Breaking: Ronaldo set an overall record in Football History
Cristiano Ronaldo has made in history after becoming the all-time top goalscorer in football after scoring for Juventus in their clash against Napoli.
The 35-year-old was expected to reach the stunning landmark against Inter on Sunday after edging closer to history by scoring against Sassuolo last week to level to record – but failed to get on the scoresheet in the 2-0 loss.
Instead, the legendary Juve forward waited for the big occasion in the Italian Super Cup and duly delievered against Gennaro Gattuso’s men as he found the back of the net in the 64th minute – sending his special career to new incredible heights.
A corner was swung over and Napoli fluffed their lines – leaving Ronaldo with the perfect opportunity to thump into the net left-footed.
That effort moved him above Josef Bican – with the Austrian-Czech striker scoring 759 goals between 1931 and 1955. His goal not only secured the momentous landmark, but also helped Juventus clinch the trophy in a 2-0 win.
Ronaldo now has 760 goals in his storied career and is only bound to extend that record as he continues to shine at the summit of world football.
Only his eternal rival Lionel Messi looks capable of surpassing his record. The Barcelona and Argentina superstar has 715 career goals for club and country but has played just under 150 games fewer so far and, being two years Ronaldo’s junior, has time on his side.
TOP 10 GOALSCORERS OF ALL TIME
Cristiano Ronaldo – 760
Josef Bican – 759
Pele – 757
Lionel Messi – 742
Romario – 734
Gerd Muller – 720
Ferenc Puskas – 706
Eusebio – 615
Ferenc Deak – 558
Arthur Friedenreich – 554