Cristiano Ronaldo became the all-time top scorer in the history of football when he scored the opening goal at Mapei Stadium in Juventus‘ 2-0 victory over Napoli in the Italian Super Cup final. With the win, Juventus lifted the trophy for the 9th time.
Breaking records is a piece of cake for the 35-year-old, but this one will forever be remembered by him, and by everyone. Because he is on top of the world. I mean it, literally! He has now surpassed the half a century old record held by the Czech striker Joseph Bican.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant goal to surpass the record. The previously held official record was 759 goals. With the strike against Napoli, Ronaldo has now claimed the throne with 760 goals.
But this is not the scary part. He is not done yet! With his fitness and performance, he will be setting up a record no one will be able to break in forever. Imagine the trauma the strikers from the future will have to go through in order to achieve this target.
IS THERE MORE TO COME OR IS THIS THE END FOR CRISTIANO RONALDO?
Of course, there is more to come! Who am I kidding? Cristiano can easily play for 5 more years, and with the goal scoring form, he can easily add 200 more goals to his tally.
He was playing for Sporting CP before he signed for Manchester United. His move to United made him the costliest teenager. This is where everything changed. Ronaldo astonished everyone with his pace and skills. He went on to score 118 goals for the Premier League giants, winning 9 trophies there. He also won his first Ballon d’Or in 2008.
His move to La Liga club, Real Madrid for £80 million made him the then costliest signing of all time. There was no slowing him down there either. He won the Ballon d’Or 4 times at Madrid equalling himself with Lionel Messi. He became the club’s top scorer in 2015 and went on to score a total of 450 goals. His trophy tally here was 15, the prominent one being winning 3 Champions League in a row.
In 2018, he shocked everyone when he made a move to the Serie A club, Juventus. He became the most valuable 30-year-old when Juventus splashed £100 million for him. This is his 3rd year at the Italian club and he has already scored 85 goals and there are definitely no signs of him slowing down. With the win over Napoli, he collected his 4th trophy in Italy.
His international career is not to be forgotten. He crossed the 100 goal mark when he scored a brace for Portugal against Sweden making him the second player behind Iran’s Ali Daei (109 goals) to do so. He is only 7 goals behind to break yet another world record.
HOW FAR BEHIND IS LIONEL MESSI?
It will be unfair if Lionel Messi‘s name is not mentioned alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. 2 of the priceless gems of this generation with 1500 goals between them. We are truly blessed to have experienced this rivalry.
Messi is not far behind. He is the only person who can come close to or break his record. He has scored 719 goals with Ronaldo still in sight. His advantage is that he is 2 years younger.
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