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5 records that Cristiano Ronaldo can still break despite turning 37

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ronaldo turned 37 on February 5
Ronaldo turned 37 on February 5 / Alex Pantling/GettyImages
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Footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo are widely considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, with the striker winning numerous professional and individual honours during his career so far, including five Ballon d'Or awards.

Ronaldo turned 37-years-old on February 5 and despite reaching the age, he shows no signs of slowing down. Here, we take a look at five records that the Portugal icon could break before he eventually decides to hang up his boots.

1. First player to score 100 goals in LaLiga and PL

Cristiano Ronaldo
UEFA Champions League 2017-18 - Real Madrid vs Paris Saint Germain / Power Sport Images/GettyImages

No player has scored 100 goals in LaLiga and the Premier League and Ronaldo could become the first player to do so considering that is eight goals away from reaching the 100 goal mark in the league to add to the 311 strikes he netted for Real Madrid.

2. Man United's record UCL goalscorer

Villarreal v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League
Villarreal v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League / Anadolu Agency/GettyImages

Dutch legend, Ruud van Nistelrooy is Manchester United's all-time highest goalscorer with 35 goals in 43 appearances and with Ronaldo 15 behind him, he could break that record if he stays for a couple of more seasons at Old Trafford.

3. Oldest PL Golden Boot winner

Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United v West Ham United - Premier League / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

Leicester City star, Jamie Vardy is the oldest Golden Boot winner when he won it in the 2019/20 season at the age of 33. Ronaldo is 37 and while it looks unlikely that he will win it this season, he could look to make a dash for it come next season.

4. Oldest player to net PL hat-trick

Cristiano Ronaldo
Norwich City v Manchester United - Premier League / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Teddy Sheringham is the current holder of the record when he netted a hat-trick at the age of 37 years and 146 days. Ronaldo will need to wait another 146 days to try and beat the record, which he could just do in the future.

5. Most number of UCL titles

Manchester United's Portugese midfielder
Manchester United's Portugese midfielder / ADRIAN DENNIS/GettyImages

Real Madrid legend, Paco Gento holds the record having won six European trophies and Ronaldo could become the first man to win six Champions League titles if he does manage to do it in his spell with Manchester United.

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