Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 758th goal of his illustrious career and moved ahead of Brazilian icon Pele on the all-time goalscorers chart.
Cristiano Ronaldo one purpose behind the all-time report tally of Josef Bican.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 758 goals for club and country
- Ronaldo has overtaken Pele in all-time leading goalscorers list
- Ronaldo scored his 757th and 758th purpose in Juventus’s 4-1 win over Udinese
Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed Pele to become the second-highest goalscorer ever with his double for Juventus in a Serie A match against Udinese on Sunday.
Ronaldo scored his 757th and 758th goal in either half of a 4-1 win as Juventus got back to winning ways in Serie A. Summer signing Federico Chiesa also got his title on the scoresheet, but all the limelight was on Cristiano Ronaldo once again.
Ronaldo opened the scoring with a trademark drive, after latching on to Aaron Ramsey’s pass, within the 31st minute, before threading an ideal through ball into the path of Federico Chiesa to score Juve’s second goal 4 minutes into the second half.
Ronaldo has now moved ahead of the Brazilian legend within the all-time goal-scoring list, with Czech Republic icon Josef Biscan the only player ahead of him. Ronaldo is only one goal away from equaling Josef Bican’s goal tally and appears set to make that record his own within the coming weeks.
Ronaldo has now scored 758 goals for club and nation with the majority of them coming throughout a trophy-laden career with Real Madrid. Ronaldo has now scored in his 20th successive calendar year. Even more impressively, he’s also scored at least 20 goals for club and nation within the last fifteen seasons.
Pirlo admitted his team had initially struggled to make an impact as the players were nonetheless haunted by memories of their shock 3-Zero defeat by Fiorentina in their final game before the winter break.
“We began frightened after the match against Fiorentina, we were afraid of the depth of the opponents,” Pirlo told Sky Sports.
“Little by little we grew up and within the second half, we did better. It wasn’t the best Juventus.”