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- First hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League: In November 2003, Ronaldo scored his first hat-trick in the Champions League, becoming the youngest player ever to do so at the age of 18.
- First Ballon d’Or award: In 2008, Ronaldo won his first Ballon d’Or award, which is given to the world’s best football player.
- Career goals milestone: In November 2014, Ronaldo scored his 400th career goal, solidifying his status as one of the greatest footballers of all time.
- European Golden Shoe: In 2014, Ronaldo won the European Golden Shoe for the second time, which is awarded to the top scorer in league matches across Europe.
- World Cup hat-trick: In 2018, Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in the World Cup against Spain, becoming just the fourth player in history to score a hat-trick in the tournament.
- Record-breaking transfer: In 2018, Ronaldo made a record-breaking transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus, becoming the highest paid player in the world.
- Most Champions League goals: In November 2019, Ronaldo broke the record for the most Champions League goals, surpassing Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
- Most international goals for a European player: In September 2020, Ronaldo broke the record for the most international goals scored by a European player.
- 700 career goals: In January 2021, Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal, further solidifying his place among the all-time greats.