January 19, 2021

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Cristiano Ronaldo surpasses Pele to become second-highest goalscorer of all time

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The Portuguese forward’s brace took him to 758 career goals, according to Juve’s official website, edging ahead of Pele’s total by one. He is now only behind all-time record holder, the late Czech striker Josef Bican.

Despite the comfortable win over Udinese, Juventus still sits 10 points behind league leader AC Milan, but the Bianconeri can cut that deficit to just four points with victories on Wednesday, and in its game in hand.

READ: Can Ronaldo turn around Juventus’ Champions League fortunes?
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his second goal against Udinese.

Ronaldo’s double against Udinese took him to 14 Serie A goals for the season, putting him top of the domestic goalscoring charts.

The 35-year-old made his Portuguese league debut for Sporting as a 17-year-old in 2002, before going on to play for Manchester United, Real Madrid and now Juventus.

Ronaldo made his first senior appearance for the Portuguese national team the following year and has since earned 170 caps and become his country’s all-time leading goalscorer.

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