Cristiano Ronaldo: Fans Rave as Man United Star Becomes First Player to Hit the 700 Goal Mark

Cristiano Ronaldo: Fans Rave as Man United Star Becomes First Player to Hit the 700 Goal Mark

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:13 PM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo once again proved on Sunday night that he is one of the greatest goalscorers of all time when he scored his 700th club goal
  • The 37-year-old achieved the landmark in the 44th minute of Man United's Premier League clash with Everton
  • The goal was only his second of the season, and the first in the Premier League this term after the five-time Ballon d'Or winner enduring a slow start to the campaign

Fans have taken to social media to send Cristiano Ronaldo a congratulatory message after he finally hit the 700-goal mark.

Ronaldo has not been in good shape since the start of the new season, with his struggle for form being punctuated by a lack of game time under Erik ten Hag.

The veteran striker has only been limited to Europa League appearances, managing just one Premier League start so far.

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Cristiano Ronaldo looks on during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Manchester United at Goodison Park. Photo by James Gill.
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And United's trip to Everton on Sunday, October 9, was no different as the Portuguese was forced to settle for a place on the bench, with Anthony Martial tasked with leading the attack.

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However, the Frenchman had to be withdrawn moments before the break after he appeared to have picked an injury.

His place was subsequently taken by Ronaldo, with the forward making an instant impact after he found the back of the net to hand his side a 2-1 lead.

The Red Devils went a goal down inside five minutes of action after Alex Iwobi broke the deadlock before Antony restored parity for United in the 15th minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo hits new career landmark vs Everton

Ronaldo's goal in the 44th minute of the clash was his 700th club goal, helping him hit yet another milestone in his career.

According to OptaJoe, the forward's land-mark goal came 20 years and two days after he scored his first club goal.

The majority of Ronaldo's goals came during his time with Real Madrid, where he scored an eyewatering 450 goals for the Spanish giants.

His new achievement sent fans into a complete meltdown as they took to social media to congratulate the football icon.

One said:

"They thought Ronaldo was finished, My GOAT is back!!!"

A second posted:

"Cristiano Ronaldo!!!!! The Greatest there was, there is and there ever will be."

Another added:

"Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest goalscorer in European club competition."

While a fourth commented:

"700 league goals for Ronaldo. One of the best to ever play the game man."

Below are more reactions:

Ronaldo gets offer to join MLS club

Earlier, Sports Brief reported David Beckham's Inter Miami have reportedly earmarked Cristiano Ronaldo as their top transfer priority.

The American side are said to be prepared to make a move for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner in January.

Inter Miami are keen to sign Ronaldo to replace Gonzalo Higuain, who recently announced his retirement.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.