- As Ronaldo finds the net in Super Cup, he edged over Czech legend Bican
- Czech FA, however, refutes the claims saying Bican scored 821 goals
The great Portugal and Juventus goal scoring machine, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reached 760 goals for the club and country and many now claim that he has reached the top of the all time goal scorer in the world.
The claims from Cristiano Ronaldo of being the greatest goalscorer of all time have been refuted by the Czech Football Association with their claims that Czech legend Josef Bican found the back of the net on 821 occasions over the course of his career.
Now the Czech FA have been looking into the matter after seeing the Juventus and Portugal attacker Ronaldo placed at the top of another notable chart.
It has been cited that the 35 year old Portuguese found the back of the net in the Super Cup match which Juventus won against Napoli, giving him the edge over Josef Bican as the most prolific marksman to ever play the game.
The strike from Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus took his total tally to 760, while Bican is said to be once back on that mark. Pele is not ranked third on the list with 757 goals to his name while another Brazilian, Romario, has 743 to his name taking him to rank 4 on the list.
The great Argentine footballer, Lionel Messi, ranks 5th on the list with 719 goals to his name.
Having said this, the Czechs are taking issues with claims that someone has surpassed one of their own.
For the Chech’s., Bican remains the top who played great games for Rapid Vienna and Slavia Prague between 1931 and 1955.
The tally from the Czech FA of Bican sits well above the mark Ronaldo has just passed, with a further 62 efforts being added to his haul.
The History and Statistics Committee of the Czech FA has been investigating, and Jaroslav Kolar said, “Josef Bican or Cristiano Ronaldo? Simple question but complicated answer. Mainly because from the whole amount of Bican’s goals you have to pick just the official ones, which is complicated.
“Our History and Statistics Committee of the Czech FA started to deal with this problem.
“We based our research on statistics from prestigious international statistical websites that state 805 goals with notice that goals scored by Bican in 1952 in the Czech Second Division for Hradec Kralove are missing.
“We managed to find them – by the way, it’s 53 goals in 26 games – and we also double-checked every detail about Bican’s league, cup and international matches.
“After that, we came out with the official number of Josef Bican’s scored goals. We can proclaim that Josef Bican scored 821 goals in official matches.
“It means that Cristiano Ronaldo is not the best goalscorer in history yet, and he has to work more to break this record.”
Both Pele and Romario have previously claimed to have scored more than 1,000 goals throughout their respective careers.