RONALDO BECOMES 1ST TO HIT 400 GOALS IN EUROPE’S TOP 5 LEAGUES

RONALDO BECOMES 1ST TO HIT 400 GOALS IN EUROPE’S TOP 5 LEAGUES

Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has again hit the headlines. Unlike in the days before when the alleged rape of an American model was the talking point, this time, it is for the positive reasons.

He has stretched his lead atop the all-time scoring charts in Europe’s top five leagues on Saturday when he scored his 400th goal.

The arithmetic incudes his stints with Manchester United in the English Premiership; Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga and now in the Italian Serie A with Juventus.

According to theScore publication, Ronaldo netted 84 times in the Premier League, 311 times in La Liga, and pocketed his fifth Serie A goal against Genoa in Turin.

For those who subscribe to the well-worn Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi debate and back the latter, Messi’s rate of 0.91 goals per league match is better than Ronaldo’s rate of 0.80 per game.

NAME APPEARANCES GOALS
Cristiano Ronaldo 497 400
Lionel Messi 426 389
Jimmy Greaves 529 366
Gerd Muller 427 365
Steve Bloomer 599 317
Dixie Dean 362 310

Ronaldo can add further domestic league goals to his collection with the three he bagged as a teenager with Sporting CP in his native Portugal. He is also the leading scorer in Champions League history with 120, 17 more goals than second-placed Messi.

The 33-year-old got off the mark with Juventus in his fourth match when he scored twice against Sassuolo. The Bianconeri parted with €100 million to sign him from Real Madrid in the summer.

 

 

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