5 FIFA World Cup records that Cristiano Ronaldo can break in Qatar

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Among Football’s all-time greats, the Portuguese legend heads to his 5th FIFA World Cup in Qatar this year.

CR7 vs LM10

Compared to the Football maestro, Argentine Lionel Messi CR7 has earned gazillion credits for his fame over the years both on and off the field.

The Real Madrid and World Football’s all-time top goal scorer Cristiano Ronaldo is on the verge to break 5 majestic FIFA WC records, a look at where he stands at present to these stats.

Most matches as Captain

The late Diego Maradona currently holds this record with 16 World Cup matches in his role as captain. Ronaldo has currently led 11 matches as a captain and needs to advance at least the quarter-final or ahead.

Most Assist for Portugal

Legendary Figo currently holds the record in this category with five career assists for Portugal in the World Cup. Ronaldo now has two assists and holds a great chance to break it this time.

Most Goals in a season

Eusebio still holds the record for most goals scored in a single World Cup for Portugal with nine goals which were witnessed in 1966. Ronaldo will have the chance to beat it in his last FIFA appearance.

Most Goals for Portugal in a season

Cristiano Ronaldo has seven goals to his credit in the FIFA World Cup which is just two less than Portuguese star Eusebio’s 9 for the 2016 European Champions.

Equalizing most World Cup Appearances

Cristiano Ronaldo holds the credit of 4 World Cup appearances, CR7 will equalize the maximum number of appearances of 5 this time, however, many other players will also level it this year.

FIFA World Cup for Portugal

5 times Ballon d’Or winner and as many Champions League to his name, CR7 hasn’t done enough at the world’s biggest tournament for his national side. Can he conquer the world in Qatar?