Breaking Down Ronaldo’s 700 Goals and His Position in History

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Portuguese Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored a second-half penalty in a 2-1 loss for Portugal against Ukraine. Despite the loss, it was a landmark moment for the five-time World Player of the Year who has now scored 700 goals for both club and country.

His 700 goals so far have come from 973 matches – and he has scored at least once in 458 of those. Ronaldo has played for four different clubs: Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and his current club Juventus.

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Real Madrid is the biggest beneficiary of his goals having scored 450times for the Spanish giants. The forward won the Champions League 4 times and the La Liga title twice during his years stay at the Spanish capital.

At Manchester United, Ronaldo scored 118 goals and won his first World Player of the Year award in 2008. He also won the Champions League that year and scored against Chelsea in the final held in Moscow.

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Ronaldo came through the ranks at the Sporting Lisbon academy but scored just five goals for the Portuguese giants. At Juventus, he has 32 goals so far since joining the Italian giants in the summer of 2018.

At International level, Ronaldo is Portugal’s all-time top scorer with goals and has won two major trophies with the national team. The first was the European title in 201 though he did not play in the final against France while the other is the UEFA Nations Title which he won in June this year.

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His 700 goals make him only the sixth player to reach such a milestone.

Top of that list is Joseph Bican from the Czech Republic who scored 805 goals followed by Brazil legend Romario who has 772 goals. Pele is third with 767 goals followed by Hungarian striker Ferenc Puskas who found the net 746 times. Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller closes the top five list with 735 goals.

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