C.Ronaldo beats Muller, Messi as he becomes 5th top goalscorer in football history (See List)
Five-time world footballer of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo is now the fifth top goalscorer in football history as he has overtaken Gerd Muller and Lionel Messi on the list
Ronaldo is now in the fifth position after his goal-scoring run for Juventus with as his outstanding brilliance singlehandedly inspired Juventus to a comfortable yet narrow 2-1 victory over Parma at the Allianz Stadium last weekend.
Ronaldo has now scored staggering 736 goals in 1028 games at the top level with only a few footballers including Hungarian icon Ferenc Puskas who has 747 goals and Selecao legend Pele who has 767 leading him.
However, should Ronaldo’s goalscoring run continue, he might overtake these two legends.
Brazilian legend, Romario is the second-highest goalscorer in history with 772, while Czech-Austrian legend Josef Bican is the most prolific goal-scorer with 805 goals.
Here are the top goalscorers in history according to Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF)
1 Josef Bica: 805 goals
2 Romario: 772 goals
3 Pele: 767 goals
4 Ferenc Puskas: 747 goals
5 Cristiano Ronaldo: 736 goals
6 Gerd Muller: 735 goals
7 Lionel Messi: 717 goals