With a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo and another from Álvaro Morata, Juventus defeated Napoli 2-0 on Wednesday to become champion of the Italian Super Cup. That was goal number 760 for the Portuguese, who continues to climb the historical ladder of top scorers.
They ran the 64 minutes of the clash against Napoli when Cristiano Ronaldo found the ball in the rival small area and did not hesitate to send it to the back of the net before the desperate exit of Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina.
– Serie A League (@SerieA) January 20, 2021
There are already 760 goals for the Portuguese, who came to be considered by various media and sports personalities as the top scorer in the history of football.
The incredible @Cristiano has scored his 760th career goal tonight, overtaking Josef Bican as the highest goal scorer in the history of football. What an achievement. 👏🏻👏🏻
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) January 20, 2021
760 GOALS 👑
CRISTIANO RONALDO BECOMES THE GREATEST GOALSCORER IN FOOTBALL HISTORY 🐐 pic.twitter.com/GOyUFTWA3n
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 20, 2021
However, there are organizations in charge of football statistics that place the Portuguese in different positions in the table of historical scorers.
Pelé recently reopened the debate on who is the top scorer in the history of professional football by stating on his social networks that he scored 1,283 goals, as supported by the Guinness record and FIFA itself, which recognizes the Brazilian having scored more than 1,200.
For its part, the Football and Sports Statistics Foundation (RSSSF) ranks the Czech-Austrian Josef Bican as the top scorer in history with more than 805 verified goals in official matches. In the ranking, Brazilian Romario appears second with 772 and Pelé is in third place with 767.
Meanwhile, the International Federation of Soccer History and Statistics (IFFHS) gives Pelé first place with the aforementioned 767, escorted by Cristiano Ronaldo.
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