Greatness has followed Cristiano Ronaldo at all of the great clubs that he has played for. Ever since breaking through the ranks at the Sporting CP academy, Ronaldo has had the world at his feet, taking the world by storm under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
The Portuguese superstar then moved to the biggest club in the world, Real Madrid and won it all with Los Blancos. When he left the Spanish capital, Ronaldo was the highest scorer in the club’s history and had managed to guide the club to every trophy available.
Yesterday, Ronaldo managed to score his 750th career goal as he tapped into an empty net following a cruising cross from Federico Chiesa from the right-hand side to double Juventus’ lead against Dynamo Kiev and seal qualification to the Round of 16 of the Champions League for good.
The 35-year-old has won the Champions League five times, four times with Real Madrid and once with Manchester United. He has also won the Ballon d’Or 5 times and is only behind Leo Messi, with 6 to his name.
Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for Manchester United, and, as mentioned above, is the highest goalscorer in Real Madrid history with 450 goals from 438 games for the club.
He has found the back of the net 5 times for his first professional club Sporting CP in 31 appearances, and 75 times for current club Juventus from 97 appearances.
Ronaldo is Portugal’s highest goalscorer of all time, with 102 goals to his name. The closest to him in terms of the numbers is Pauleta with 47. In fact, Ronaldo is the second-highest goalscorer of all time when it comes to national teams, only behind former Iranian striker Ali Daei with 109.
And that record will soon be broken by Ronaldo as well. It is only a matter of time before the 7 goal deficit is achieved by CR7 and he becomes the highest goal-scorer for any national football team on planet earth.