Following a 65th minute goal in his side’s 2-0 victory over Napoli in the Coppa Italia final, Cristiano Ronaldo has officially become the most prolific goalscorer in football history with 760 goals.
The strike against Napoli took him above Austrian-Czech striker Josef Bican who scored 759 goals between 1931 and 1955. Bican now drops to second position, while Pele (757) moves to third followed by Romario (743) in fourth and Lionel Messi (719) in fifth.
Ronaldo’s 760 goals have come for clubs including Manchester United, Sporting Lisbon, Real Madrid and Juventus, while his goals for Portugal are included in the count as well.
As per Opta, 450 of Ronaldo’s 760 goals came during his nine-year spell at Real Madrid, while he netted 118 for Manchester United, 102 for his country Portugal, 85 for current club Juventus and five at Sporting Lisbon.
In terms of venue, Ronaldo has scored 410 on home grounds, 304 on the road and 46 at neutral venues. He has also scored 46 hat-tricks, 136 doubles and there were eight occasions where he scored four times in a match, and two occasions where he netted five times in a single game.
With regards to competitions played in, Ronaldo has 311 goals in the LaLiga, 134 goals in the Champions League, 84 in the Premier League, 67 in Serie A, 30 in World Cup qualifying, 31 in qualifying for the European Championships, 13 in the FA Cup and seven at the World Cup.
With the player’s contract with Juventus not expected to end until the close of next season, he can reach an incredible 800 goal mark, and he has confirmed that retirement is not imminent.
If you feel motivated, it doesn’t matter.
Cristiano now is good. I feel in a great moment, but I don’t know tomorrow what’s going to happen. I live the present, the moment. Moment is good, I feel happy.
I feel still good, sharp and in a good moment in my life. I hope to play many, many years more, but you never know. This is football, we don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow.
When I speak with the young boys, I’m always giving advice to them. I say: “Enjoy the moment, because you never know what’s going to happen tomorrow. Something can happen in your life with your family. Enjoy the moment.”
My eyes see the future very, very bright, so I’m happy with that.
TOP 5 GOALSCORERS OF ALL TIME
Cristiano Ronaldo – 760
Josef Bican – 759
Pele – 757
Romario – 734
Lionel Messi – 719