Cristiano Ronaldo became the second-highest goalscorer of all time after scoring a brace for Juventus against Udinese in Serie A on December 3. Along with helping the Italian champions to clinch an important win, this brace also helped Ronaldo to reach the milestone of 758 goals. He surpassed Brazilian legend Pele by one goal to grab the second spot on the list.
Cristiano Ronaldo overtakes Pele's official goal tally 😎
7️⃣5️⃣7️⃣ Pele pic.twitter.com/PkflyyuMMY
— Goal (@goal) January 3, 2021
The 35-year-old Portuguese superstar scored in the first half with a brilliant strike to go on level with Pele. When Juventus were cruising in the game, Ronaldo bagged another goal to break yet another record.
Since his debut in 2002 for Sporting Lisbon, Ronaldo has 656 club career goals to his name. Starting with five goals for the Portuguese club, he went on to score 118 times for Manchester United. The Portuguese winger enjoyed a successful stint with Spanish giants Real Madrid, scoring 450 goals in 438 games. After leaving the Spanish giants two years ago, Ronaldo has scored 83 goals for Juventus across all competitions.
Even his performance for the Portuguese national team is no less than stellar as he has scored 102 goals for his country. The five-time winner of the prestigious Ballon d’Or now has to beat Slavia Prague legend Josef Bican to become the highest goalscorer of all time. However, it will be a stiff challenge since Bican sits comfortably on top with 805 goals in 530 matches.
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