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Cristiano Ronaldo passes Pele to become second highest goalscorer EVER

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored one more career goal than Pele

CRISTIANO RONALDO passed Pele to become the second-highest goalscorer EVER with his double against Udinese.

The Juventus forward, 35, scored twice in the 4-1 win to keep the pressure on the top four in Serie A.

 
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored one more career goal than Pele
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 757th and 758th official goals of his staggering career
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 757th and 758th official goals of his staggering careerCredit: Getty Images – Getty
 

But on a personal level, the goals ensured he pipped Pele in the all-time list.

Pele managed a staggering record of 757 official goals during his stellar career between 1956 and 1977 for Santos, New York Cosmos and Brazil.

Ronaldo, though, hit goals No 757 and 758 to equal and then move past Pele.

The first came when he collected the ball on the left, drove into the box and unleashed a drive into the far corner, giving the goalkeeper no chance.

He added his second – and Juve’s third – with a left-footed finish when through one on one.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner also got the assist for Federico Chiesa with a sublime pass to make it 2-0 at the Allianz Stadium before Paulo Dybala wrapped up the scoring.

And he is now just one goal behind Josef Bican’s incredible tally of 759 from 1931 to 1955 – so will be looking to move clear as the ultimate No1 with games against AC Milan and Sassuolo in the next week.

More than half of Ronaldo’s strikes came during his nine years at the Bernabeu.

The strikes took him initially level and then past Pele's tally as Ronaldo moved second in the all-time list
The strikes took him initially level and then past Pele’s tally as Ronaldo moved second in the all-time listCredit: Getty – Contributor
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