10.09.2022 » Here is why Ronaldo is the greatest goal scorer in football history
Born on February 5, 1985, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro has proven himself to the world as one of the greatest ever players, and the greatest goal scorer. Over the years, he has played in four of the top leagues in Europe, scoring a lot of goals and smashing records along the way. He has also amassed a lot of fans over the years who are confident of his goal-scoring abilities, and regularly bet on him on football betting sites like those listed here, where safe licensed betting is experienced. His goal-scoring prowess has shocked fans, pundits, and analysts alike, with his superb athleticism and brilliance.
Cristiano Ronaldo - Speechless:
A glorious journey so far...
In his career, Cristiano Ronaldo has won a total of 32 trophies, including 5 Champions League trophies and 7 league titles which he won across 3 of the 4 leagues he played in: the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, and the Serie A (Italy). He has also won 2 international trophies with his national team, Portugal; guiding them to UEFA Euros and UEFA Nations League wins.
Throughout his professional career, Ronaldo has won a total of 5 Balon d'Or awards, the award for the annual best player in the world. He has always been seen to have a major influence in every trophy he has won, leading the line and delivering with an incredible goalscoring record, which will be analyzed in this article. Therefore, here is why Ronaldo is the greatest goalscorer of all time.
With a goal-scoring ratio of 0.73, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 815 goals in 1,121 appearances. This record has made him the player with the most goals in football history, with Josef Bican who managed a staggering 805 goals throughout his 24-year career (from 1931 to 1955) in second place. All of his 815 goals consist of 698 club goals and 117 goals for his national team.
Over his football club career, he has scored at least 100 goals in 3 out of 4 leagues he has played in, writing his name in history. Playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid in La Liga, Ronaldo scored an incredible 450 goals in 438 appearances, from 2009 to 2018. In the Serie A, he scored 101 goals in 134 appearances for Juventus, from 2018 to 2021.
Impressive stats in every stage of his career...
So far for Manchester United in the Premier League, he has netted 142 goals in 330 appearances. His incredible record also includes the most goals in the Champions League, with 140 goals in 183 appearances. He also holds the record for the most headers scored in this century, with well over 100 goals scored with his head. Coupled with his shot accuracy and power, he also has amazing aerial abilities and has shown that often. He also has a staggering 83% conversion rate in penalty taking, with a total of 144 penalties scored throughout his career.
The 37-year-old has been in decline in recent times, as his glorious career is coming to an inevitable end. In the first season of his second stint at Manchester United, he scored just 24 goals in 38 games; a tally that can be considered to be rather average for a player of his caliber.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup looks sure to be his last, as he has the final opportunity to compete for World Cup glory. With a poor start to the 2022/23 season, you can only wonder how many goals the living legend will score before he retires.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Manchester United in the Europa League is on September 15, against Sheriff. You can watch Sheriff vs Manchester United, Real Madrid vs Mallorca, Bayern Munich vs Barcelona, Liverpool vs Ajax, Sporting vs Tottenham, and Viktoria Plzen vs Inter, all matches provided from our soccer live game pages.
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Sheriff vs Manchester United kick-off time (15-09-2022):
Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 00:45
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India (New Delhi) | UTC/GMT+5.30: 22:15
Italy (Turin) | UTC/GMT+2: 18:45
Spain (Madrid) | UTC/GMT+2: 18:45
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+1: 17:45
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 13:45
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 12:45
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-7: 09:45
Sources: ronaldo7.net / topendsports.com / transfermarkt.co.uk