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760 goals! Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time leading scorer in footballing history

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Juventus star Christiano Ronaldo is the all-time top goal scorer in football history, following his against Napoli in the Italian Super Cup Final last night.

Ronaldo surpassed Czech-Austrian striker Josef Bican’s record of 759 goals.

He is the top scorer in Serie A this season – 15 goals in 14 games. And even at 35, an age when many a footballer hang their boots, he says he has “many, many more years”, with winning a World Cup for his country Portugal still in his dreams.

Ronaldo, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, upset the goal-scoring record held by Brazil legend Pele (757), fellow Brazilian Romario (743) and Argentine Lionel Messi (719).

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Of the 760 official goals, 450 came at Real Madrid (where he played for nine years) 118 at Manchester United, 102 while playing for Portugal, 85 for current club Juventus, and five at Sporting Lisbon.

Year 2013 was Ronaldo’s most prolific. He found the back of the net 69 times. Other fruitful years have been 2011 (60 goals), 2012 (63), 2014 (61), 2015 (57), and 2016 (55).

“I feel still good, sharp and in a good moment in my life. I hope to play many, many years more, but you never know. This is football, we don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow,” Ronaldo is quoted as saying.

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