Cristiano Ronaldo - His remarkable vital statistics

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Ronaldo fired his 37th hat-trick for Real Madrid
Ronaldo fired his 37th hat-trick for Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to set records in his remarkable Real Madrid career - with his stunning hat-trick in his side’s sensational Champions League quarter-final comeback against Wolfsburg on Tuesday night the latest entry in his catalogue of brilliance.

Ronaldo’s sensational treble saw Real Madrid come from 2-0 behind to see off their German rivals in front of an ecstatic Bernabeu congregation, who worshiped their hero’s magic once again.

Real Madrid may have handed over what was then world record fee of £80m when they signed Ronaldo from Manchester United back in 2009, but he has paid back that vast investment three times over, as these figures confirm:

* Ronaldo has now scored a remarkable 359 goals in 342 appearances for Real Madrid.

* He has now scored 78 goals in his last 73 Champions League appearances.

* CR7 scored three more goals (13) than the entire Arsenal team in this season's Champions League. He's scored one more than Chelsea (15).

* He has now scored 93 goals in the Champions League.

* He has now scored 16 times and offered up four assists in his 899 minutes of Champions League football this season.

* No player other than Ronaldo has ever scored 15 goals in a Champions League season, but the Real Madrid goal machine has now done it twice.

* Ronaldo is the only player to score in each minute of an official match, with 22 of his goals coming in the 90th minute and beyond.