Fifa Ballon d'Or: Cristiano Ronaldo in numbers
The Real Madrid forward was today anointed the world's best player
Monday 13 January 2014
Cristiano Ronaldo has at last won his battle with Lionel Messi and been recognised once more as the world's best player.
Here, we take a look at a few statistics and records that make clear just how special the Portugal international is...
Scored 4 in Portugal's two-legged play-off games against Sweden, securing passage to the World Cup.
Those goals drew him level with Pauleta as his county's joint all-time top goal scorer on 47.
Record this season in La Liga: 18 games, 20 goals, 4 assists, 141 shots.
Scored 62 goals in 2013 for club and country from 52 appearances.
A shot accuracy of 54 per cent.
15 assists in 2013.
Finished as the Champion's League top scorer last season on 12.
Won the Trofeo Alfredo Di Stefano, awarded to the best player in La Liga, edging out Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta despite Real Madrid failing to win any major trophies.
Hat-trick against Sweden was the 24th of his career.
Became the first player in the Champions League's 22-year history to score 9 goals in the group stage.
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