Cristiano Ronaldo possesses one of the finest goalscoring prowess seen in soccer history, however, has he broken the legendary record set by Josef Bican? The Austrian soccer player was one of the greatest goalscorers in the game. He played as a striker and spent most of his career in Austria playing for Slavia Prague.
Bican’s career spanned from 1931 to 1955. He also featured for two different nations, Austria and Czechoslovakia. According to official FIFA records, Bican scored a total of 805 goals in his career. Unofficially, however, it is believed that Bican scored approximately 1500 goals in his career.
Ronaldo broke the Austrian’s record during his second stint at Manchester United. On one of the rare happy days of his second stint at the club, Ronaldo scored his 806th goal against Tottenham Hotspur. He scored a hat trick on the day which turned out to be decisive in bringing three points to the club.
The Portuguese opened the scoring with a fantastic long-range effort after Fred played him in. With this goal, he equaled Bican’s record of scoring 805 goals. Harry Kane equalized from the spot and Ronaldo restored United’s lead with the record-breaking 806th goal of his career. He scored from close-in after Jadon Sancho crossed the ball in front of the goal.
He completed his hat trick after Harry Maguire scored an own goal. The match ended 3-2 in United’s favor. As of now, Ronaldo has 62 career hat tricks.
How many goals does Cristiano Ronaldo have?
Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to be the goal machine in Saudi Arabia as he was in Europe. At the time of writing this, Ronaldo has a total of 827 goals to his name excluding club friendlies. He has also assisted 236 times in 1152 official matches.
The Portuguese soccer icon is firing on all cylinders in the Saudi Pro League. He was recently adjudged the February player of the month by the Saudi league.
In the last five games, Al-Nassr is undefeated with one draw and four wins. They have scored 14 goals in those five matches and Ronaldo has been involved in 10 of them. He scored a late equalizer against Al-Fateh to finish the match 2-2. Following this, he scored all four goals in a 0-4 win against Al-Wehda. Against Al-Taawoun he assisted two of the two goals scored in a 2-1 win.
Ronaldo scored another hat trick in a 3-0 win against Damac, however, he had no goal involvement in Al-Nassr’s latest 3-1 win against Al-Batin.
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