On 14 October 2019, Cristiano Ronaldo made history by scoring his 700th goal against Ukraine in EURO 2020 Qualifiers. His 700th goal came in his 973rd match. It was his 95th goal for Portugal and currently ranks the 2nd in the list of international top scorers. The all-time leader in this category is Iranian striker Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals in 149 appearances.
Although the 1-2 defeat against Ukraine made things difficult for Portugal in Group B, we are almost certain that Portuguese striker will do his best to qualify for EURO 2020. While this tournament might be the last UEFA European Championship for 34-year-old Ronaldo, BET-IBC will always remain as the best betting agent for UEFA tournaments.
The Club of 700
Scoring his 700th goal, the Portuguese striker has joined the list of players who found the net at least 700 times in their career. There have been only 6 football players with 700+ career goals in history. Between 1931 and 1955, Josef Bican scored 805 goals, a record almost impossible to be broken. Romario follows Bican with 772 goals. The Brazilian legend Pele is third with 767 goals. Although according to Guinness World Record Pele has 1279 goals under his name, RSSSF (The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation) does not agree. On the 4th and 5th spots, there are Puskas and Muller. While Real Madrid legend Puskas scored 746 goals in his career full of success, Muller managed to find a place in the top 5 with 735 goals.
Ronaldo has already broken so many records. He has Most Ballon d’Or awards (5 times, shared with Messi), most goals in the FIFA Club World Cup (7), most international goals scored in a calendar year (32), Most FIFA World Cups scored in (4 times), most Champions League goals (127), most goals in a Champions League season (17), Portugal’s most capped player of all time (162 caps), Portugal’s all-time top goalscorer (95 goals) many other records on his name. He would be certainly willing to surpass Bican and hold the record for the most goals scored in history. But we are sure that he wants to win the World Cup more than anything. However, the next World Cup will be played in 2022 and by that time Ronaldo will be 37 years old.
The rivalry between Ronaldo and Messi
Messi seems to be the next one to hit 700th goals in history. The Argentinian has 672 goals in 828 appearances. Messi is 2 years younger than Ronaldo and he has played much fewer matches than him as well. Furthermore, Messi has a better goal ratio. Their rivalry will continue for a few years. We should be glad to witness these two played against each other. Having parted their ways, Ronaldo plays in Serie A and Messi continues in La Liga. The address for major leagues remains the same. By registering for the best betting software, you can place your bets for Serie A and La Liga with the highest odds.