Breaking: Ronaldo officially becomes greatest goalscorer in football

Breaking: Ronaldo officially becomes greatest goalscorer in football

Akan Anwankwo
January 21, 2021 at 4:33 AM

- Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten the all-time goalscoring record after scoring in the Supercoppa match against Napoli

- The Portuguese striker and Alvaro Morata scored as they helped Juventus win the Italian Super Cup

- Ronaldo had previously equalled Josef Biscan's record and surpassed Pele's 757 goals set many years back

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Cristiano Ronaldo has finally become the highest goal-scoring footballer of all-time following his strike against Napoli in Suppercoppa.

Juventus defeated their Serie A rivals by 2-0 to claim bragging rights over the FA Cup winners with the help of their talisman Ronaldo.

Alvaro Morata scored in the fifth minute of extra time to ensure the Bianconeri's won their first trophy of the season.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores for Juventus in Italian Supercup final to officially become the greatest goalscorer in football
Cristiano Ronaldo officially becomes the greatest goalscorer in football after scoring for Juventus. Photo by Claudio Villa
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The 35-year-old has now scored 760 goals for club and country more than any other player in the history of the round leather game.

The five-time Ballon D'or winner surpassed Pele a few weeks ago and equaled Josef Biscan's record following his brace against Sassuolo to make it 759 career goals.

Ronaldo reached the 760-goal tally in 1040 appearances including the 450 goals for Real Madrid, 118 for Manchester United, 102 for Portugal, 85 for Juventus and five for Sporting Lisbon.

However, the great Pele still believes he has scored more goals than any other player, claiming he has a total of 1,283 strikes which some of them were not documented.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo earns more money than four Serie A teams combined after his wages at Juventus were revealed, The Sun.

Reports claim that the Portuguese striker earns around £540,000-a-week since his 2018 summer move from Real Madrid.

Clubs Udinese, Hellas Verona, Spezia and Crotone have the same or a lower squad bill than what Ronaldo earns yearly. also reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's goal against Sassuolo in Serie A means he has equalled the all-time record for the most goals scored in football.

The five-time ballon d'Or winner is now tied with Czech legend Josef Biscan who scored 759 goals, the most scored by an individual player in the history of the round leather game.

His brace during the 3-1 win over Udinese after the New year saw him move past Brazilian legend Pele who scored 757 goals.

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