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Can Cristiano Ronaldo beat this record to become the greatest footballer ever?

Olamiidotun
By Olamiidotun | self meida writer
Published 1 months ago - 280 views

At the age of 35, Cristiano Ronaldo is still pushing boundaries and breaking records, showing no signs of slowing down. The five-time ballon d’or winner holds the record of Champions League top goal scorer, scoring a total of 130 goals in the competition, 13 more than his closest rival, Lionel Messi.

It is difficult to judge the greatest footballer ever as many factors must be considered, assist, goals, teamwork, chances created, and a host of other factors.

When you look at all the greatest of the game as Diego Maradona, Pele, Ronaldo de Lima, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho, you will notice their talent has been the biggest factor for their greatness. This isn’t the case for the Juventus forward, his exceptional work-ethic has been is hack to greatness.

The 35-year old Portuguese forward recently won the award of the player of the century at the Dubai Globe soccer awards, defeating Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah.

The 35-year old Portuguese forward recently won the award of the player of the century at the Dubai Globe soccer awards (image: gettyimages)

The ex-Manchester and Real Madrid forward will turn 36 in February, he his determined to smash any record that ever existed in the world of football, no record in unbreakable by Cristiano. He is seven goals from equalling the men’s record for international goals as he netted his 102nd goal for the Portuguese national team in their 7-0 thrashing of Andorra.

The 109-goal record mark set by Iran’s Ali Daei who retired from football in 2006 after 13 years blissful career with 147 caps is on the verge of being smashed. The 51-year old said he sincerely hopes Cristiano Ronaldo beats his record.

He is seven goals from equalling the men’s record for international goals (gettyimages)


The Portuguese broke Pele’s goal scoring record over the weekend in Juventus 4-1 win over Udinese. His brace in the Italian Serie A game moved him pass the Brazilian’s career record of 757 goals. The Brazilian netted 757 goals over his 21 years career.

This is the 20th successive calendar year Ronaldo has scored in, Even more impressively, he’s also scored at least 20 goals for club and country in the last fifteen seasons. Ronaldo sits second in the list of all time goal scorers.

Official figures are widely disputed, but according to numerous sources, he’s just one goal away from Josef Bican’s tally of 759. Bican is an ex-Czech international football player who played from 1931-1955 and supposedly bagged 759 goals during that time.

Most of Bichan’s goals came at Slavia Prague, where he notched 529 goals in 275 matches. A great record indeed. Ronaldo is expected to equal Bichan’s record and create a new record in the coming weeks. What a record, only Cristiano Ronaldo can do this, he is the undisputed Greatest of all time.

 

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