Mon 04 January 2021:
Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed Pele with his 758th goal to become the second-highest goal scorer ever as Juventus defeat Udinese 4-1 on Sunday.
Ronaldo has now scored 758 goals for club and country with majority of them coming during a trophy-laden career with Real Madrid. He has scored 656 club goals with 450 of them for Real between 2009 and 2018.
Portuguese superstar Ronaldo scored the opener in the 31st minute at Juventus Stadium.
Federico Chiesa doubled the lead in minute 49, while Ronaldo scored his team’s third goal in the 70th minute.
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In minute 90, Dutch defender Marvin Zeegelaar scored Udinese’s sole goal, making it 3-1.
In the stoppage time, Paulo Dybala scored one more goal and the game ended with a 4-1 score.
Fifth-place Juventus increased their points to 27 as Turin side are now 10 points behind Serie A leaders AC Milan.
European football’s governing body, UEFA, previously said Czech-Austrian forward Bican is the all-time top scorer with 805 career goals.
Pele scored 757 goals for Brazil, Santos and New York Cosmos between 1956 and 1977. Recently, Messi broke his record for the most goals for a single club – 644. Although Santos disputed the claim saying Pele scored a whopping 1,091 goals for them.
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