Portuguese living legend Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the all-time top-scorer of football history.
Last night he netted his 760th career goal and surpassed Austria-Czech legendary footballer Josef Bican’s official record of 759 goals.
Juventus superstar started his career with Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon in his early days. He only scored 5 goals for them before he moved to English giant Manchester United in 2003. He finds the net for 118 times for United durning his England days.
Then he moved to Real Madrid in 2009 and become club’s all-time top-scorer with 450 goals before heading to his current club Italy’s Juventus in 2018.
So far, he has netted 85 goals for Juventus. It takes his tally to 760 goals to break Bican’s record of all time top-scorer.
Whatever, Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF) has a different opinion on this “record-breaking” issue. According to them, Bican is still the highest-scoring footballer ever to play at the top level with 805 goals from 530 games between 1931 and 1955.
Here, it’s not only about Ronaldo and Bican. RSSSF has ranked two Brazilian Legend Pele and Romario above Ronaldo on the list with 767 and 772 goals respectively. Although, Pele is generally credited with 757 and Romario with 745 on competitive senior matches alone.
However, things get even more complicated when Czech FA showed up with a new claim. Czech football’s governing body is claiming that Bican’s total number is even more than RSSSF.
They have published a statement claiming Bican’s tally actually stands at 82. That means Ronaldo is still 62 more goals short to become the all-time top-scorer in football history.
“The History and Statistics committee of the Czech FA counted all the goals scored by the legendary Josef Bican and we can declare he scored 821 goals in official matches,” a tweet by the Czech football federation’s said.