The most interesting numbers from the UEFA Champions League

While you await for the giants of the footballing world to take each other on, we bring you exciting statistics about some legends.

1. Titan of Attack – Cristiano Ronaldo

Playing for Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United and Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo is a household name. The Portuguese forward holds the record for the most goals ever in European competition, with 117 goals. Playing for Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United and Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo is a household name. The Portuguese forward holds the record for the most goals ever in European competition, with 117 goals.

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2. The Everlasting Man – Iker Casillas

Nicknamed San Iker for his longevity and miraculous saves between the posts, Iker Casillas is perhaps the most famous goalkeeper worldwide. Captain for Real Madrid and now at Portuguese club FC Porto, he has made 170 appearances in the UEFA Champions League.

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3. The ultimate leader – Sir Alex Ferguson

A man with longevity and brilliance weaved into his very DNA, Sir Alex Ferguson led Manchester United out as manager a record 190 times.

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4. Master of Hattricks – Lionel Messi

No list about the Champions League is complete without mentioning this record. FC Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi has 7 hat-tricks to his name, a record he shares with Cristiano Ronaldo as well!

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