How Cristiano Ronaldo Became Top Goal-Scorer In Football History

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 760th career goal to write his name into folklore as the highest goal-scorer in the history of soccer to hand Juventus a 2-0 win over Napoli in the Italian Super Cup final. A second goal by Alvaro Morata ensured that the Old Lady would lift the trophy. 

Napoli came close to drawing first blood through Hirving Lozano’s powerful header which was impressively saved by Wojciech Szczesny, midway into the first half. 

Federico Bernadeschi came from the bench to trouble David Ospina in Napoli’s goal before Cristiano Ronaldo buried home from close range in the 64th minute. Ronaldo affirmed his status as the top goal scorer in soccer’s illustrious history with 760 goals. The 35-year-old Portuguese hitman overtook Josep Bican on 759 goals and is ahead of all-time great, Pele with 757 goals, Brazilian legend Romario with 743 goals and fierce rival Lionel Messi who has netted 719 times. 

Furthermore, a staggering 450 goals came during his nine-year spell at Real Madrid, he struck 118 times at Manchester United, has scored 102 goals for Portugal, five for Sporting Lisbon and netted 85 goals for Juventus where Cristiano Ronaldo currently plies his trade.

Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne missed a penalty before Alvaro Morata put the final icing on the cake to give Andrea Pirlo his first trophy as a senior coach. Juventus showed that revenge is best served cold after they lost to Napoli in last season’s Coppa Italia final. 

REGGIO NELL’EMILIA, ITALY – JANUARY 20: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus scores the opening goal during the Italian PS5 Supercup match between Juventus and SSC Napoli at Mapei Stadium – Citta’ del Tricolore on January 20, 2021 in Reggio nell’Emilia, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

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