How Has Cristiano Ronaldo Scored His Goals In The Champions League?

With 120 goals (and counting) to his name, Cristiano Ronaldo is the Champions League's all-time leading scorer, but how has he gone about his business in Europe's premier club competition? Here we look at a variety of metrics to measure how the Portuguese superstar has scored his goals in the competition.

METHOD OF GOALS

  • Unsurprisingly, the majority of Ronaldo’s goals - 68.3% - have come from his right foot, with his left foot accounting for 15.0% and his head 16.7%.

TYPE OF GOALS

  • 93 of Ronaldo’s 120 Champions League goals (77.5%) have come from open play, whilst he has reached double figures in both free-kicks and penalties.

BY HALF

  • Ronaldo has been slightly more prolific in the second half of Champions League matches, scoring 64 times (53.3%) as opposed to 53 (44.2%) in the first half.
  • An additional three goals (2.5%) have been scored during extra-time.

BY MINUTE

  • Over a fifth (20.8%) of Ronaldo’s goals have come between the 76th and 90th minute (including injury time). In contrast, just 11.7% of goals have come between the 31st and 45th minute (including injury time).