If he opened the scoring this Tuesday against Villarreal to offer qualification for the 8th to his team, Cristiano Ronaldo still crosses a symbolic bar with statistics which always panic more and more.
The man who has scored 6 of Manchester United’s 10 Champions League goals this season proves he’s still hungry for records and goals. By scoring this Tuesday evening on the lawn of Villarreal during the 2-0 success of his team, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 150th goal in the European Cup, his 140th in the Champions League. He is ahead of Lionel Messi who is 131 goals in all European Cups combined.
In addition to this record for goals in the European Cup, the Portuguese is about to cross another historic milestone, that of 800 career goals. He only needs one unit on his meter to reach this symbolic bar, which shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Well helped by his 115 goals with the Portuguese selection, he is placed, again at the top of the standings, far ahead of the others. In this ranking of the best scorers in history in all competitions (including selection), Pelé is second with 765 goals, and Lionel Messi completes the podium with 756 goals. There are therefore more than 40 goals difference in this ranking between the two monsters still active. Robert Lewandowski is 3rd among the players still active, very far behind with 574 goals.
At 36, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has already achieved 16 this season, proves that he is still at the top level and that he is able to stay there for a few more years.