Cristiano Ronaldo wins his 4th Italian title and becomes the all-time highest goalscorer in football

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time highest goalscorer in world football as he scored on Wednesday to help Juventus win their 9th Italian Super Cup and his 4th title in Italy. He has now scored 760 official career goals in 1040 matches.

Since he joined Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018 for about £100 million, Ronaldo has won two successive Serie A titles and two Supercoppa Italiana.

He landed his 4th Italian title after Juventus beat Napoli 2-0 to extend their record of being the most successful team as far as the Italian Super Cup is concerned. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 64th minute before Alvaro Morata made it two for Juventus in the additional 5th minute.

Juventus’ victory in the Italian Super Cup came three days after Inter Milan defeated the reigning Serie A champions 2-0 in the league. The defeat pushed Juventus down to the 5th spot with 33 points in 17 games. Coach Andrea Pirlo and his boys are 10 points away from first placed AC Milan with a game in hand.

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Hence, the Wednesday Super Cup match is a confidence booster for Juventus that have not been having it as easy as they used to in the previous seasons. Coach Pirlo was excited that he has landed his first title as a football manager.

“It is a great joy to win a trophy,” Pirlo told Rai Sport after Juventus’ 2-0 win over Napoli on Wednesday.

“It is even more beautiful than winning as a player. It is difficult to see beautiful finals. It was important to win above all after the defeat against Inter. We had to show our pride.”

As Pirlo was excited that he has won his first title for Juventus as a manager, Cristiano Ronaldo would be excited that he has broken the long-standing all-time goalscoring record of Josef Bican. Before the late Czech Republic football icon retired from football in 1955, he scored 759 official goals which no player has been able to surpass in 70 years.

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Earlier, Ronaldo scored a late minute goal on January 10, in a league match between Juventus and Sassuolo to equal Josef Bican’s record. Since then, the 35-year-old Portuguese football icon has not been able to score until Wednesday against Napoli.

Now that Cristiano Ronaldo has become the all-time highest goalscorer in football, the Portugal international is ahead, Josef Bican (759 goals), third-placed Brazil legend Pele (757 goals), fourth-placed Romario (743 goals), and fifth-placed Lionel Messi (719 goals).

Below is the breakdown of the official goals Cristiano Ronaldo has scored:

Cristiano Ronaldo netting his 760th goal on Wednesday, January 20 against Napoli.
Cristiano Ronaldo netting his 760th goal on Wednesday, January 20 against Napoli.

Cristiano Ronaldo who has won 5 Ballon d’Or and won the UEFA Champions League 5 times, has won the league title in three major leagues in Europe – Premier League with Manchester United, La Liga with Real Madrid, and Italian Serie A with Juventus. In those three leagues, he has scored at least double digits of goals.

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However, the best goalscoring season in his football career came during the 2011-2012 season in which he scored a total of 69 goals within a season while at Real Madrid.

In the 760 career goals that the Portuguese football icon recorded for both clubs and country, Ronaldo scored 488 with his right foot, 139 on his left, 131 with his head, and two with other parts of his body.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a total of 450 goals while at Real Madrid, he scored 118 goals for Manchester United, 84 goals for Juventus, and 5 goals for Sporting Lisbon.

As for Portugal’s national team which he helped to win UEFA European Championship in 2016 and European Nations League in 2019, Ronaldo scored 102 goals in 170 appearances between 2003 to date.

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