It was one of the greatest rivalries in the history of the global elite of modern football. In the past ten years, Lionel Messi and cristiano ronaldo They starred in a sporting contest that ultimately worked out for both, as it allowed the other to help him raise his own standards. Always strive for more and never rest on your laurels. Although they are no longer the visible faces of Barcelona and Real Madrid these days, they both come from their current clubs and strive for the same common goal: Remaining the top scorer in the history of the sport.
Cristiano is leading the race for the honor. The Portuguese forward scored a total of 856 goals today with Al Nasr Football Club in Saudi Arabia.He did this in a 21-year career, in which he added 1187 games. But Leo wasn’t throwing in the towel, not even that. Now at Inter Miami, he is chasing that goal with 819 goals. Yes, There are 37 differences.Of course, the Argentinian has two years less experience (he played 19 games in Serie A) and a few fewer games: he has accumulated 1043. Of course, even so, its goal difference per game is better.
Leo has the advantage of being two years younger (36 vs. 38) In theory, his career could be longer than that of Cristiano. Portuguese still works though. Because when he started at Inter Miami, 11 goals!so far And trying to shorten the distance from who knows how to have a lovely rivalry in those years when Real Madrid was against Real Madrid. Barcelona.
Of course, CR7 is not far behind and continues to add beans to the battle. This Friday, October 13th, He scored twice in Portugal’s 3-2 victory over Slovakia in the 2024 European Cup qualifiers.
Both of them have left Joseph BeaconLeading the scorer list for many years in a row. The former Czech center scored 805 goals between the 1930s and 1950s, a record that stood until a few years ago when he retired in 1955. today, Only Cristiano and Messi can surpass this legendary record.
The rest of the all-time top scorer list is complete Romariofourth with 772 goals, his compatriot Baileyone of the game’s greatest legends, with 757 goals (according to FIFA).
Ferenc Puskas and Gerd Mülleralso ranked among the top ten with the most career points, 746 points and 734 points respectively.