Considered one of the very best, if not the best player of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo could make everyone agree in the coming months. The Juventus Turin striker is chasing the most beautiful of all records, a performance within his reach in 2021.
For his style of play or his personality, Cristiano Ronaldo has never been unanimous among football fans, and especially on the side of pro-Lionel Messi. But one last exploit could well allow him to silence all his detractors. Indeed, the Portuguese has the opportunity to become the greatest in an indisputable way. This is not yet the case since the striker of Juventus Turin, author of a double in Parma (0-4) on December 19, reached the mark of 756 career goals. A nice total that makes him the current fourth top scorer in club history and selections combined.
And the five-time Ballon d’Or should quickly settle on the podium since it is no longer very far from the Brazilians Pelé (767 goals) and Romario (772 goals). But knowing the character, we suspect that Cristiano Ronaldo is targeting the 805 units of the Austrian Josef Bican. A record within his reach in 2021, provided he adds 44 achievements to his tally, the number of goals he has scored this year. Suffice to say that CR7 will be over-motivated at the idea of becoming the top scorer of all time, far ahead of his eternal Argentinian rival.
The best scorers in history (clubs and selections combined):
1. Josef Bican (805 buts)
2. Romario (772 buts)
3. Pelé (767 goals)
4. Cristiano Ronaldo (756 buts)
5. Ferenc Puskas (746 buts)
6. Gerd Müller (735 buts)
7. Lionel Messi (715 goals)