Cristiano Ronaldo made history by netting his 746th career goal on Wednesday in an international friendly game against Andorra, making him the 4th highest goalscorer in football history. The goal further solidifies his legendary status.
On Wednesday night, the Portugal national team ran riots against Andorra in their international friendly fixture scoring 7 goals past their hapless opponents. As you’d expect, Cristiano Ronaldo was also on the scoresheet.
The 35-year old was named on the bench for the encounter and made a cameo only in the second period. His first key moment of the night came when he set up Renato Sanchez for his goal and then went ahead to find the back of the net at the closing stages of the game.
Ronaldo’s 85th-minute goal marked his 746th goal in his extraordinary senior career with club and country, with 102 of those goals coming in the national colours. The strike also means he’s now the 4th highest goalscorer in football history.
Along with Ferenc Puskas, Cristiano is now the fourth-best goalscorer in the entire history of the sport behind only Josef Bican, Romario, and Pele.
In official all-time career goals for clubs and country, Slavia Prague legend Josef Bican is the best goalscorer in the history of football with 805 goals. While Romario reached a tally of 772 goals in his 24-year-long career, and Pele found the net 767 times with Brazil, Santos, and New York Cosmos.
Probably before the end of this season, Ronaldo would catch up with Pele and become the 3rd highest goalscorer in football history. And on the other hand, he is now 7 goals from equally Ali Daei’s all-time record of the highest goalscorer on the international level.
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