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Some amazing Cristiano Ronaldo facts at the Bernabeu
- Updated: July 11, 2018
This summer transfer window is likely going to be one of the most dramatic ever with the happenings that have taken place. Who would’ve thought that Real Madrid’s legendary Cristiano Ronaldo would leave the Santiago Bernabeu for Turin? Not many! Regardless, the Portuguese’s glory at the Bernabeu for almost a decade comes to an end, and excitedly on a high with remarkable records set and broken in his nine-year stay at the Bernabeu.
Ronaldo was significantly instrumental in a good number of records that Real Madrid set in his time. whilst also setting his. His performances for the Los Blancos were unarguably world class and legendary. Here are a few facts about Ronaldo in his playing era at the Bernabeu.
- Regardless of form or club performance, Ronaldo scored no less than 30 goals per season in all competitions in his nine-year stay at the Bernabeu. His least scoring season was his debut season in 2009/10 where he scored 33 goals in 35 games.
- The next season was 53 goals in 54 games, and from them on it was consistency after consistency. His least after his debut season was 42 goals in 46 games in 2016/17. Massive improvement!
- His highest scoring tally in a season for Real Madrid was 61 goals in 54 games in 2014/15.
- A report from Marca gives credence to his goalscoring prowess and contribution to Real Madrid as it showed that Madrid would’ve won 89 fewer games without Ronaldo. He scored a whopping 451 goals in 438 appearances for the Los Blancos. The record will be unbeatable for decades and even centuries. Only a legendary world-class attacker would be able to stay for such a number of years at a club of Madrid’s pedigree and still make significant maximum impact, even as others came and left.
- Ronaldo played his part effectively in Madrid’s actualization of the La Decima dream and went on to contribute immensely to the defense of the UEFA Champions League trophy by Madrid, as well as in three consecutive triumphs, all while emerging as the top scorer in the competitions.
- Ronaldo has been the top scorer in the UEFA Champions League for six seasons in a row, namely: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18. That’s an unrivaled goal machine.
The departure of the Portuguese has left a huge void for the Real Madrid hierarchy to fill in a squad that should unarguably be the team to beat next season going by their performance last term. We wait to see how the Madrid hierarchy spring into action in their quest for a replacement or replacements for Cristiano Ronaldo. This is one task that shouldn’t be envied.