Cristiano Ronaldo ‘s first half double at old Trafford saw him breaking the all time goal scoring record as he surpassed Joseph Bican’s 805 goals.
Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League was secured by a stunning hattrick by Cristiano Ronaldo, which took the football star to a total of 807 goals. This made the Portuguese superstar the highest goal scorer in football history, according to FIFA records.
Cristiano Ronaldo gave the Reds an early lead when he let loose from over 30 yards beating goalkeeper Hugo Lloris with a thunderous strike that nestled into the top corner. He scored his second of the game after a Jadon Sancho cross found him in the 38th minute. This recorded the Cristiano Ronaldo’s 806th career goal taking him to the top of the official all time goal scoring list.
The winning goal of the game came in the 81st minute when the striker headed the ball into the net from an Alex Telles corner. This gave Manchester United a 3-2 win over their rivals and took the player to a whooping 807 career goals.
Ronaldo posted a video on Intagram to celebrate his achievement. He thanked his fans, teammates , previous clubs and family while also paying homage to the great Romario. Ronaldo stated:
“Proud to overcome one more challenge by becoming the World’s Clubs Top Goal Scorer, only 6 months after becoming the World’s International Top Goal Scorer. Nothing but respect for Romário, one of the best strikers of all time! Thanks to all the players that I’ve come across throughout my career, thanks to all the clubs that I represented, thanks to all my fans, and above all, thanks to my wonderful family. I couldn’t have done it without you! ????????????????”
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Who are the leading goals scorers in football history?
Now we know Cristiano Ronaldo leads the list for the most goals scored in football history. But who are the other footballers in this list? Here we look at the elite footballers in Cristiano Ronaldo’s company.
- Cristiano Ronaldo – 807 goals in 1110 matches
- Josef Bican – 806 goals in 530 matches
- Romario – 772 goals in 994 matches
- Pele – 767 goals in 834 matches
- Ferenc Puskas – 746 goals in 754 matches
- Lionel Messi – 759 goals in 957 matches
- Gerd Muller – 735 goals in 793 matches
- Eusebio – 623 goals in 639 matches
- Tulio Maraviha – 588 goals in 794 matches
No player in history has scored more goals for club and country than Cristiano Ronaldo ???? pic.twitter.com/ZYVDNcSH6o
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