Ronaldo 700: The milestones of a goalscoring great

Ross Houston
October 19, 2019

"The numbers don't lie and make it very clear that Cristiano's record-breaking feats make him the best player in the history of the game, ahead of the second best by a long, long way", Mendes explained.

The superstar scored his 700th career goal on Monday in Euro qualifying as Portugal took on Ukraine.

The goal against Ukraine was the 113th time the Juventus star has scored from the penalty spot, for club and country, out of 135 efforts in total, according to Transfermarkt.

Ronaldo is contracted to Juve until 2022 after completing his £100million move from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018 and Paratici is adamant that he will see out the remainder of his current deal.


Of that tally, 10 penalty goals have come in the global colours of Portugal, with the remainder being scored across his spells with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juve. Ronaldo had a few good chances, and Danilo came close with a long-range shot that struck the crossbar in stoppage time.

Ronaldo is contracted to Juve until 2022 following his blockbuster €112 million (£100m/$128m) transfer from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018, however, there have been rumours that the five-time Ballon d'Or victor could leave Turin. Let us have your thoughts by commenting in the section below.

Ronaldo has scored 32 goals in his first 51 games for Juventus since moving to Italy, and he recently opened up on his rivalry with Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

"Records come naturally - I don't go looking for them, records come looking for me!" Today we played well but couldn't win.


He said: "Ronaldo is very focused on his goals as well as his own personal objectives as he is the Golden Ball candidate again". Without having an obsession, they happen naturally.

His great rival Lionel Messi trails him on 672, but Ronaldo himself has some way to go if he wants to break the all-time record - former Czech Republic forward Josef Bican notched a staggering 800 goals between 1931 and 1950.

Ronaldo told reporters are reaching another notable landmark at the Olympic Stadium: "How many records do I have?"


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