In the victory of Juventus against Sassuolo on Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 759th goal in his career. He thus equalled Josef Bican’s record.
By sealing Juventus’ victory over Sassuolo on Sunday (3-1), Cristiano Ronaldo took a small step closer to legend. At 35, the Portuguese player has reached the symbolic bar of 759 goals. A statistic reached in his 1037th match in official competitions. He thus equalled the record set by Bican (in the 1930s and 1940s), the all-time top scorer.
On January 3rd, Ronaldo had already given priority to a football icon. By scoring a double against Udinese (in the 4-1 win for Juventus), he had overtaken Pele and his 757 goals. Reigniting an old debate on the exact number of goals the king had scored during his career.
In addition to his formidable efficiency, it is above all the regularity that frightens Cristiano. For 15 seasons now, the Funchal native has been terrorising defences and goalkeepers to the point of scoring at least 15 goals per season. Stratospheric.
The historical record shared with Bican could well fall during Juve’s next match against Genoa this Wednesday (20:45) in the Italian Cup.
While the 2020/2021 season of Juventus is not a long quiet river, Cristiano Ronaldo nevertheless confided that he is convinced that the continuation of this exercise will be crowned with success, before confiding in his sadness to have been playing for several months in empty stadiums because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
At the age of 35, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to perform for Juventus and the bookmakers like Betway, Betclic or Betiton, the ultimate UK bookmaker, take great pleasure in the odds they offer on the player. Indeed, fans are always in a frenzy and bookmakers regularly make predictions in favour of this amazing football player. The Portuguese who will blow out his 36 candles next February is indeed one of the main leaders of the team coached by Andrea Pirlo, and this in the middle of a season that is far from being easy for the Bianconeri. And for good reason, even if the Piedmontese club has raised the bar in the last few games, it is currently only in fourth position in the Serie A classification.
“I don’t like to play in empty stadiums, without fans”
Thus, the winner of Euro 2016 with Portugal is confident for the future and convinced that his team is able to achieve great things in the second half of the season. The second half of the season will nevertheless still be marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, which forces players to play in empty stadiums. Juventus is obviously concerned, as are all the other European clubs, and Cristiano Ronaldo does not hide the fact that this absence of fans in the stands is really burdensome. “I’ll be honest with you, I don’t like playing in empty stadiums without fans. It’s like going to the circus and not seeing clowns. This pandemic is driving people crazy, but we have to live with it. But I hope that soon we will be able to reopen the doors of the stadiums. It’s inevitable, but it will stop one day. We have to deal with it, try to live normally… Of course, we have to respect the rules. But as I said, I really don’t like playing in an empty stadium,” said Cristiano Ronaldo. It will unfortunately be in a closed-door Juventus Stadium that the Bianconeri face Genoa later today, but there is no doubt that the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player will manage to put his feelings aside in order to once again carry his team as he knows how to do so well.
Used sources for information:
- Cristiano Ronaldo has overtaken Pele and his 757 goals on https://www.news18.com/news/sports/
- Odds and bookmakers datas with https://www.betiton.com/en-uk/sport/