Record-breaker Ronaldo! Portuguese superstar becomes the first player in history to score 700 CLUB GOALS – as forward reaches stunning milestone during Manchester United’s Premier League clash at Everton
Cristiano Ronaldo may not be having the season he envisaged but he continues to make history after scoring the 700th club goal of his illustrious career on Sunday evening.
The Portuguese superstar achieved the milestone in action for Manchester United during their Premier League clash at Everton.
In doing so, the 37-year-old becomes the first player ever in footballing history to plunder in that many career goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo wheels away after scoring 700th goal of his career in the clash with Everton
Goodison Park didn’t look like being the venue for his milestone strike after once again starting on the bench.
But he replaced the injured Anthony Martial just short of the half-hour mark before making his mark a minute before the break.
Ronaldo has played for four clubs during his career – Sporting Lisbon, United (twice), Real Madrid and Juventus.
He scored five goals in 31 appearances for Sporting, 450 in 438 matches for Real and 101 in 134 games for Juventus. In his first spell for United he netted 118 times in 298 fixtures for the club and in his current second stint has 26 in 48 matches .
It’s the latest stunning achievement in the forward’s career – either individually or as part of a team.
On the international stage, Ronaldo has scored a world record 117 goals in 191 international games since making his Portugal debut in 2003.
The iconic No 7 broke that record when he scored twice for his country in a 2-1 win against the Republic of Ireland in their World Cup qualifier on September 1, 2021.
Prior to Ronaldo, the most goals scored by a male on the international stage was Iran legend Ali Daei who netted 109 times in 148 appearances.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first footballer ever in history to score 700 career club goals
Ronaldo broke the record for the most goals in men’s international football last September
The legendary Portugal star celebrated in trademark fashion after scoring against Ireland
The 37-year-old broke Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals for Iran between 1993 and 2006