In the clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford, Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals to help his team ease and win the game by 3-2. With the two goals, he reached the massive landmark of 800 career goals, combining the scores for club and country.
800 Career Goals for Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo reached the landmark of 800 goals in the 52nd minute of the match. It was Marcus Rashford, who picked out the Portuguese star on the right side of the box, and the 36-year old shot the first time into the far bottom corner from about 10 yards away. His second one in the game and career’s 801st one game came in the 70th minute after converting from the penalty spot.
The 36-year old Portuguese forward is the top goal scorer in Men’s International Football (115), the European Championship (14), and the Champions League (140). Ronaldo is even the highest-capped European man with a total of 184 appearances. The cabinet of Cristiano Ronaldo further holds five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden shoes, with Lionel Messi being the only one bettering him.
Ronaldo, The Goal Machine
Ronaldo’s professional debut was in 2002 at SportsCP and delivered his first two career goals in a 3-0 win against Moreirense on 7th October, that year. He joined hands with Manchester United at the season end after scoring a total of five goals.
During his first string with United, he spent six seasons there, delivering 118 goals in 292 games. Then, he moved to Real Madrid at a spectacular fee of 80 million euros. During his nine seasons with Madrid, the soccer star scored 450 goals in 438 appearances. After moving to Juventus in 2018 after a deal of 100 million euros, he delivered 101 goals in 134 games. He got back to his old club in August.