Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Juventus in the Super Cup final 64th minute after which Alvaro Morata sealed the deal with an injury-time goal as they dominated Napoli. With the goal, Ronaldo also took his overall goal tally to 760.
After the 760th goal, Cristiano Ronaldo is being regarded as the greatest goal-scorer of all-time in professional football — most goals scored by a player for club and country. The title of the greatest goalscorer is much contested, and global governing body FIFA does not keep an official record, according to Reuters. However, it has been reported that Ronaldo has gone past Austro-Czech Josef Bican’s tally of 759 goals.
Bican, as well as Brazilian strikers Pele and Romario, scored in excess of 1,000 goals during their careers but those statistics include strikes in amateur, unofficial and friendly matches. Lionel Messi is not far behind on the list as the Barcelona star has netted 719 goals for club and country, put together.
Very happy with my 4th title in Italy… We are back! This is the Juve we love, this is the team we trust and this is the spirit that will lead to the wins we want! Well done, guys! Fino Alla Fine! .com/NoU2ux39gW
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 20, 2021
Ronaldo has continued to be a goal-scoring machine over the years. Questions were raised as to whether he would be able to maintain the top intensity at Juventus but the Portuguese star has quashed all doubts, scoring 85 goals for the Serie A side since moving to Turin in 2018.
Ronaldo scored a whopping 450 for Real Madrid, 118 for Manchester United, 102 for Portugal and 5 for Sporting Libson.