With his 1-0 goal for Juventus Turin in the Super Cup duel against SSC Napoli, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 760th competitive goal. In addition to winning the Supercup (2: 0), CR7 has also won another title: the world record as the best goalscorer in history belongs to him.
It is the 64th minute of the game between Juventus Turin and SS Napoli, the Italian Supercup will be played. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 1-0 lead for his team in this minute of the game, which ultimately won 2-0 and thus earned the title and the trophy. For the soon to be 36-year-old, his goal has another very important meaning: It is his 760th competitive goal in his career.
Not just an impressive and almost unimaginable number of hits. At the same time, it also means a new world record: CR7 has replaced the Czech football icon Josef Bican, even though the Football Association of the Czech Republic has now contacted and declared that the Committee for History and Statistics has found out that the striker is even 821 results should have achieved (via Sky sports). There is no official confirmation of this alleged research (yet), so the record will at least initially be transferred to the Portuguese.
760 goals, an insane and unimaginable brand. The distribution of his hits is also remarkable: he scored a whopping 570 from the current game, 133 penalties he mostly managed very confidently and 57 free kicks he circled directly into the opponent’s housing – especially the last point should be Ratio surprise a little and be a little lower than maybe expected.
The division by body part with which he was able to achieve these goals looks just as different. What to expect. Ronaldo owes 488 of the 760 hits to his right foot, “only” 139 were on the left. Then there are 131 with the head, one with the arm and one with the upper body.
Cristiano Ronaldo started his professional career and thus also his hunt for goals in his home country, at Sporting Lisbon. He did not stay there long, as his immense talent was recognized early on. He scored his first five goals in his 31 games for the club. Many more were to follow.
At Manchester United, the then 18-year-old began to rise to superstar. His odds got better and more impressive: He collected another 118 hits in 292 missions for the Red Devils.
By far the longest and most successful time of his already impressive career has CR7 – fittingly – spent with the Royal. He played 438 games for Real Madrid, scoring an incredible 450 goals. A number and odds that you would probably consider wrong if you had never seen him play – especially since there were still 132 templates at that time.
Anyone who might have expected that Ronaldo would approach his last footballer years calmly after a great time in Madrid, was taught better: How a fine wine became and becomes CR7 only ice colder, more dangerous and more successful with age. For Juventus Turin he has so far (!) Scored 85 goals for which he only needed 109 games.
The remaining 102 goals to complete the 760 are accounted for by the Portuguese national team, for which the offensive star has played 170 times so far. He also won the European Championship for his country in 2016.