Cristiano Ronaldo is now officially the fourth highest goal scorer in the history of football after netting a brace in Juventus 2-0 win against Cagliari, Caughtoffside reports.
The 35-year-old opened the scoring for Juventus in the 38th minute after taking a touch to set himself on his right foot and rifled a powerful shot inside the far post.
Four minutes later, it was 2-0 courtesy the same man Ronaldo as he bagged his second goal of the night.
Those two goals have now seen Ronaldo move up in the all-time goal scoring rankings.
Ronaldo’s first goal against Cagliari saw him pass Ferenc Puskas’ tally of 746 career goals, with the Portuguese now having scored 748 after scoring his second against the Italian club.
If you combine Ronaldo’s 102 finishes on the international stage with Portugal to his club career tally of 646 goals with Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real and Juventus, you arrive at a total of 746 goals for him.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 59 Serie A goals since joining Juventus in 2018, more than any other player in the competition in that timeframe.
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However, Ronaldo still trails Romario who is third with 750 goals and the legendary Pele who scored a total of 767 official goals for club and country.
The Portuguese needs to score 58 goals to break the record set by Joseph Beacon who scored 805 goals in over 530 games from 1931-1956.
Here are the top 10 goal scorers in history of football:
10. Tulio Maravilha (1988-2019) – 575 goals
9. Uwe Seller (1953-1978) – 575+ goals
8. Ferenc Deak (1940-1957) – 576+ goals
7. Lionel Messi (2003-present) – 711 goals
6. Gerd Muller (1962-1981) – 736 goals
5. Ferenc Puskas (1943-1966) – 746 goals
4. Cristiano Ronaldo (2001-present) – 748 goals
3. Pele (1957-1977) – 767 goals
2. Romario (1985-2007) – 772 goals
1. Josef Bican (1931-1956) – 805 goals