Cristiano Ronaldo is now the second-highest goalscorer of ALL-TIME
Lionel Messi is behind Ronaldo in the list (742) but has actually played 200 fewer video games
Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed Pele as the second-highest goalscorer of all-time with a brace for Juventus in their 4-1 win against Udinese on Sunday.
The Portuguese forward scored his 757th and 758th objective of his renowned career with the objectives coming in either half as Andrea Pirlo’s side moved up to 5th in the Serie A table.
Pele signed up 757 objectives throughout his career for Santos, New York City Cosmos and Brazil in between 1956 and 1977, but now sits third in the all-time list with Ronaldo now one behind Josef Bican’s total of 759.
Cristiano Ronaldo is now the second-highest goalscorer of all time for club and nation
The Juventus striker struck goals number 757 and 758 in a 4-1 win over Udinese on Sunday night
Ronaldo has the opportunity too equal and then eclipse Bican when Juventus visit A/C Milan on Wednesday night which will be an important match in the Serie A champs’ title defence.
Juventus sit 10 points behind leaders Milan with a video game in hand, though three points versus Stefano Pioli’s side could carry them back into Scudetto contention.
Ronaldo now has 656 club profession objectives given that his very first season at Sporting Lisbon back in 2002, with the majority of the goals coming at Real Madrid.
The 35-year-old scored 450 objectives in 438 appearances while playing in the Spanish capital though Ronaldo also has a well-regarded objective tally on the worldwide phase too.
Ronaldo has now overtaken Brazilian forward Pele (above) – who scored 757 profession objectives
Ronaldo is one objective from equalling Czech striker Josef Bican (above)’s record of 759 objectives
The forward has 102 objectives in 120 matches for Portugal which tally is expected to grow as Fernando Santos’ side aim to safeguard their European Champions title this summer season.
It means former Manchester United man Ronaldo averages a whopping 42 goals-a-season over his 18-year profession for both club and nation.
On the other hand, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi lags Ronaldo in the all-time record for club and nation with 742 objectives, though the Argentinian forward has managed this overall by playing 200 fewer career video games than the Juventus star.
Messi likewise holds the record for the most objectives scored for a single club – 644 objectives – another record formerly held by Pele till the Barcelona male broke it last month with a goal versus Valladolid.
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi lags Ronaldo on the objective tally with 742 objectives
The Argentine has considering that given a bottle of Budweiser to every single goalkeeper he has scored versus, with shot stoppers getting multiple bottles if they conceded more than one goal.
Pele’s previous club Santos, however, released a declaration that Messi did not break the Brazilian forward’s record last month as he in fact scored 1,091 during his 20th-century career.
Ronaldo’s brace against Juventus, on the other hand, was his 14th league goal of the season with the 35-year-old currently leading the Italian top-flight’s scoring charts.