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By Mike Parrott
Cristiano Ronaldo has now moved up to second place in the most official goals ever scored after his brace in Juventus' recent 2-1 win over Lazio. Ronaldo now sees himself on 734 goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo keeps breaking records.
The Portuguese forward recently broke three records for his incredible goal-scoring prowess in Italy. Becoming Juventus' first player to score 30+ goals in one season since the 1950s, as well as becoming the fastest to 50 goals in Serie A, making the record in only 61 games.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to score 30+ league goals in a single season in three different big-five European divisions:
2000s: ✓ Premier League
2010s: ✓✓✓✓✓✓ LaLiga
2020s: ✓ Serie A
And he's done it across three different decades. pic.twitter.com/Evll5M3OOZ
- Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 20, 2020
It doesn't stop there either with him becoming the first-ever player to have over 50 goals in Serie A, La Liga, and the English Premier League.
The 35-year-old now sees himself ahead of some of the footballing greats with players such as Eusebio and Ferenc Puskas not being able to crack the top five which is as follows:
T9. Arthur Friedenreich - 554 goals
T9. Ferenc Deak - 554 goals
8. Eusebio - 615 goals
7. Josef Bican - 636 goals
6. Ferenc Puskas - 706 goals
5. Lionel Messi - 716 goals
4. Gerd Muller - 720 goals
T2. Romario - 734 goals
T2. Cristiano Ronaldo - 734 goals
1. Pele - 767 goals
At 23-years old, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 31 goals in a single Premier League campaign. Fast forward 12 years and a 35-year old Cristiano Ronaldo, with 1,000+ games worth of wear and tear, has scored 30 goals in a single Serie A campaign.
Incredible longevity. pic.twitter.com/1lp7eylgSC
- UtdArena (@utdarena) July 20, 2020
Ronaldo is now only one goal off pushing the Brazilian, Romario, down to third place while also only being 33 goals off equalling Pele. Meanwhile, the two next to him in the top three have a lot of their goals in weaker leagues.
Romario's stats are near-impossible to thoroughly find with 364 goals to his name in league competitions, with the majority of his goals coming in either the Netherlands or Brazil throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
Pele is rather infamously known for him scoring over 1,000 goals (albeit a lot in exhibitions and friendlies), and like Romario had a good majority of his goals, or worse, the NASL for the New York Cosmos.
Ronaldo being as high as he is while having 729 of his 734 goals being scored for Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, and the Portugal National Team is an incredible feat.
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