Cristiano Ronaldo Sets New Record With 807 Goals

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

With a hat-trick to keep Manchester United’s prospects of competing in the Champions League next season alive with a 3-2 win against Tottenham on Saturday, Cristiano Ronaldo established another goalscoring record in a return to form. Cristiano Ronaldo had only scored once in his previous ten games, but three spectacular finishes propelled him to the top of FIFA’s list of professional men’s football goal scorers, with 807 goals for club and country.

Cristiano Ronaldo Lead His Team To Victory

United moves back into fourth place with the win, although they are just two points ahead of Arsenal, who have four games in hand.

Tottenham’s chances of finishing in the top four have been further harmed by their fifth defeat in eight league games, as they stay in seventh place, five points behind United.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second term at Old Trafford has been a letdown, with his dismal form prompting speculation that the 37-year-abilities old’s are dwindling.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was criticized for missing United’s hammering in the Manchester derby last weekend, opting to fly to Portugal to rehab a hip injury rather than watch his teammates lose 4-1 at the Etihad.

He was one of five changes to Ralf Rangnick’s starting lineup following that humiliating setback, with Bruno Fernandes the noticeable missing due to sickness.

Cristiano Ronaldo made an immediate impact with a spectacular goal into the top corner from beyond the area after only 12 minutes.

United, on the other hand, was unable to capitalize on the early goal. They were forced to repeat a pattern seen in past home games this season against tougher opponents.

Nine minutes from game-time, the United number seven rose highest to meet Telles’ corner, powering a header into the top corner for his second hat-trick for the club and first since returning to Old Trafford in August.