Portuguese talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed Jozef Bican to become the highest goal scorer in the history of men’s football after scoring a hattrick against Tottenham Hotspur as Manchester United picked up a vital 3-2 win in their Premier league clash at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, on Saturday, 12 March 2022.
English Premier League Giants Manchester United locked horns with Tottenham Hotspur with both sides desperate for a win in their bid to secure champions league football next season heading into the tie in 5th and 7th places on the league table respectively. Ronaldo opened the scoring with a long range shot from outside the box leaving French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris with no chance of making a save in the 12th minute of the first half before Spurs levelled matters through a penalty goal by England striker Harry Kane.
Cristiano Ronaldo would find the back of the net for the second time on the night with his 806th career goal officially breaking the all-time goalscoring record set by Czech Republic Legend Jozef Bican (805 goals) in men’s football history for club and country before capping off a memorable night with a header from a corner kick to complete a perfect hattrick in the 82nd minute before being subbed off for Swedish centre back Victor Lindelof.
The Five time Balondor winner has now scored 807 career goals the most by any player in the history of the men’s game.