- Cristiano Ronaldo scores double in the opening match of 2021 for Juventus
- Ronaldo surpasses Pelé in terms of att-time scoring record
- Is Cristiano Ronaldo the highest goal scorer in Football’s history?
Cristiano Ronaldo, on Monday, scored the first goal of 2021 for Juventus in a Serie A match played against Udinese at the Allianz Stadium which kicked off at 1:17 AM (Indian Standard Time).
This meant that Ronaldo had then scored 757 goals for club and his country, making his tally equal to Brazilian legend Pelé.
As per sources, Ronaldo took 1035 matches to reach this tally while Pelé only took in 815 matches.
#OJOALDATO – Cristiano Ronaldo acaba de igualar a Pelé como segundo máximo goleador en TODA la historia del fútbol profesional.— MisterChip (Alexis) (@2010MisterChip) January 3, 2021
? Pelé ??: 757 goles en 815 partidos oficiales.
? Cristiano ??: 757 goles en 1035 partidos oficiales. pic.twitter.com/5slN5JDkGg
However, if this feat is not much impressive, probably the facts that Ronaldo has scored a goal in each of the last 20 years, this might change it for you.
20 years of Cristiano Ronaldo scoring goals ? pic.twitter.com/p8cNAGznaX— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 3, 2021
And if there is still an ounce of doubt left that Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t quite there yet, he scored again in the 70th minute of the match to make his career total reach 758, surpassing Pelé’s record.
However, there is no doubt that Santos or even Pelé himself will come out and dispute these numbers, but for now, Ronaldo has attained yet another incredible landmark in his Footballing career.
However, what if we tell you that Ronaldo is still not the highest goal scorer in the Footballing world?
Yes, you read it right.
However, Ronaldo is not far from becoming the top goal scorer in Football. But for now, Josef Bican holds that record with 759 goals. This means Ronaldo is only 2 goals away from becoming the highest goal scorer in the game of Football.
Currently, Ronaldo has 656 club goals since he first started playing the game at Sporting Lisbon in 2002, and since then he has scored many goals during his time at Manchester United and then made the majority of his tally during his time at Real Madrid.
Playing for Portugal, his national team, the 35 year old Ronaldo has scored 102 goals in just 120 matches.
In terms of active Football players, the Argentine superstar football, Lionel Messi, stands behind Ronaldo on the all-time scoring list, with 742 goals for club and country.