Back at Manchester United after 12 years, Cristiano Ronaldo did not find the same success at Old Trafford as before. In the last months of his first season at the club, after stints at Real Madrid and Juventus, the number 7 came across a much more worn-out, unwinnable environment that did not allow him to play at the highest level. In fact, the ace suffered two of the six worst defeats of his career in this period.
Next, see the 6 worst career defeats of Cristiano Ronaldo. There is, at the end of the list, a friendly as a bitter “bonus” for the striker. Check out:
Barcelona celebrated their 111th birthday in style. In 2010, the historic Barça of Lionel Messi, Xavi, Iniesta and cia received and crushed Real Madrid of Cristiano Ronaldo at Camp Nou, for a match of the 13th round of LaLiga 2010/11.
Overshadowed, CR7, who was still wearing the number 9 shirt, was shy in front of Messi, and the whites lost 5-0. A massacre!
More than a decade after the vexation in the El Clásico, Cristiano Ronaldo went through the experience of taking 5-0 in a match again. At the end of last year – still in the 2021/22 season -, shirt 7 was unable to avoid Manchester United’s setback by the score cited for arch-rivals Liverpool, in the Premier League. And at Old Trafford.
With Salah, Jota and co, the reds they simply ended up with the Portuguese ace’s team.
Real Madrid in the days of Cristiano Ronaldo beat Atletico Madrid several times, but in 2015, that didn’t happen. In that year, the athletic neutralized shirt 7, played at 100% and applied a convincing 4 to 0 against the rival from the capital of Spain. The game was played at Vicente Calderón and shook LaLiga 2014/15.
On the pitch, Antoine Griezmann scored his own, as did Mandžukić, and also scored a great bicycle kick from Saúl Ñiguez. CR7 was off.
Barcelona followed the tone of Atlético de Madrid and also thrashed Real Madrid in the middle of the last decade, in 2015. In LaLiga 2015/16, Barça had a show by Neymar, Suárez and Iniesta to end CR7’s Real Madrid . With a goal and an assist, the “boy Ney” took the spotlight away from Ronaldo and opened the way for a resounding 4-0 for the culé club.
Cristiano Ronaldo suffered in front of the MSN trio, and Messi was not a starter.
Manchester United – and Cristiano Ronaldo – suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in their history a few days ago, against the lackluster Brighton. Playing at Falmer Stadium, the red devils were surprised and lost 4-0. CR7 did not shine and could do little to help the Old Trafford team.
In fact, the setback made shirt 7 stop to assess his future at the club, as it will not play in the Champions League next season.
Germany didn’t just destroy the Brazilian team in the 2014 World Cup. In Brazil, the Germans also ended up with Portugal. With hat trick of Thomas Müller, the then squad of Joachim Löw took no notice, it was left in the Fonte Nova Arena and stuck 4 to 0 in Cristiano Ronaldo’s country. The Portuguese suffered a lot with the result.
Germany still found room for “7 to 1” later on…
The biggest defeat ever suffered by Cristiano Ronaldo, however, happened in a friendly. In 2008, the Portuguese star challenged Brazil and took a hit: 6 to 2entitled to hat trick by Luis Fabian. Fabulous stole the show and left CR7 and other stars dull.
It is worth remembering that Cristiano still had a disagreement with Marcelo, who would become a great friend of his in Madrid, in the confrontation.