The Czech Republic football federation has denied Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo the joy of being the highest goalscorer in the history of both club and country football after the statement from the federation on Thursday.
Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had broken the record for the most goals scored for club and country in competitive games when he found the back of the net during the Italian Super Cup triumph over Napoli earlier this week but the Czech Republic football federation had other ideas. The statement from the Czech Republic football federation showed that Cristiano Ronaldo will still need to score at least 62 goals more to break the record of Czech Republic football icon Josef Bican.
It was initially thought that Igor Bican had a total of 759 goals for both country and club. Portuguese international skipper Cristiano Ronaldo was able to match him on 759 goals when he scored in a recent league game at home to Sassuolo.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored late in the game to seal a 3-1 win for Juventus in the Italian Serie A at the expense of 10-man Sassuolo who had Spanish defensive midfielder Pedro Obiang sent off during the game for a foul on new Juventus player Federico Chiesa.
Ronaldo thought he broke the record when he scored the opening goal in the Italian Super Cup victory over rivals Napoli to take his tally to 760 goals but the Czech Republic football federation through its statistics department is adamant that Josef Bican still holds the record at 821 goals. Juventus hitman Ronaldo would be 36 in February and his age has not stopped him from producing the goods for the Old Lady consistently. His strike against Napoli took his tally for 2021 to four goals after the brace againstUdinese in the league and the Sassuolo strike mentioned earlier.