Cristiano Ronaldo equaled the record for Iker Casillas’ appearance in the Champions League, after playing his team Manchester United’s match with Young Boys, as Casillas holds the record, after appearing 177 times in his brilliant career through periods for Real Madrid and Porto.
Manchester United lost 1-2 yesterday, but Ronaldo will be able to break Casillas’ record, and record a unique number, by participating in his English team’s upcoming matches in the Champions League.
It is known that Ronaldo has many special records, including being the record scorer for the Champions League, having scored 134 times in the tournament, and 15 of those goals were scored during his first period with United from 2003 to 2009, and the rest through later periods with Real Madrid. And Juventus, and lifted the championship trophy 5 times, divided between once with United, and 4 times with Real Madrid.
His last appearance in the Champions League with United came in the loss against Barcelona in the final in May 2009, 12 years and 110 days ago, and after he participated against Young Boys, Ronaldo’s gap between Champions League matches will be the fourth longest for the club itself, behind Klaas Jan Huntelaar with Ajax, aged 12 years and 189 days, Timmy Simmons with Club Brugge, aged 12 years and 280 days, and Steed Malbranck with Lyon, aged 14 years and 194 days.
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