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Football Stats: 8 years when Cristiano Ronaldo scored 50+ goals

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 50+ goals in 8 different seasons for club & country and he is now only behind Lionel Messi in terms of this specific football stats.

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Maintaining a good goal-scoring streak is hard, but scoring 50+ goals in a calendar year and that too for more than once is very difficult. But some players are there who have made goalscoring look easy. Currently, Lionel Messi is the only player who has managed to score 50+ goals 9 times in a calendar year. But he is not the only one who managed to score 50+ goals on multiple occasions.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 50+ goals in 8 different seasons for club & country. So let us have a look at the Football Stats of Cristiano Ronaldo scoring 50+ Goals in 8 different seasons for club & country.

Also Read: Football Stats: Most 50+ goals in a calendar year

Football Stats: 8 years when Cristiano Ronaldo scored 50+ goals

The Portuguese superstar is the player with numerous records including most international goals and most goals in Champions League history. He is also the only player to cross the 800 mark and currently is the only active player with the most goals in his career.

A goal-scoring machine, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an exceptional player throughout his career and provides brilliant performances in whichever jersey he puts on. He is at number two on our list of players with the most 50+ goals in a calendar year as he passed the 50-mark 8 times in his career, with 2023 being the most recent one.

Years Cristiano Ronaldo scored more than 50+ goals

Here are the calendar years when Cristiano Ronaldo scored 50+ goals: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2023.

Football Stats: Cristiano Ronaldo in 2011   Getty Images
Football Stats: Cristiano Ronaldo in 2011 Getty Images

Ronaldo showcased his goal-scoring prowess, consistently finding the back of the net for Real Madrid in various competitions in the 2011 calendar year. Real Madrid progressed to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League during the 2010-2011 season, with Ronaldo playing a key role in the team's campaign. Real Madrid won the Copa del Rey in the 2010-2011 season, with Ronaldo scoring a crucial header in the final against Barcelona.

Cristiano scored 43 goals and provided 12 assists in 34 appearances in La Liga while scoring 5 goals and providing 4 assists in 10 Champions League matches. Ronaldo produced his first 50+ goalscoring season in 2011. To sum up his season, CR7 scored 60 goals and provided 18 assists in the calendar year, 2011.

Football Stats: Cristiano Ronaldo in 2012   Getty Images
Football Stats: Cristiano Ronaldo in 2012 Getty Images

In 2012, Cristiano Ronaldo maintained his reputation as one of the world's best footballers. In the 2011-2012 La Liga season, Real Madrid won the league title, ending Barcelona's domestic dominance. Cristiano Ronaldo played a crucial role throughout the campaign, contributing with 40 goals and 9 assists.

In the Champions League, Real Madrid reached the semi-finals. Ultimately, they were eliminated by Bayern Munich in a dramatic penalty shootout in the semi-finals, but Ronaldo's performance was exceptional. He scored 13 goals in the competition to help Real Madrid reach the semi-final. To sum up his season, CR7 scored 63 goals and provided 13 assists in the calendar year, 2012.

Football Stats: Cristiano Ronaldo in 2013   Getty Images
Football Stats: Cristiano Ronaldo in 2013 Getty Images

In 2013, Cristiano Ronaldo had a remarkable year with both individual and team achievements. He won the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2013 deservedly. Ronaldo set a new record for the most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League campaign during the 2012-2013 season, with a total of 17 goals. Real Madrid completed their European double in 2013 and Ronaldo helped reach the success.

CR7 scored 38 goals and 15 goals in the La Liga and UCL respectively. To sum up his season, CR7 scored 69 goals and provided 15 assists in the calendar year, 2013. This was Ronaldo's highest goalscoring season in a calendar year.

Football Stats: Cristiano Ronaldo in 2014   Reuters
Football Stats: Cristiano Ronaldo in 2014 Reuters

Ronaldo once again showed his hunger for goals and trophies in football during the 2014 season. He produced his fourth consecutive 50+ goalscoring season and won the Ballon d'Or award for his incredible 2013 season with Real Madrid. Cristiano helped and lead the team to success in the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. He was the top scorer in La Liga, helping Real Madrid secure the title. He also played a key role in Real Madrid's victory in the UEFA Champions League.

However, CR7 faced some injury concerns during the latter part of the 2013-2014 season, particularly during the UCL final against Atletico Madrid. But he showed his mentality and scored a crucial goal in that match to help Real Madrid lift the title. His outing with Portugal in the 2014 World Cup was not remarkable enough but still ended the calender year on a high. To sum up his season, CR7 scored 61 goals and provided 20 assists in the calendar year, 2014.

Football Stats: Cristiano Ronaldo in 2015   UEFA.com
Football Stats: Cristiano Ronaldo in 2015 UEFA.com

Another year, of total domination from Ronaldo in European football. He consistently performed at a high level, scoring goals in both domestic and international competitions. Ronaldo was awarded the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third time in his career. Real Madrid finished second in La Liga during the 2014-2015 season, narrowly missing out on the title to Barcelona. However, Ronaldo scored 37 goals and provided 12 assists in 38 appearances in La Liga.

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CR7 scored 16 goals and provided 5 assists in 12 UCL games but unfortunately, Real Madrid didn't win the title. To sum up his season, CR7 scored 57 goals and provided 17 assists in the calendar year, 2015.

Cristiano Ronaldo in 2016   Reuters
Cristiano Ronaldo in 2016 Reuters

In 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo had the biggest achievement for his national side as Portugal won their first-ever European title, The UEFA Euro. He scored 13 goals in 13 appearances for Portugal and had the best time with his nation. Real Madrid couldn't defend their La Liga title but did win the UCL title. Ronaldo, again for his consistent world-class performances, got awarded with the Ballon d'Or.

The Portuguese sensation scored 31 goals in the league and 7 in the UCL. To sum up his season, CR7 scored 55 goals and provided 16 assists in the calendar year, 2016.

Cristiano Ronaldo in 2017   UEFA.com
Cristiano Ronaldo in 2017 UEFA.com

Ronaldo continued to play a crucial role for Real Madrid in the 2016-2017 season, helping the team win La Liga and the UEFA Champions League and becoming the first team to successfully defend their Champions League title in the modern era. He finished as the top scorer of the UEFA Champions League for the fifth consecutive season and became the all-time leading goal scorer in the history of the competition, surpassing his greatest rival Lionel Messi.

CR7 didn't just stop there but also won the prestigious FIFA Ballon d'Or for the fifth time in 2017, tying himself with Lionel Messi for the most Ballon d'Or victories. He entered god level and broke his own record of scoring the most number of goals in the UCL in a calendar year. Ronaldo scored a record 19 goals which is still untouchable to this date. To sum up his season, CR7 scored 53 goals and provided 12 assists in the calendar year, 2017. He produced his seventh consecutive 50+ goalscoring year.

Cristiano Ronaldo in 2023   Getty Images
Cristiano Ronaldo in 2023 Getty Images

The Portuguese football icon Cristiano Ronaldo extended his remarkable goal-scoring record, hitting a milestone of 50 goals in 2023 during Al Nassr's King's Cup face-off against Al Shabab. After Joining Saudi club Al Nassr in January 2023, he has played 50 matches, scoring 44 goals. For the national team, he netted 10 goals in EURO Qualification 2023/2024 across nine matches.

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