OREANDA-NEWS. Juventus striker, Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo took the second place by the number of goals scored in official football matches.

On July 20, Juventus defeated Lazio 2:1 in the 34th round of the Italian championship. Both goals of the Turin team were scored by Ronaldo. The second goal in the last match was the 734th for the 35-year-old Forward in his professional career at the adult level, which allowed him to rise to second place in the ranking. Brazilian Romario (whose career lasted from 1985 till 2009) has the same number of goals, but he took more matches to reach a similar mark.

The leader in the number of goals in official matches in the history of football is the legendary Brazilian striker Pele (who played from 1956 till 1977) with the result of 767 goals.