Cristiano Ronaldo loves to get his name into the record books and has achieved the biggest feat in the world of football.
With 759 goals to his name, the Portuguese skipper has now levelled himself with Josef Bican, the highest ever goalscorer in the history of football. The defending champions of Italy hosted a seventh-placed Sassuolo on a cold evening at the Allianz Stadium. The Old lady failed to create many chances in the first half but things took an unusual turn as Pedro Obiang was given his marching orders for a dangerous tackle on Federico Chiesa just before half-time.
That was it for the Juventus as they capitalised on the numerical advantage as Danilo fired in a long ranger and put his side on the front. But, just 8 minutes later Gregoire Defrel brought his side back on level terms to stun the hosts.
Ramsey, who replaced the injured Weston McKennie in the first half, got the all-important second and his first of the season and restored Juve’s 1 goal advantage. Series A’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo drilled in the third goal for his side and sealed the deal for Juventus.
Not long ago, the 35-year-old edged past former Brazilian great Pele’s record of 757 official goals. Ronaldo’s long-time rival Lionel Messi is at the fifth spot in the coveted list with 719 goals to his name. Of course, there is still extensive controversy on this, with Brazil legend Pele and his former club Santos claiming he scored over 1,000 goals. There are questions on whether these are goals scored in ‘official’ games or not.
The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is just 7 goals shy to become the highest ever international goalscorer.