Cristiano Ronaldo should play his first UEFA Champions League game for Juventus on Wednesday; we remember all of his first times.
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By UEFA.com's reckoning, Juventus's UEFA Champions League opener will be the 14th significant debut of Cristiano Ronaldo's career; he scored seven goals in the previous 13. Is he due one or two more at Valencia?
First professional game
Sporting CP 0-0 Internazionale Milano
14/08/02, UEFA Champions League third qualifying round
Ronaldo was a sub for Sporting's first competitive game of the season and came on with nearly an hour gone. UEFA.com reporter Pedro Marques remembered him "doing a couple of dribbles down the right, to the delight of the crowd, but nothing decisive enough to help Sporting break the deadlock".
First domestic league game
Braga 4-2 Sporting CP
29/09/02, Portuguese Liga
First Man. United game
Man. United 4-0 Bolton
16/08/03, Premier League
Ronaldo did not score but left an impression on the BBC's match reporter, who wrote: "The afternoon belonged to Portuguese wonderkid Ronaldo, who displayed the dazzling skills that convinced Sir Alex Ferguson to bring him to the self-styled Theatre of Dreams."
First UEFA Champions League proper game
Stuttgart 2-1 Man. United
01/10/03, group stage
Ruud van Nistelrooy scored United's goal from the spot after Ronaldo had been fouled by Stuttgart goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand while chasing a loose ball into the box.
First senior international game
Portugal 1-0 Kazakhstan
20/08/03, friendly international
First domestic cup final
Man. United 3-0 Millwall
22/05/04, FA Cup
Ronaldo nodded his team in front against lower-league opponents in a one-sided final in Cardiff, Van Nistelrooy netting twice to complete a comfortable win.
First competitive international game
Portugal 1-2 Greece
12/06/04, UEFA EURO 2004
Ronaldo conceded the penalty from which Greece doubled their lead against the hosts in the opening game of the tournament, but made some amends with a late headed goal at the other end.
First international final
Portugal 0-1 Greece
04/07/04, UEFA EURO 2004
"We had a fantastic team, we have played a great tournament and we don't deserve to lose like this," said an emotional Ronaldo at full time. "I have to look forward. There will be many other opportunities to win in Europe throughout my career and make up for this huge disappointment."
First UEFA Champions League final
Man. United 1-1aet Chelsea (United win 6-5 on pens)
"I thought we were going to lose," said Ronaldo, who scored in normal time and then had a penalty saved in the ensuing shoot-out, only for John Terry's miss to reprieve United. "It is one of the best days of my life."
First Real Madrid game
Real Madrid 3-2 Deportivo La Coruña
Ronaldo debuted with a goal from the penalty spot.
First UEFA Champions League game for Real Madrid
Zürich 2-5 Real Madrid
15/09/09, group stage
Ronaldo struck twice from free-kicks to open his Real Madrid account in Europe, the first a cracker after 27 minutes and the second described by UEFA.com as a "tame" effort which "was punched by [Zürich keeper Johnny] Leoni into the roof of his net".
First UEFA Champions League final for Real Madrid
Real Madrid 4-1aet Atlético
Ronaldo's spot kick made it 4-1 on the night and took his tally to a competition-record 17 for the season. "It was an extraordinary year both on collective and individual levels," he said. "I could not have imagined this in my wildest dreams."
First Juventus game
Chievo 2-3 Juventus
18/08/18, Serie A
First UEFA Champions League game for Juventus
Valencia v Juventus
19/09/18, group stage