Cristiano Ronaldo gets a new landmark for his career by scoring his 700th professional career goal in Euro 2020 qualifier.
CR7-Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty but his side lost by 2-1.
Although Portugal lost the match, Cristiano Ronaldo creates his personal record. He touched the 700th goal landmark. His 700 goals have come from 973 matches. And those goals he has scored at least once in 458 matches.
His goal against Ukraine was his 95th for his country Portugal. Now he is the second most international goal scorer for a country. Iranian Ali Daei is the international top scorer with 109 goals.
Joining the Greats
Now he joins an elite group of players to have scored at least 700 goals in their professional career.
Cristiano Ronaldo is still some way behind the most goal scorer player of all time, with Josef Bican scoring 805 career goals.
Players with 700+ Career Goals:
Josef Bican 805
Ferenc Puskas 746
Gerd Muller 735
Cristiano Ronaldo 700 (continue)
A Career Packed with Goals
Most of the goals he’s scored when he was in Real Madrid. He scored 450 times for Real Madrid, with 118 of his 700 goals coming during the early part of his career at Manchester United from 2003 to 2009.
His 95 goals for Portugal is more than double the tally of any other player to have featured for the national team. Pauleta has the second most with 47.
He has four apiece versus Estonia, Faroe Islands, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands but has never scored against France, Germany, Italy or England.
At club level, Sevilla (27), Atletico Madrid (25), Getafe (23), Celta Vigo (20) and Barcelona (18) are the teams Ronaldo has scored the most against.
A Landmark Reached, What Next?
Ronaldo is no stranger to breaking records. You name it, he has probably broken it.
Most Champions League goals, most goals in a Champions League season, most goals for Real Madrid, most appearances in European Championships, most goals for, most Portugal caps, to name but a few.
The list is almost endless. So what is left for him to achieve?
There is still his ongoing tussle with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi to be statistically the outright best player in Europe.
Ronaldo’s goal against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League at the start of the month took him up to 605 club goals, two above Messi’s 603.
The pair is the joint all-time top goalscorers in Europe’s top five leagues on 419. Ronaldo has 422 league goals. He had score also three gaols in Portugal for Sporting Lisbon do not count because that league doesn’t belong with the top five leagues.
Ronaldo still needs four Champions League final goals to overhaul Puskas’ and Alfredo di Stefano’s record of seven, while he needs to score in the competition again next season to match Ryan Giggs’ record of netting in 16 consecutive seasons.