Pele, Messi, Gerd Muller… With 700 goals for the club, what is Cristiano Ronaldo’s place in history?

Cristiano Ronaldo, the Premier League’s top scorer with Manchester United, scored 700 achievements for the club since the beginning of his professional career. No other legend in the game has done so well in history, although Lionel Messi is still hot in his wake.

He’s a weakness in the middle of a tough season, marked by his willingness to start and his lack of realism. This Sunday, when he was often a substitute in the first game against Everton in the Premier League (2-1), Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th goal since the start of his professional career. The brand is wonderful. But where can we put the Portuguese’s performance in football history?

Pele wasn’t far from it

Peeling through the stats of this game’s greatest legends, a first note emerges: No one has ever done quite like the five-a-side Golden Ball. Among the monsters of the twentieth century, pellet It is closest to CR7, according to sources, between 677 and 680 targets. god Gerd Muller As approached. But according to various statistical evidence, “detonator“It swings between 604 and 608 goals. Note that with an average of 0.9 goals per match, the Brazilian and German perform better than Cristiano Ronaldo (0.75 goals/match).

Messi in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo 7

To search for competition from the Portuguese, just look at his eternal rival. With 691 goals for the club since the start of his career, Lionel Messi He does a better job than Müller and Pele and is very close to Manconian. Younger than CR7 (35 vs 37) and back at his best since the start of the season with PSG (8 goals), La Pulga should easily cross the 700 goal mark in the coming weeks or months. And catch up with Ronaldo? Judging by the performances of both men since the start of the season, it is only a matter of time before Messi (0.6 goals/match) catches up with the Portuguese (0.2 goals/match). But Ronaldo can also wake up well.

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In any case, the two aliens are far ahead of all the other active players. Among the top scorers whose career is still going, none of them are Robert Lewandowski (521 goals) and no Zlatan Ibrahimovic (492 goals) and no Luis Suarez (441 goals) his ability to catch up with Ronaldo.

Can Mbappe and Haaland do that?

And in the future, can players hope to make this legendary 700-goal bar for the club? In this regard, all eyes are on Kylian Mbappe And the Erling HaalandRepresenting the new generation that is driving counters crazy. The authors of 209 and 155 goals for the club respectively since the beginning of their career, the Parisian and the citizen are still far from the target in terms of scale. But with an average of 0.71 (Mbappe) and 0.79 (Haaland) per game, the two phenomena are not far from the standards of Ronaldo (0.75) and Messi (0.83). It is still necessary to have jobs as long as these two monsters.

Felix Gabori RMC Sport journalist

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