- Cristiano Ronaldo may not be known for creating many assists
- The Portuguese star has created more chances than Barcelona duo Iniesta and Xavi
- Ronaldo, however, does not match Lionel Messi's record in that category
Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the greatest players the game of football has witnessed since inception.
The 35-year-old has scored a staggering 626 goals in 836 appearances across all the European clubs he has played for - winning trophies in the process.
He remains the most successful in the history of Champions League with five titles, one more than his arch-rival Lionel Messi.
Despite his stiff competition with the Argentine on all sides, the Portuguese forward has been grossly underrated in the assist category. Ronaldo has a total of 251 assists so far in his career.
Although, that cannot be compared to Messi's 292 assists achieved in over 100 games lesser than the number Ronaldo has played.
With Messi out of the equation, Give Me Sport now reports that the former Real Madrid winger has assisted more goals than Barcelona legends Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
The Spaniards recorded 179 and 236 assists respectively in their careers which pushes him up the ladder of best providers.
Ronaldo spent nine seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu and assisted some of the goals scored by former teammates Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale - with the duo returning the favour.
In some of the videos trending on social media, Ronaldo was seen sending long balls to fellow strikers at Real Madrid and Juventus, though, some of the opportunities were wasted.
However, his numbers in terms of assists still doesn't mean he is on the same level as lethargic Lionel Messi when it comes to creating chances for others to score.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to resume training at the Juventus Training Centre on Tuesday, May 19, as he completes his mandatory two-week quarantine in Italy.
The Portuguese captain has been at home in Madeira Portugal for two months after the Serie A and other European football competitions were suspended due to coronavirus pandemic.
CR7 will finally be able to train again at Continassa starting on Tuesday by individual sessions, pending the technical scientific committee to give the go ahead to the new protocol on group training.
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