Cristiano Ronaldo is set to become football’s highest-ever goal scorer after he became the joint top scorer for official goals in football history on Sunday night.
He achieved the enviable record after scoring Juventus’ third goal in the 3-1 victory over Sassuolo.
The goal took him to 759 career goals equaling Josef Bican, the Austrian-Czech striker who played between 1931 and 1955.
Ronaldo beat Pele’s record of 757 official goals in the first week of the new year. Ronaldo’s long-time rival Lionel Messi is at the fifth spot.
The former Real Madrid star needs just one more goal to become the highest-scoring player ever.
Meanwhile, speculations have been rife about Ronaldo’s future at Juventus. If reports are to be believed, Ronaldo may leave the Turin side in the upcoming season. There is nothing official on that.
In 2021, Ronaldo would also have other records in his sight. He needs seven more international goals to become the all-time highest international goal-scorer.