CRISTIANO RONALDO: 100 GOALS, 12 SUPERFLYS

Despite a gut-wrenching last minute winner from Lionel Messi to deny Real Madrid the Spanish Super Copa on Wednesday night, Cristiano Ronaldo had cause to have a small personal celebration as he racked up his 100th goal for Real Madrid, in all competitions and friendlies.

We thought it would be a fun retrospective to see the football boots that CR7 has worn along the way to this staggering milestone!

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The original Mercurial Vapor Superfly were the football boots Cristiano Ronaldo was presented to the Madrid faithful in, and he stuck with them for the first 5 months of he Bernabeu career.

Starting with his debut against Shamrock Rovers, Ronaldo also notched up his very first Madrid goal in them against LDU Quito and his first La Liga goal from the penalty spot against Deportivo.

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Ronaldo then swapped Superfly I’s in December 2009 for Madrid’s clash against Almeria. Despite only wearing them for around 7 weeks, CR7 notched up 4 goals in this classic colourway – even more impressive when you consider La Liga has a winter break!

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A new year, meant a new colourway for Cristiano as he took to the pitch against Malaga in the Yellow/Gold/Black Superfly I on January 24th 2010.

This was one of our favourite colourways of Nike’s signature speed football boots, and the Portugal captain seemed to enjoy wearing them, too – smashing home 9 goals in exactly 2 months.

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Hyped to high heaven, the Superfly II had one of the biggest launches inĂ‚ football boots history as the man himself came over to London to take over Battersea Power Station and celebrate all things speed.

Many fans were sceptical about Nike’s latest cleats, but Ronaldo put the doubters to rest when he bagged a brace against Getafe wearing them for the first time. Though thanks to the poor pitch conditions, Ronnie did swap back to some SG Superfly I’s at half time, but failed to score in the second half.

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Despite being the World Cup colourway, Ronaldo played a pre-season game against Club AmÄ‚©rica in the infamous Mach Purple/Max Orange colourway.

It didn’t last long though, as the Ronaldo ditched them after scoring only one goal in them. Interesting, considering players like Alex of Chelsea still play in their World Cup football boots, a whole year later!

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Whilst the colourway will have filled Ronaldo with nostalgia for the Mercurial Vapor IV, the Cactus Superfly II didn’t exactly prove congruent to happy hunting for the tricky forward.

Thanks mostly to an injury, Ronaldo barley played in the Cactus-coloured cleats, and of the 3 goals he did score in them – one is still debated today as to whether it belongs to Cristiano or defender PepÄ‚© – who was clipped by one of the ex-Manchester United man’s trademark free-kicks as it sailed in!

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Despite playing in them for just over a month, Ronaldo rocketed back from injuryĂ‚  to score 11 goals in the Voltage Cherry Superfly II!

Ronaldo’s red-hot form saw him rack up a ludicrous 8 goals in 3 games from the end of October, including an unforgettable 4-goal haul at Racing Santander.

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Some say it’s was a move that was long overdue, but Nike finally rewarded Cristiano Ronaldo with his won signature football boots with the launch of the Superfly II CR Safari in November 2010.

Ronaldo enjoyed a bumper festive season in them, helping himself to a hat-trick against Athletic Bilbao and braces over Valencia and Getafe – though his time in the Safari was marred by that 5-0 defeat.

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Whilst many expected Madeira-native to stay in the Safari for the rest of the season, Nike revealed that their marquee Mercurial man would once again be switching football boots.

Just about every other Superfly II wearer adopted the Black/Circuit Orange colourway, but Ronaldo was once again allowed his own colourway – this time the stunning Windchill/Chlorine Blue Superfly II.

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With Nike keen to promote their latest football boots, Ronaldo was denied a signature colourway for a month as he jumped on the Superfly III hype-train.

Ronaldo was rested for several games during the Superfly III‘s launch month as Mourinho was keen to keep Real in the hunt for three trophies, but that didn’t stop him coming off the bench to round off a 3-0 rout of Athletic Bilbao and score in both the home and away legs of Los Blancos’ quarter final tie with Tottenham Hotspur.

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Ronaldo’s highest scoring football boots, the Superfly III – CR Safari II have proven to be capable servants to ‘CR7′.

Since debuting them in a 1-1 draw with Barcelona – in which the Portuguese scored a Penalty – Ronaldo has gone on to score the winning goal in the Copa Del Rey final in the sleek black cleats and tally up a ludicrous 11 goals in 4 games as Real Madrid ran in the 2010-11 season.

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After such exemplary form in the Safari II, it’s little wonder Ronaldo was keen to keep them on his feet – seemingly delaying the debut of the new Superfly III colourway in Los Merengues colours until the Spainish Super Copa.

