Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 700 goals in his career, but where does that put him overall?
Ronaldo bagged the goal in Portugal’s 2-1 loss to Ukraine, and now we are looking to see where he ranks.
Firstly, the all-time list…Ronaldo has actually scored 718, as official football records include his goals within youth football for Portugal.
In those terms Ronaldo is ranked 6th, behind legendary figures Romario, Pele, Ferenc Puskas and Gerd Muller – although number one is a player many will not have heard of in the shape of Austrian-born Czech stiker Josef Bican, who tops the list on 805.
|Football’s top-scorers of all time (official matches only)||Total goals||Years active|
|1||Josef Bican (Austria/Czech Republic)||805||1931–1955|
|4||Ferenc Puskas (Hungary)||746||1943–1966|
|5||Gerd Muller (Germany)||735||1962–1981|
|6||Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)||718||2001–present|
|7||Lionel Messi (Argentina)||699||2003–present|
|8||Ferenc Deak (Hungary)||576||1940–1957|
|9||Uwe Seeler (Germany)||575||1953–1978|
|10||Tulio Maravilha (Brazil)||575||1988–2012|
|11||Arthur Friedenreich (Brazil)||557||1909–1935|
|12||Ernst Willimowski (Poland/Germany)||554||1934–1955|
|14||Jimmy McGrory (Scotland)||550||1922–1937|
|15||Franz Binder (Austria)||546||1930–1949|
|16||Fernando Peyroteo (Portugal)||544||1937–1949|
|17||Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)||542||1999–present|
|18||Hugo Sanchez (Mexico)||541||1976–1997|
|19||Fritz Walter (Germany)||539||1937–1959|
Looking at the current crop of strikers and Ronaldo is someway ahead of his long-time rivals Lionel Messi – who is on 672 goals, and they again are big chunk ahead of third place Zlatan Ibrahimovic on 535.
|Top-scorers currently playing|
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)||700|
|2||Lionel Messi (Argentina)||672|
|3||Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)||535|
|4||Luis Suarez (Uruguay)||461|
|5||Robert Lewandowski (Poland)||447|
|6||David Villa (Spain)||425|
|7||Sebastian Abreu (Uruguay)||411|
|8||Sergio Aguero (Argentina)||403|
|9||Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands)||396|
|10||Edinson Cavani (Uruguay)||396|
Ronaldo’s goal came for Portugal which means he is now on 95 senior international goals, which puts him second on the rankings list, just 14 off the world record of Iran legend Ali Daei.