Portugal International and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th goal for club and country on Monday night. With this feat, he becomes the only active player to have reached the mark. Even though Portugal lost 2-1 to Ukraine, the 34-year old inscribed his name in the history books with the achievement.
His club, Juventus put up a special video on their Twitter handle for him -
He has been considered as the greatest player to have graced the game of football along with Lionel Messi, who plays for Argentina and Barcelona and has scored 672 goals for club & country.
Breakdown of Cristiano Ronaldo's 700 senior career goals:
Sporting Lisbon: 5
Manchester United: 118
Real Madrid: 450
He scored the bigger chunk of goals for Real Madrid during his nine-year stint with them. He scored 450 goals for Los Blancos wherein he won four Champions League trophies, two LaLiga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies, three Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups and two Supercopa de Espana trophies.
With the 700th goals, he sits pretty at sixth position in the all-time goal-scoring list in football history with two Brazilians, Arthur Friedenreich and Pele' taking the first and second places respectively. Although he still has a long way to go to catch up with Arthur or Pele' who have scored 1329 & 1281 goals in their career, there's no denying the fact that Ronaldo is one of the legends of the game and surely will break many more records in the future.