Ronaldo breaks FIFA's record for most goals scored in football
During Manchester United's match against Tottenham in the English Premier League, Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 49th hat-trick and increases his career goals to 807.
Once again, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo breaks another record, this time surpassing late Austro-Czech striker Josef Bican FIFA's record for the most goals scored in men's football.
During Manchester United's Saturday 3-2 win against Tottenham, Ronaldo scored all United's three goals at the Old Trafford Stadium, setting his 49th hat-trick and increasing his career goals to 807 in comparison with Bican's 805, noted the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF).
FIFA praised the superstar for his achievement, tweeting, "The Legend continues."
3⃣7⃣ years old— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) March 12, 2022
4⃣9⃣ hat-trick of his club career
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Following the sensational win, United hailed their Portuguese star on Twitter with the caption "Superhuman."
Returning from an injury that caused him to miss last week's Manchester Derby against Manchester City, Ronaldo, 37, expressed that "Nothing beats the feeling of being back on the pitch and helping the team with goals and effort."
In a post on his Instagram account, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner underscored that Manchester United has "proven once again that we can beat any team in any given day, as long as we work hard and stand together as one."
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It is noteworthy that Ronaldo has rejoined United in 2021 after playing for Real Madrid and Juventus, scoring 450 and 85 goals respectively.
He currently holds three Premier League titles, two La Ligas, two Serie As, and five Champions Leagues.