Cristiano Ronaldo 700 club goals
Written by Ossy on October 10, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench to register his 700th club goal as Manchester United came from behind to win 2-1 against Everton on Sunday – but how did he score his record-breaking haul?
The 37-year-old recorded his latest milestone 20 years and two days after his first ever club goal for Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Primeira Liga in 2002.
Ronaldo has been more successful on home soil at his respective clubs, scoring 390 times – compared with 289 on the road and another 21 on neutral territory.
Incredibly, the 37-year-old is just two shy of a century of goals struck from outside the box, with 48 of those coming from direct free-kicks – while converting another 129 goals from 12 yards,
In total, Ronaldo has scored 460 of his haul with his favoured right boot, but has also found the back of the net 125 times with left-footed finishes and headed home another 113 times.
The timing of his goals has remained relatively constant during games over his career, scoring in almost equal measure during 15-minute periods – understandably scoring more during the closing stages due to second-half stoppage time.