It was in that game -and in theseĂ‚ football boots -Ă‚  that Ronaldo ratched up his 100th Real Madrid goal in only 2 seasons (and 3 pre-seasons), and bringing our retrospective full-circle.

Ronaldo’s Real Madrid Goal Facts:

Ronaldo’s 100 goals have come in the form of 67 in La Liga, 13 in the Champions League. 7 in the Copa Del Rey, 12 in Friendlies and now 1 in the Super Copa.

Ronaldo has debuted 11 colourways whilst playing for Real Madrid, and 1 for Portugal (the World Cup Elite)

When debuting those 11 colourways, Cristiano has scored on 7 of those occasions – no wonder Nike love him so much!

The shortest time Ronaldo has spent in a pair ofĂ‚ football boots is 1 month, 4 days (Voltage Cherry) and the Longest is 4 months 21 days (Superfly I – Black/Volt)

For Real, Ronaldo has scored 25 in the Original Superfly, 51 in the Superfly II and 24 in the Superfly III!

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  • Fletch_dg

    How do you figure out how many he’s scored in what boots? really curious! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Hey Fletch! In this instance we compiled a list of all of CR’s goals, then looked at images from each game! It sounds like a really long and tough job, but Ronaldo has a great habit of scoring 2, 3 and even 4 goals a game with alarming regularity, so we didn’t actually have to look at too many photos!

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  • Anonymous

    Hey Fletch! In this instance we compiled a list of all of CR’s goals, then looked at images from each game! It sounds like a really long and tough job, but Ronaldo has a great habit of scoring 2, 3 and even 4 goals a game with alarming regularity, so we didn’t actually have to look at too many photos!

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  • guest

    Good feature – but given that half of Europe is in a recession isn’t time the boot companies stopped changing colourways with such alarming frequency – 12 variations in little over two years is taking the p***!

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  • guest

    Good feature – but given that half of Europe is in a recession isn’t time the boot companies stopped changing colourways with such alarming frequency – 12 variations in little over two years is taking the p***!

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  • Zfsagoff

    You’re missing the original Superfly I colorway…

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  • Anonymous

    Agreed – that was one of the main talking points that came up between the Footy-Boots.com staffers. And when you consider Ronaldo didn’t wear the Black/Circuit Orange or the Current Granite Superfly III’s either, that takes it up to 12 different Mercurials (and three different Superfly’s) in 24 months. I never noticed they were that frequent before! Also, @7ed0fecfe2d39bebb18064dfaf325956:disqus , he wore the original Superfly colourway at Manchester United, not at Real, so we left that one off the list!

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  • Reyvaxcr7

    They didn’t miss it…cristiano never wear that color in the real madrid

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  • Zahid

    noone said you have to buy each colorway? the main problem is the freaking price..

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tonygravato Tony Gravato

    Sounds like a Safari III may be on the way….

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  • guest

    The fact, that Cristiano scored 100 goals, means nothing to me. He is the scorer with the worst efficiency i have ever seen, he need to shoot about 9 times to score a single goal, in the spanish league he shoot more than 240 times to score 40 goals, and Messi was the 2º top scorer with 140 shoots , in the champions league Cristiano score 6 goals and he made 47 shoots.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Xavier-Scott/572117563 Xavier Scott

    it looks as though Ronaldo only starts to wear his famous mixed ground soleplate in the WC superflys

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  • Anonymous

    totally subjective opinion consider the fact that ronaldo are often shoots (creating chances) out of nothing (from outside the box, etc). not to mention that ronaldo take direct freekicks, often speculating -no matter how impossible the angle might looked on the other hand, messi shoots most of the time when he already dribble past defenders, 1-1 situation, or when xavi and iniesta already tear the defense to pathetic little pieces inzaghi made 1 goal only after like 100 offsides. so he’s too a player with worse efficiency? no. he’s still a great striker. it’s the goal that counts, not the bullcrap around that goal. every single one of them is a great player

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  • Guest

    The price is exactly what I was getting at, Zahid. Boot companies know that kids (nevermind adults) want to play in the latest boots worn by their heroes, so changing them at regular times during a season means more sales.

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  • Wilson

    what a stupid post , you dont score if you dont shoot , maybe after couple of shots he should stop trying to keep his important shooting stats down 

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  • Fletch_dg

    Thanks for that, mate! 

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  • Fletch_dg

    Thanks for that, mate! 

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  • http://twitter.com/marktchong Mark Chong

    Great stuff FootBoots.  I can imagine Nike would be stoked to see him scoring so much in his signature safaries

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  • Ayman_98

    pisss offff

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  • omar samy

    which one is the newst now in dubai

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  • brian

    best ones are the superfly III red plum/volt

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  • http://twitter.com/dopestswagboy Roy Jack

    can you please update this article?

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