Ronaldo makes history with 100th European goal

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player to reach a century of goals in UEFA club competition after scoring twice for Real Madrid at Bayern München.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring their first goal during their UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring their first goal during their UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern ©AFP/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player to reach 100 goals in UEFA club competition.

The Portugal forward opened his European club goals account in Manchester United's 3-0 win against Debrecen on 9 August 2005. Eleven years and eight months on, he scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind at Bayern München, bringing up his century.

Ronaldo got to 50 goals in April 2013 with a double against Galatasaray. He achieved his half-century after 96 matches despite managing a solitary strike in his first 32 European games for Sporting CP and United. His second 50 has taken just 47 games, and all but three of his goals have come in the UEFA Champions League proper.

Watch all 100 of Ronaldo's European goals!
Watch all 100 of Ronaldo's European goals!

Most goals in UEFA club competition (*still active)
100 – Cristiano Ronaldo* (143 games)
97 – Lionel Messi* (118)
76 – Raúl González (158)
70 – Filippo Inzaghi (114)
67 – Andriy Shevchenko (142)
62 – Ruud van Nistelrooy (92)
61 – Gerd Müller (69)
59 – Thierry Henry (140)
59 – Henrik Larsson (108)
56 – Zlatan Ibrahimović* (136)
54 – Eusébio (70)
53 – Alessandro Del Piero (129)
51 – Karim Benzema* (93)
50 – Didier Drogba (102)
50 – Klaas-Jan Huntelaar* (82)

Statistics include qualifying and competition proper for the European Cup (including the UEFA Champions League), UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, and UEFA Intertoto Cup.