Cristiano Ronaldo Overtakes Pele To Become Second Highest Goalscorer Ever

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Cristiano Ronaldo is now the second man with the highest number of goals in football following his brace against Udinese in the Italian Serie A on January 3.

The Juventus striker found the back of the net twice in the highly entertaining fixture which ended 4-1 for the Old Lady.

Both goals ensured Ronaldo overtook legendary Pele in the all-time goal scorers’ chart with the 35-year-old now on 758 while the Brazilian icon had 757 during his famous career between 1956 and 1977 for Santos, New York Cosmos and Brazil.

CR7 hit his 757th goal when the Old Lady took the lead in the 31st minute against Udinese after Aaron Ramsey picked the pocket of a player and laid the pass for Ronaldo who struck the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-0.

He then grabbed his brace after Rodrigo Bentancur stole the ball from a Udinese player and put in a first-time pass to the Portuguese who delivered a steady finish to score his 14th to make it his 758th professional goal.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner also got the assist for Federico Chiesa with a sublime pass to make it 2-0 at the Allianz Stadium before Paulo Dybala wrapped up the scoring.

According to UK outlet SunSport, he is now just one goal behind Josef Bican’s incredible tally of 759 from 1931 to 1955 – so will be looking to move clear as the ultimate No.1 with games against AC Milan and Sassuolo in the next week.

More than half of Ronaldo’s strikes came during his nine years at the Bernabeu.

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