Cristiano Ronaldo scored the three goals in Manchester United’s 3-2 victory over Tottenham on Saturday 12 March in the English Premier League. The 37-year-old Portuguese has scored 807 goals since the start of his career. It has officially surpassed Joseph Bikan and his 805 achievements in the last century.
With only one goal scored in ten matches since the start of 2022, Cristiano Ronaldo has not escaped certain criticism across the channel in recent weeks. His absence in the last English Premier League match against local rivals Manchester CityIt also caused a lot of ink to flow out. But the Manchester United striker’s response was harsh on Saturday.
Tottenham, the opponents of the Manconians on the 29th day of the Premier League, had to surrender to the Portuguese. Spurs may have drawn twice, but the last word went to Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese opened the scoring with a superb kick (12), regained the advantage from close range (38) and scored the winning goal for the Red Devils with a header (81). A hat-trick in favor of the seventh-placed, and a well-deserved standing ovation from Old Trafford when he gave up his place in the final minutes.
Ronaldo is at the top, ahead of Pecan and Pecan
Cristiano Ronaldo, who celebrated his 37th birthday on February 5, always pushes boundaries. A year ago, while wearing the colors of Juventus in Italy, he became the second top scorer in football history with 770 goals, in front of “ King » pellet. On March 12, 2022, “CR7” will become the only goal scorer in history. It is he who sits on top after almost 20 years of his career.
The numbers are still debatable, given that Brazilians Pele and Romario have scored 1,283 and 1,000 goals respectively according to their own calculations (which are based on several unofficial matches). But according to the official FIFA statistic, Cristiano Ronaldo, after this hat-trick against Tottenham, is the best among the best. Here he is with 807 goals, two ahead of Josef Pekan, the Czechoslovakian striker who fought between 1931 and 1957.
Atletico Madrid has been warned
With 49 hat-tricks scored throughout his career (Sporting Portugal, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and thus United again), ‘CR7’ continues to write his name in the history of the Premier League. And statistics company Opta indicated that the Portuguese is the second-oldest player to score three goals in a single match after Teddy Sheringham in 2003 (Ronaldo is 37 years and 35 days, and Sheringham is 37 years and 146 days). It was his second Premier League goal, more than 14 years after the first, in January 2008.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been widely acclaimed by football watchers, preferring to highlight the collective performance in his social media reaction. The striker, who has scored 18 goals this season in all competitions, including 12 in the league, says to himself: utmost happiness After his first triple since returning last summer. ” There are no limits to Manchester United! Whatever they say! Go demons! »
This return to action comes just in time for Manchester United. From Tuesday, Cristiano Ronaldo will be eagerly awaiting the Champions League knockout match against Atlético Madrid. The scorer of six goals during the group stage, the Portuguese remained silent during the first leg in Spain (1-1). The return match could be an opportunity to add one or more goals to his huge pool.