Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus star has more assists than Barcelona duo of Xavi and Iniesta

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus star has more assists than Barcelona duo of Xavi and Iniesta

- Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 620 career goals since 2002

- The 34-year-old is the most successful player in the history of Champions League

- Ronaldo has won five UCL titles and also holds top scorer's record in the championship

- The former Real Madrid forward has more assist than Xavi and Iniesta

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Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is unarguably one of the best footballers in the world with prolific goals scoring record.

The 34-year-old forward has racked up a staggering 620 goals in well-over 825 appearances across clubs and competitions in his career.

He is also the most successful player in the history of Champions League, winning five titles - one more than his bitter rival Lionel Messi.

Meanwhile, apart from his stunning goal record, the Portuguese star has also set-up other teammates to find the back of the net on several occasions.

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According to Give Me Sport quoting Transfermarkt, the forward, who turns 35 on February 5, has recorded 214 assists in his career - more than Barcelona duo of Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta.

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The publication further reports that Ronaldo has 99 goals and 37 assists for his national team, taking his assist tally to 251 overall.

Barca legends, Xavi and Iniesta helped the Catalan team achieved successes during their reigns at the club. They won four Champions Leagues before parting ways to try something new elsewhere.

For Xavi, he provided no fewer than 212 assists for the Blaugrana and Al Sadd, while 24 goals in 132 matches for the Spanish national team - making a total of 236 assists in his career.

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Iniesta, on the other hand, racked up 150 assists in 715 games for Barcelona and Vissel Kobe, with only 29 more coming in his 131 matches for Spain.

Despite their low-scoring career, both Xavi and Iniesta could be described as one of the midfield partnership of all-time.

But the data has to reinforce the point that Ronaldo's ability to set up his teammates, as well as score a plethora of goals, is magnificent and it's only bettered by Messi.

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The 32-year-old has an astronomical number of 690 goals and 298 assists across competitions in his career - and he is two years younger than Ronaldo.

His ability to balance finding the back of the net and create may never be seen again.

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