Cristiano Ronaldo - The greatest Champions League performer of all time?


#1

Another outrageous display from the Juventus forward last night.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been directly involved in 77 goals in 77 Champions League knockout appearances now. (63 goals, 14 assists).

Is he the best ever performer in the Champions League?


#2

No Doubt, Ronaldo is an exceptional player. There are other contenders too for CL GOAT. Here are three who are right up there…

Clarence Seedorf - Central midfielder is Considered to be one of the greatest Dutch players of his generation, Clarence Seedorf has had a truly stunning career in the Champions League. Seedorf is the only player to win the Champions League at three different clubs having won in 1995 with Ajax, 1998 with Real Madrid and in 2003 and 2007 with AC Milan.

Iker Casillas - The Goalkeeper has won the Champions League three times with Real Madrid
Iker Casillas or ‘San Iker’ as he is popularly known is one of the greatest ever goalkeepers of his generation.

Casillas has a host of records in the Champions League such as being the youngest ever goalkeeper to play in a Champions League final. He also is the goalkeeper with most appearances in the Champions League which shows his consistency and longevity at the top of the game. The Spaniard also has the most number of clean sheets in the Champions League.

Zinedine Zidane - The Attacking midfielder was a footballer who defined an era. Renowned for his elegance, vision, ball control and technique, Zidane was named the best European footballer of the past 50 years in the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll in 2004.

One of the best players to ever play the game, The impact of Zidane on the game can be best described by his peers.


#3

YES OF COURSE - that would have been a very simple answer for a die hard Ronaldo fan like me………

See the stats and you’ll believe.
Most goals, most away goals, most free kicks, most headers.

First player in the history to reach 100 European goals.