One man, 500 goals: Ronaldo’s latest milestone
Cristiano Ronaldo scored five goals for the Sporting CP first team way back in the 2002-03 season, followed by 118 in six seasons for Manchester United, and now, 322 for Real Madrid. He’s also found the back of the net 55 times for his native Portugal.
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Add those four numbers up and what do you have? That’s right — 500 goals for club and country.
The Portuguese superstar, now 30, bagged the 500th goal of his professional career (below video) on Wednesday, giving Real Madrid a 1-0 first-half lead over Swedish side Malmo FF in UEFA Champions League action.
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If he continues his current scoring pace (58 goals for club and country, per season, since joining Madrid in 2009), Ronaldo could reach 1,000 sometime in 2024, at the age of 39.