Sep 14, 2021 –
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United‘S Champions League Group stage opener against Young boys on Tuesday night, which means the Portuguese striker will become the player with the most Champions League Appearances in the history of the competition, along with Iker Casillas.
Ronaldo has 176. played Champions League Games in his career and if he’s on the pitch on Tuesday he’ll match Casillas” Record 177 appearances in Europe’s first club competition.
the Manchester United Striker has played in 52 Champions League games with the Red Devil, 101 games for real Madrid and 23 for Juventus.
Ronaldo is the only player who has played more than 50 games with two different teams in the Champions League and the one who was in most of the finals along with Paolo Maldini (six times each).
He is also the player who has played the most semi-finals (21) and behind them in the second most quarter-finals (22) Lionel Messiwho died on 23.
In the meantime, no player has played more round of 16 games than the Portuguese captain (34), who made the second-most appearances in the group stage (93).
All-time top scorer in the Champions League
Ronaldo is also the top scorer in the history of the competition with 134 goals in 176 games, having been the top scorer in seven games Champions League Editions (2007/08, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18).
the Manchester United star also has the record of most goals in a Champions League Season with 17 and he is the player who has scored the most goals in the knockout rounds with 67.