Cristiano Ronaldo Is Officially The Greatest Goalscorer In Football History
Cristiano Ronaldo now holds the record for the most goals scored for club and country in football history.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner surpassed Pele's tally of 757 goals a couple of weeks back and after pulling level with Josef Bican against Sassuolo last week, Ronaldo has now moved ahead of the Austrian-Czech legend, who managed 759 between 1931 and 1955.
The Juventus superstar's strike against Napoli to open the scoring in tonight's 2-0 Supercoppa Italiana win means he has hit a ridiculous record-breaking 760 goals across his decorated career.
760 - Cristiano Ronaldo
759 - Josef Bican
757 - Pele
743 - Romario
719 - Lionel Messi
The record-breaking goal for CR7! :chart_with_upwards_trend: pic.twitter.com/kivED5nB10
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 20, 2021
CRISTIANO RONALDO now has The Most Official Goals in Football History :fire: GOOOAL pic.twitter.com/vVQCxggUw3
- ℣αɱριя౯:tm: (@SRKxCombatant) January 20, 2021
The 35-year-old has reached the tally in 1040 appearances and his numbers are made up of 450 goals for Real Madrid, 118 for Manchester United, 102 for the Portugal national team, 85 for Juventus and five for Sporting CP when he broke through as a youngster.
Most OFFICIAL goals in football history:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo - 760
2. Josef Bican - 759
3. Pelé - 757.
Cristiano Ronaldo has OVERTAKEN Bican's official goal tally and becomes the footballer with the MOST official goals in history. pic.twitter.com/2EDCqyodMl
- The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) January 20, 2021
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As per some stat databases, Cristiano Ronaldo has now beaten Bican's 66 year old goal record to become the all time official goalscorer in football history.
Most official goals :soccer:
:flag_pt: @Cristiano 760
:flag_at: Bican 759
:flag_br: Pelé 757
:flag_br: Romário 749
:flag_ar: Messi 719
:flag_hu: Puskás 705 pic.twitter.com/ikMu02SPTM
- Arjun Pradeep (@IndianRegista) January 20, 2021
After Ronaldo knocked Pele off his perch, there were suggestions that the 80-year-old had apparently updated his Instagram to claim that he remains football's record scorer with 1,283 goals in what was deemed to be a serious "s**thouse" tactic.
However, the three-time World Cup winner took to Twitter to state that he did not change his bio.
Here is how the rankings look after Ronaldo's goal:
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10. Arthur Friedenreich - 554 goals
9. Ferenc Deak - 558 goals
8. Eusebio - 615 goals
7. Lionel Messi - 619 goals
6. Ferenc Puskas - 706 goals
5. Gerd Muller - 720 goals
4. Romario - 734 goals
3. Pele - 757 goals
2. Josef Bican - 759 goals
1. Cristiano Ronaldo - 760 goals
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