Cristiano Ronaldo just announced something to the world – something he’s known for a long time.
He’s the best soccer player on the planet.
After Madrid’s 3-0 trouncing of Wolfsburg, there can be no debate: Ronaldo is top dog.
He put the team on his back.
And his head.
But three times.
It doesn’t get any more clutch than that.
Being the best isn’t about making friends. It’s about winning. And Ronaldo is all about winning.
Just look at his Champions League record.
Champions League Record
Before we go further, let’s remember that the Champions League is the cream of the crop. You have to be quality to make the Champions League – there are no bottom feeders like the domestic leagues. You’re not going to find an Espanyol to pad your stats against in the Champions League.
Ronaldo is the only player to score 15+ goals in two separate Champions League campaigns.
He had 17 goals during the 2013-2014 campaign and he’s on 16 this year. He’s about to break his own unbreakable record.
And he’s left a pile of bodies in his wake.
He’s scored against 31 different teams in the Champions League.
Playing against 31 different teams in the Champions League is impressive. Scoring against 31 teams is unheard of.
Let that soak in for a minute. 31 different teams in the Champions League have been victimized by Ronaldo. Those are Ted Bundy numbers.
He’s about to score 50+ goals for the sixth consecutive season.
Ronaldinho was a once-a-generation talent and hands down the best player in the world in the mid-2000s. He NEVER scored 50 in a season. Ronaldo’s about to do it for the sixth time in a row.
Ronaldo is a one man scoring machine.
He’s outscored Messi each the past two seasons and has an has an insurmountable lead this year.
Messi might be more likable and have a better attitude, but the numbers speak for themselves.
Ronaldo is the best player on the planet, hands down.