Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 700 career goals for club and country.. CR700

By October 15, 2019 , , ,

The Portuguese striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, said he was not obsessed with breaking records because he believed it would come to him on its own.

The 34-year-old scored his 700th goal of his career on Monday against Portugal and Ukraine in the Euro 2020 qualifiers and is seventh on the all-time list of football players in history.

Although Ronaldo's goal from the penalty spot did not help Portugal to qualify or win, it became the talk of the international press forgetting the defeat - the first since the 2018 World Cup - to the sons of coach Fernando Santos (2-1) and the threat of the Serbs staring at them.

The Ukrainians officially qualified for the finals after collecting 19 points from the first seven rounds, while the Portuguese are 11 points ahead of Serbia, both of whom have played only six matches. Only one of them will accompany Ukraine to Euro 2020.

  'No player can get this far, I thank my teammates and coaches who helped me become the player I am now', ronaldo began to talk to reporters after the game.

The Juventus striker added. 'I am disappointed that we didn't win, but at the same time I am proud of the team, the last time we played here in this stadium we won the Champions League - with Real Madrid - today we played well but we didn't win.'

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About the records, Ronaldo said 'How many numbers have you broken? I don't know, I have to enjoy the moments and thank everyone who helped me get to this big level.'

"The numbers come naturally on their own, I'm not looking for them, they're the ones looking for me, I don't have any obsession with numbers, they're already coming to me automatically," he concluded.

His 700 goals so far have come from 973 matches - and he has scored at least once in 458 of those.

His goal in the 2-1 loss to Ukraine was also his 95th for Portugal, leaving only Iranian Ali Daei in front in the international charts on 109 goals.

The win for Ukraine, meanwhile, means they have qualified for Euro 2020.

Joining the greats

Classement Player Nationality Major clubs Goals Years scored between
#1 Josef Bican Czech-Austrian Rapid Vienna, Slavia Prague 805 1931-1955
#2 Romario Brazilian Vasco da Gama, PSV, Barcelona 772 1985-2007
#3 Pele Brazilian Santos, New York Cosmos 767 1957-1977
#4 Ferenc Puskas Hungarian Budapest Honvรฉd, Real Madrid 746 1943-1966
#5 Gerd Muller German Bayern Munich 735 1962-1981
#6 Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese Sporting CP, Man Utd, Real Madrid, Juventus 700 2002-present

444 right-footed goals, 54 free kicks scored

In Ronaldo's hunting board, his favourite victim is FC Sevilla. The former Madrid striker scored 27 goals against the Andalusian club, while he found the blaugranas nets 18 times in the famous "Clasicos". At the national level, Andorra, Armenia, Latvia and Sweden are the preferred prey of the Portuguese, who has scored five goals against each of them.

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Specifically, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 444 goals with his right foot, 127 from the left and also 127 from the head, as well as 2 from his torso. While Ronaldo scored 553 of his goals in classic game phases, he also converted 113 penalties and scored 54 free kicks in total. A monster in this.
With 672 goals on the clock, his best enemy Lionel Messi could soon join him, probably next year. The two five-time Ballond Aers are not really determined to let go.

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