
For all of Ronaldo’s talents it’s almost sure he won’t ever produce a throw in that strong, at least he won’t make a fool of himself as Milad Mohammadi did in the 2018 World Cup.
Most hot dogs scoffed in one sitting
Whilst Ronaldo may break some of these records, this is something you can bet your house on that he won’t.
Clearly age is no barrier for the iconic forward who notwithstanding being 36, still looks like a player in his mid-20s.
His incredible fitness and diet regime has enabled him to compete at the highest level, but it does mean that until the day he retires, which seems a long time away, he won’t get close to Joey Chestnut’s record of eating hot dogs.
In the 2021 Hot Dog Eating Contest, Chestnut – ranked no.1 by Major League Eating – scoffed 76 hot dogs in just 10 minutes earning him title of champion.
None of this will matter to Ronaldo, who will no doubt be eyeing setting more records at Old Trafford.
He is currently on 118 goals and can begin chasing down Wayne Rooney’s 253 starting at Newcastle on Saturday 11 September.
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