After scoring Juventus’ third goal in the match against Sassuolo on Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo became the joint top scorer for official goals in football history.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the third goal in Juventus’ 3-1 win over Sassuolo on Sunday and with that he became the joint-highest scorer for club and country in the history of the game. With 759 career goals, Ronaldo equalled Josef Bican, the Austrian-Czech striker who played between 1931 and 1955.
In the first week of the year, the Portuguese icon edged past former Brazilian great Pele’s record of 757 official goals. Ronaldo’s long-time rival Lionel Messi is at the fifth spot.
The 34-year-old is now on the brink of arguably his proudest achievement to date. He needs just one more goal to become the highest-scoring player ever.
Globalgistng earlier reported that Juventus star forward Cristiano Ronaldo reached an impressive milestone outside the football field. Ronaldo becomes the first person to hit the 250 million mark on Instagram, and the second in all time goal scorer, reaching 775 in is goal against Udinese.
With 19.7 million likes, Ronaldo also managed to hold the record of the most-liked post of 2020.
The Portuguese star’s post mourning the death of soccer legend Diego Maradona got the most number of likes on Instagram last year.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo himself followed only 458 people on Instagram.
The five-time Ballon d’Or enjoyed a great fan-following across the globe and is one of the most prominent sportspersons in the world.
The second most followed sportsperson on Instagram is Ronaldo’s arch-nemesis Lionel Messi – 174 million. While Brazil’s Neymar has 144 million followers.