Cristiano Ronaldo turns out to be the first active player to score his 700th career goal with a penalty against Ukraine. The 34-year-old scored a penalty as Portugal lost 2-1. His 700 goals so far have come from 973 matches – and he has scored at least once in 458 of those.
His goal in the 2-1 loss to Ukraine was also his 95th for Portugal, leaving only Iranian Ali Daei in front in the international charts on 109 goals. The win for Ukraine, meanwhile, means they have qualified for Euro 2020. Ronaldo’s goal means he joins an elite group of players to have hit at least 700 goals in their career.
Juventus forward Ronaldo is still some way behind the most prolific player of all time, with Czech-Austrian Josef Bican scoring 805 career goals. Next on the list is Brazil legend Romario, who bagged 772, while his compatriot Pele is third on 767. Hungary legend Ferenc Puskas hit 746 goals, while former Germany striker Gerd Muller rounds out the top five with 735 goals.
List of Goals for Club and Country
450 goals for Real Madrid
118 goals for Manchester United
95 goals for Portugal
32 goals for Juventus
5 goals for Sporting CP
Goals in every challenge
World Cup – 7
Champions League – 127
Euros – 9
Qualifiers – 57
Nation League – 3
Confed Cup – 2
Club World Cup – 8
Super Cup – 2
La Liga – 311
Premier League – 84
Serie A – 24
Primeira Liga – 3
Int’l friendlies – 17
Domestic cups – 46
When did Ronaldo score his 1st, 100th, 200th… 700th goal?
Cristiano Ronaldo has now entered an elite club of 700 career goals. But when did he complete the other centuries?
2002.10.7: 1st goal vs Moreirense
2008.1.27: 100th goal vs Tottenham
2010.12.4: 200th goal vs Valencia
2012.5.5: 300th goal vs Gramada
2014.1.6: 400th goal vs Celta
2015.9.30: 500th goal vs Malmo
2017.6.3: 600th goal vs Juventus
2019.10.14: 700th goal vs Ukraine