Portugal and Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers in the history of the sport, with the striker winning a number of professional and personal honours during his career, including five Ballon d'Or awards.
The 34-year-old is no stranger to creating and breaking records and was at it again after netting a brace to help the Bianconeri beat Parma in the Serie A on Sunday. The two goals meant that Ronaldo has now gone past German and Bayern Munich legend, Gerd Muller on the all-time goalscorer list to move to fifth.
Most hat-tricks in Europe's Top 5 leagues since 2008:— TeamCRonaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) January 20, 2020
🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo: 36
🇦🇷 Messi: 34
🇺🇾 Suarez: 16
🇦🇷 Aguero: 13
🇺🇾 Cavani: 12
🇩🇪 Mario Gomez: 12
🇦🇷 Higuain: 9
🇵🇱 Lewandowski: 9
🏴 Harry Kane: 8
🇸🇪 Ibrahimovic: 8 pic.twitter.com/FFFZP6NsKb
The striker has scored a staggering 736 goals in 1028 games, which is one more than Muller - and not far behind the likes of legendary idols such as Ferenc Puskas and Pele who netted 747 and 767, respectively across their careers.
Brazilian legend, Romario sits second on the list with 772 goals to his name, while Czech-Austrian legend Josef Bican leads the way as the most prolific goalscorer of all-time - with statistics indicating that he notched a ridiculous 805 goals in 530 games and didn't retire until he was 42-years old.
Ronaldo's long-time rival, Lionel Messi is placed seventh, with 717 goals in 901 games and will most definitely move up the list considering he is just 32-years-old at present. Swedish superstar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the only other active player in the top-20, and sits in 16th place after netting 544 goals and counting.