Prolific Juventus striker, Christiano Ronaldo, has edged pass 2019 FIFA world best player, Lionel Messi and German legend Gerd Muller on the top goal scorers in football history.
The Portuguese star’s recent impressive performance against Parma at the Allianz Stadium where he scored two goals for a 2-1 win, led to his assumption of the enviable 5th position.
In all, Ronaldo has scored 736 goals in 1,028 games.
Below is the list of all-time top scorers put together by Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation:
1. Josef Bica: 805 goals
2. Romario: 772 goals
3. Pele: 767 goals
4. Ferenc Puskas: 747 goals
5: Cristiano Ronaldo: 736 goals
6. Gerd Muller: 735 goals
7. Lionel Messi: 717 goals