Christiano Ronaldo makes history in the World of Football
Portugal Star Cristiano Ronaldo notched his 760th goal helping Juventus link beat Napoli 2-0 in the Italian Supercup and becoming the football’s highest goal scorer.
The Star Footballer’s career tally includes goals for four top-flight clubs and Portugal with his closest active rival being Argentine Lionel Messi, who last month scored a single club record 644th goal for Barcelona.
The Juventus superstar and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the leading goal scorer for his country with 102 goals, previously played for Lisbon (five goals), Manchester United (118) and Real Madrid (450). He has scored 85 goals for his current club Juventus.
After his 760th strike he overtook Austrian-Czech legend Josef Bican as the highest goal scorer in the history of football. Bican managed 759 between 1931 and 1955.
Official tally of goals in professional football:
- 760 – Cristiano Ronaldo - 759 – Josef Bican - 757 – Pele - 743 – Romario - 719 – Lionel Messi
Back in December 2020, he was officially named as the ‘Player of the Century‘at the Globe Soccer Awards.
The global icon, Cristiano Ronaldo, beat both his eternal rival Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah to the award, with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski named as the ‘*Player of the Year*‘for 2020.
Ronaldo’s former club Real Madrid were labelled as the club of the century, after winning five Champions League titles and seven LaLiga’s during the last 20 years.