Cristiano Ronaldo is regarded as one of the greatest goalscorers of all-time, The Portuguese international was the first player in the history of football to win four European Golden Shoes and holds the records for most goals scored in both the Champions League (121) and the European Championship.
With 651 career goals to his name, you must call him a goal machine, Cristiano Ronaldo’s scoring prowess inside the penalty area sees him handed penalty responsibilities for both club and country.
Cristiano Ronaldo is Real Madrid all-time highest scorer with amazing 448 goals, he scored 113 goals for Manchester United, 5 goals for Sporting CP B and Sporting CP, 81 goals for Portugal.
The Superstar is often criticised for scoring many penalties goals, earning him an unwanted nickname ‘Penaldo.’
The reason Ronaldo is handed penalty-taking duties is because he is lethal from the spot, Cristiano Ronaldo has played 128 penalties, Scored 105 and Missed 23, he has 82.03% conversion rate.
See what Great players think about Cristiano Ronaldo.
“He has magic in his boots. The first thing you notice about
him is that he is incredibly quick and very, very powerful for
such a young man. He has great, close control and his
technique is excellent. He believes he can do anything with
the ball, and that confidence makes him very special indeed.”
“The kid makes you sick. He looks the part, he walks the part,
he is the part. He’s six-foot something, fit as a flea, good-
looking – he’s got to have something wrong with him….
Hopefully he’s hung like a hamster! That would make us all
feel better!” – English football manager Ian Holloway
“He is the best. The best in the world, yes. Probably the best
ever. I saw Maradona a couple of times. I never saw Pele. But
Cristiano is amazing. This man is the best… Cristiano is a
goals machine. He is an incredible player. He is like Zidane,
there will never be another Ronaldo.” – Jose Mourinho
“Ronaldo can do whatever he wants as a footballer. There are
some things he does with the ball that make me touch my
head and wonder how he did it.” – Luis Figo
“For me he is the best player in the world. A machine.
Incomparable.” – Fernando Torres
“Cristiano Ronaldo is priceless.” – Florentino Perez