The five goalscoring legends who sit above Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Hit 700 goals on Friday
Cristiano Ronaldo is celebrating this Friday night. They’re not birthday celebrations, but rather because he scored his 700th career goal against Luxembourg.
His 700 goals so far have come from 973 matches, scoring at least once in 458 of those and in 12 different competitions, meaning he’s scored a goal every 112 minutes and in 47 percent of the games he’s played.
With 700, Cristiano is the sixth top scorer in the history of world football. Only five legends sit ahead of him, and Austrian Josef Biscan is top of the pile with his 805.
The immortal Pele is next on 779, followed by another Brazilian in Romario on 748.
Fourth place belongs to Ferenc Puskas who scored 709, while Gerd Muller will be the first to drop out of the top five as his tally sits at 701.
Cristiano is 34-years old. He’s 105 goals shy of Biscan and although it seems like an impossible task, it’s hard to rule anything out for him.
Lionel Messi, meanwhile has 668 goals from 823 games. But he’s got a two-year advantage and his threat exists for the Portuguese.