As football returns in Serie A for the year 2021, Juventus took on Udinese in what was their first outing of the new year. The game on Sunday night saw Cristiano Ronaldo run the show for the Bianconeri yet again, scoring a brace to take his tally to 14 goals in Serie A this season, two more than any other player. Ronaldo’s brace has seen him add more history as he climbed second in the all-time goalscoring charts surpassing Pele’s goals record.
The Portuguese and Juventus ace has smashed Pele’s goals record of 757 career goals after finding the back of the net twice in Juventus’ Serie A clash against Udinese on Sunday night.
Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, was spectacular on his first game of the new year as he had a direct hand in three of the four Juve’s goals in the 4-1 victory over Udinese.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner opened the scoring with a powerful drive from Aaron Ramsey’s pass, equaling Pele’s goals record in the process. Ronaldo would go on to add another in the second half for his 758th career goal and surpassing the Brazilian legend’s numbers with a left-footed strike.
Now Cristiano sits comfortably at the second position in the all-time goalscoring charts behind only Slavia Prague legend Josef Bican, who found the back of the net incredibly 805 times in 530 games between 1931 to 1955.
Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal last year during Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Ukraine after converting a 72nd-minute penalty.
Breaking records has become a norm for the former Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Sporting hitman both on and off the pitch. Recently, he celebrated becoming the first person to reach 250 million followers on Instagram.
Congratulations to Ronaldo on his new records!