Cristiano Ronaldo becomes second-highest goalscorer of all time
Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed Brazilian legend Pele in the list of all-time leading goalscorers by netting two goals for Juventus in a Serie A match on Sunday. Ronaldo scored his 757th and 758th goal in either half of a 4-1 win against Udinese as he became the second highest goalscorer overtaking Pele (757).
Ronaldo has now bagged 758 goals for club and nation. Talking about his international career, the former Real Madrid star has netted 102 goals in 120 appearances and he’s just seven goals behind all-time leader Ali Daei of Iran. The 35-year-old is now just a goal behind the all-time record tally of Josef Bican (759).
Talking about other players, Pele scored 757 goals for Brazil, Santos and New York Cosmos between 1956 and 1977. While, Lionel Messi broke his record for the most goals for a single club – 644.
The five-time Ballon d’Or enjoys a huge fan-following around the world and is one of the most prominent sportspersons in the globe.
The Portuguese legend recently reached an impressive milestone off-field too. He recently became the first person to hit the 250 million mark on Instagram. With 19.7 million likes, Ronaldo last year also managed to hold the record of the most-liked post.