According to UEFA, Ronaldo can become the 50th player aged over 35 to score in the Champions League since the competition was introduced in 1992/1993 and also overtake the goals record of Didier Drogba (5), Laurent Blanc (4), Filippo Inzaghi (4), Ryan Giggs (3), Ulf Kirsten (4).
The European football body said this while extending birthday wishes to Ronaldo, as he turns 35 years on February 5.
In a statement on their official website, UEFA said: “Cristiano Ronaldo turns 35 today: that means a chance to break more UEFA Champions League records as one of the top 35+ scorers in the history of the competition.
“Ronaldo’s first challenge is to become the 50th player aged over 35 to score in the Champions League since the competition started in 1992/1993.
After that, the Juventus and Portugal forward can see whether he can overtake the following luminaries:
5: Didier Drogba (Galatasaray, Chelsea)
4: Laurent Blanc (Manchester United)
4: Filippo Inzaghi (AC Milan)
3: Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
3: Ulf Kirsten (Bayer Leverkusen).”