Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 700th career goal earlier this week against the Ukraine in 2020 Euro qualifiers where Portugal was beaten by Ukraine for 1 – 2.
After his goal tally touched a new milestone the footballing sensation sparked an online debate, could CR7 be able to beat all his rivals and past legends to set a new world record and become a new legend?
“I don’t look for records, they look for me” said Cristiano Ronaldo four days ago. Ronaldo at the moment turn out to be the sixth player to achieve the feat.
Most official goals in football history:
1⃣ Pelé: 757
2⃣ Josef Bican: 756
3⃣ Romario: 749
4⃣ Gerd Müller: 721
5⃣ Ferenc Puskás: 704
6⃣ Cristiano Ronaldo: 700. pic.twitter.com/0wG7EUhUtl
— TeamCRonaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) October 16, 2019
On the contrary another GOAT, Messi said that “Today, there are very good players, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Luis Suarez, Eden Hazard, any of them could be the best in the world,” he said. “But I took Cristiano of that group and put him with me.”
While Lionel Messi trails his rival with 28 goals Cristiano Ronaldo the Juventus star.
Jorge Mendes the agent for CR7 stated that Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Pele and is the greatest player of all time. Did the Mendes forget that Pele has won three Football World Cups?
Daily Mail reported that there is a great certainty that Ronaldo would score more than 800 goals before the end of his career which could grant him the all-time highest scorer award.
Talking to an Italian sports outlet Tuttosport, Mendes said: ‘The statistics are not story. The overpowering manner in which Cristiano Ronaldo smashes records uplifts him to the class of the finest player in the history of football and with immense difference equated to the second.
“How many records do I have? I don’t know. I have to enjoy the moment and thank those who helped me reach this impressive mark.
“Records come naturally – I don’t go looking for them; records are looking for me!”
– Cristiano Ronaldopic.twitter.com/mLNRjNf5Em
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@TheRonaldoTeam) October 15, 2019
‘For all that he has accomplished in the services of the diverse clubs which he has represented, either in England or in Spain or now in Italy, but also with the Portuguese national team. ‘The fact is that with Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal has already played three finals, winning two,’ Mendes explains in reference to Portugal winning Euro 2016 and this year’s inaugural UEFA Nations League, as well as being runners-up at Euro 2004.
For the time being, Ronaldo will be anticipating to breakdown the unparalleled international goal scoring record, held by Ali Daei, who has 109 goals in 149 games for his nation, while Ronaldo is currently on 95 in 162 matches.
While Messi misses him at the La Liga, he said; it was nice playing against Cristiano even if it was difficult. I enjoyed winning cups when he was at Madrid. It would be nice if he were still there.
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