CR700! – Breakdown Of Cristiano Ronaldo’s 700 Club Career Goals
Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo reached a historic milestone of 700 club career goals following his goal against Everton on Sunday.
Off the bench, the five Ballon d’Or settled the intense fixture between the two, netting a beauty in the 44th minute.
The match ended 2-1.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s road to greatness kicked off at his boyhood club, Sporting Lisbon, where the Portuguese scored five goals with the club.
With just five goals to his name at Lisbon, nobody ever pictured him as one of the world’s best footballers in the future.
However, Ronaldo took control of his destiny when he first tip-toed on the storied stage, Old Trafford, on August 16, 2003, in a premier league match against Bolton Wanderers.
Since that day, Ronaldo racked a galore of goals and trophies, carving his name in historical football books.
Ronaldo went on to score 144 goals for Man United, 450 for Real Madrid and 101 for Juventus. The former Real Madrid striker reached this outstanding achievement in 943 club matches.
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Now that Cristiano Ronaldo is nearing the end of his career in the premier league, Man City’s Erling Haaland has been mooted as the next-best EPL striker that could break the former’s record.
Red-hot Haaland took the premier league by storm after netting three consecutive hat tricks with the Blues. Due to his goal-scoring prowess, the Norwegian is believed to be among the strikers who could manage to reach such a milestone considering his goal ratio per game.
In the premier league, the seemingly unstoppable 22-year-old Haaland boasts a staggering finishing ratio of one goal per every 50 minutes.
Despite boasting such an impressive goal ratio, on paper, reaching 700 goals remains a mammoth task for Man City’s striker who is about to reach 200 career goals.
To achieve the 700 goal record, say Ronaldo stops from scoring, Haaland needs to score 37 goals per season, including this one, for 15 straight seasons.
Anything is possible in football, and it remains to be seen whether the Norwegian could surpass that record when he reaches 37 years.
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