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Cristiano Ronaldo has leapfrogged Pele in the all-time goalscoring charts after finding the back of the net in Juventus ’ 4-1 win over Udinese.
Ronaldo opened the scoring for the Italian champions on Sunday, cutting into the box and smashing the ball past Juan Musso to fire them in front on the half-hour mark.
He then doubled his tally in the second half to make it 3-0 at the Allianz Stadium, while also marking the 758th goal of his iconic football career.
The 35-year-old has now moved one goal ahead of Pele in the all-time list, with Slavia Prague legend Josef Bican only netting more (805 goals).
Pele, who is widely considered one of the greatest players to ever grace the game, registered 757 goals in his own iconic career.
But Ronaldo has now moved one goal ahead of the Brazil legend to further cement his place in footballing folklore, just two weeks after Lionel Messi broke another of his long-standing records.
Messi scored his 644th goal for Barcelona during their 3-0 win over Real Valladolid on December 22, which means he has broken Pele’s record for the most goals scored with one club.
The latter netted 643 goals in 19 seasons for Brazilian outfit Santos between 1956 and 1974, which Gary Lineker admitted on Twitter was “a record no one thought would ever be beaten.”
And just a fortnight after Messi bettered that feat, Ronaldo surpassed Pele in the all-time goalscoring charts with his double against Udinese.
A staggering 450 of the Portugal star’s 758 goals came in just 438 appearances at Real Madrid, helping the Spanish giants claim four Champions League crowns.
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Ronaldo scored 118 in his time at Manchester United, where he got his hands on three Premier League titles and one Champions League before sealing his then-world-record switch to Madrid.
And since moving to Juve in 2018, he has added another 85 goals to his historic tally.
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Lionel Messi
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