Cristiano Ronaldo scores 800th career goal – Soccer Sports

Although his position among the best soccer players of all time has already been secured, Portugal When Manchester United Forward Cristiano Ronaldo Reached another truly huge career milestone by scoring twice in Thursday 3-2 wins In Premier League Collide with Arsenal NS Aggregate his career goals over 800..

Ronaldo-Who was Ranked 2nd in the world’s top forwards at ESPN’s FC100 in 2021 -His country, United, real Madrid, Juventus And boyhood clubs Sporting CP To score his 800th goal (and in fact his 801st). No matter how you slice it, it’s a truly amazing achievement.

Not only leading the pack among his peers, Ronaldo already claims to be the greatest goal scorer ever in a professional men’s game -Although it depends a lot on the count you choose to credit. Confusion is caused by the credibility of the record decades ago when the great Brazilian Pele and former Czechoslovak striker Josef Bican scored a goal. Due to the loose classification of “official” matches, their totals will vary significantly. At the source.

But there is no doubt that Ronaldo now has a senior goal of 801 in his name, whether it’s a record or not. Moreirense on October 7, 2002 witnessed, recorded and officially registered two goals against Arsenal on December 2, 2021.

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How did he come here?

It’s worth looking back at what Ronaldo was like Active male player with the highest score in world soccer Ahead of world-class strikers like Luis Suarez, Robert Lewandowski, Zlatan Ibrahimovic And even Lionel Messi..

After joining from Sporting to United as a flashy trick-loving Wily Winger in 2003, Ronaldo transformed into a ruthless goal-scoring machine over the next six years. Wayne Rooney When Carlos Tevez -Each advances the top withdrawal in his own right-Adapted their own role to fully support the pinnacle of United’s attacks. In 2007-08, United won the Premier League for the third time in a row and the Champions League final for the second time, and Ronaldo scored 42 goals in 49 club games, scoring his first Ballon d’Or.

By the time he joins real Madrid In 2009, he was a complete package, at a world record of £ 80 million at the time. In his nine years at Bernabeu Ronaldo, he has won 15 trophies, including two league titles and four Champions Leagues, scoring more than a goal in one match. And his scoring numbers weren’t just filled with slow goals to shine a comfortable win against Liga’s less lights- He scored a lot of goals when he was most important to the best opponent in the biggest match..It’s no wonder he collected four more Ballon d’Or trophies before he left. Los Blancos In 2018.

so Juventus He maintained an astonishing scoring rate, scoring goals every 1.33 games during the three seasons in Turin and winning five trophies, including two Serie A titles.His shock goes back to Manchester United In the summer, he did nothing to knock on his scoring form, his goal was back at about the same rate England He set the Champions League goal record to 140 goals.

And let’s not forget his international achievements.Since his senior debut Portugal In 2003, Ronaldo helped him win the European Championship in 2016 (he scored the highest score ever) and the UEFA Nations League final in 2019 (he scored the highest score ever). Ali Daei broke the long-standing world record for scoring at Men’s International On his 110th strike in September (he has since extended that tally to 115).

How long has he been able to keep playing?

While the mid-thirties are generally considered the “dusk year” of a standard professional soccer career, Ronaldo has adapted very well to continue playing at the top level as he grows older. He will turn 37 next February, but retirement doesn’t seem to be an urgent concern. For one thing, he signed with Manchester United until he returned to Old Trafford at the end of the 2022-23 season.

Indeed, Ronaldo has actually stated on several recent occasions that he plans to play until he is 40, if his body gives him privileges. Around his 35th birthday last year, he told Marca:

“It depends a lot on my feelings and motivation. It doesn’t matter physically. I think I’m good at myself and I can play safely for up to 40 years.

“Honestly, the most important factor will be more psychological. That will make a difference.

“In any case, everything has a beginning and an end. I won’t last a lifetime, but I still feel strong enough to keep winning. I’ll stop without incentives.”

Fernando Santos, who won the 2016 European Championship and the 2019 UEFA Nations League as captain as a Portuguese coach, told TVI24:

“Cristiano is ready to play until he’s 40, but I’m not sure if that will happen. At some point, he may feel that he’s no longer in the same state.

“He’s not a level-down player. When he feels he can’t be Ronaldo, he doesn’t.”

He may not be as fast as he used to be, but Ronaldo is in excellent shape and rarely gets injured.

Given that he scored his 800th career goal in just over two years from him Won 700th place -October 14, 2019, 2 to 1 defeat in Ukraine -It’s very plausible that he was able to reach the four numbers before he called it quit. That’s certainly a big question, but if anyone challenges, it’s a Christian.

Like fine Madeira wines, he is improving with age. In fact, he’s been more prolific in scoring bets since he turned 30.

Can he continue to score at the same rate?

Not overly scientific, but here we measure Ronaldo’s chances of achieving 1,000 goals before the end of his career by examining several different indicators. First and foremost, given his unwavering commitment to fitness, personal conditioning and professional motivation, it’s all possible that he will play past the age of 40.

Currently, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 801 senior goals for the club and the country together. This official count is international at the youth level, including Sporting B’s goal at the beginning of his career and two goals scored by Portuguese athletes under the age of 23 at the 2004 Olympics. Participation is not included.

As far as Ronaldo was concerned, finding a goal was not difficult. In fact, they have been scored with clockwork-like regularity throughout his 19-year professional career. He left Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2009 at the age of 24, so no club has ever fallen below one goal every 2.5 games.

From the beginning of his career, it took Ronaldo about two calendar years to score 100 goals. That said, he was at the height of his hero’s goal at Real Madrid during just 662 days (1 year, 9 months, 24 days) from January 2014 to October 2015. Achieved 400 to 500 career goals. Such another ridiculously prolific purple patch and Ronaldo could be four numbers faster than expected.

He can always rely on penalty shootouts

From 11 penalties for his first 100 goals to 29 penalties from 701 to 800, spot kicks proved to be an irreplaceable and consistent source of goals for Ronaldo. The second night with Arsenal, and the 801st in his entire career, were scored from the penalty spots. This is the 142nd time he converted a spot kick.

Some may use this as a reason to despise and blame his goal aggregation, but as the old football maxim goes: they all count in the same way.

Ronaldo is guaranteed at least 10 goals per year if he continues as a designated taker for the club and country. This contributes at least about 40 goals towards his expected career end tally.

Not much is said about his free kick conversion rate, but it’s good.

So can Ronaldo reach his 1,000 career goals?

Ronaldo maintained an average of 47 goals in 55 games in all tournaments per campaign during the last three completely uninterrupted seasons (2017-18, 2018-19, 2020-21). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were no international matches between November 2019 and September 2020, so the 2019-20 season is not included in the average.

If 36-year-old Ronaldo consistently scores at this rate for the next four years until the age of 40, he will score 190 goals in 220 club and national games. Adding these 190 expected goals to his current 801 aggregate shows that Ronaldo is slightly below his 1,000 career goals. (801 +190 = 991 goals)..

Still, there is nothing to suggest that he was unable to further improve his scoring game while playing in the Premier League and Champions League United. He can then move to another Europa League club, or even further away to a league that is easier to reach his goals.

As for Ronaldo and his sporting ambitions, experience shows that it is best not to bet on achieving the impossible.

Additional research and writing by Tony Mabert

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