highest goalscorer

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Ronaldo, Forward,  Popularly dubbed “The Phenomenon,” he is widely considered to be one of the greatest football players of all time. A three-time FIFA World Player of the Year and two-time Ballon d'Or recipient, Ronaldo, in his 1990s prime, was known for his dribbling at speed, feints and clinical finishing. He was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the greatest living players compiled in 2004, and was inducted into the Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame and the Italian Football Hall of Fame.

Ronaldo played for Brazil in 98 matches, scoring 62 goals, and is the second-highest goalscorer for his national team, trailing only Pelé. At age 17, Ronaldo was the youngest member of the Brazilian squad that won the 1994 FIFA World Cup. At the 1998 World Cup, he received the Golden Ball for player of the tournament in helping Brazil reach the final where he suffered a convulsive fit hours before the defeat to France. He won a second World Cup in 2002 where he starred in a front three with Ronaldinho and Rivaldo. Ronaldo scored twice in the final, and received the Golden Boot as tournament’s top goalscorer. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Ronaldo scored his 15th World Cup goal, which was a World Cup record at the time.

At his physical peak in the 1990s, Ronaldo starred at club level for Cruzeiro, PSV, Barcelona and Internazionale. His moves to Spain and Italy made him only the second player, after Diego Maradona, to break the world transfer record twice, all before his 21st birthday. At age 23, he had scored over 200 goals for club and country. After almost three years of inactivity due to serious knee injuries and recuperation, Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2002, which was followed by spells at A.C. Milan and Corinthians. Having suffered further injuries, Ronaldo retired from professional football in 2011. Post-retirement, he has continued his work as a United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador, a position to which he was appointed in 2000. He served as an ambassador for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

24 things you didn’t know about Neymar

1. Has played in 504 matches, scored 306 goals, given 167 assists, and lifted 21 trophies.

2. Is one of six Brazilians to have won the Champions League and the Copa Libertadores.

3. Has acted in several telenovelas, music videos, and even alongside Samuel Jackson in XXX.

4. After winning the 2016 Olympic Games with Brazil, he got a tatoo of the six Olympic rings on his wrists to commemorate the occasion.

5. Holds record for fastest Olypic goal, coming at just 14 seconds into the match against Honduras.

6. Has a dog named Poker.

7. Considers his friends Lionel Messi and Robinho his idols.

8. Batman is his favourite superhero.

9. Flash and Gotham are his favourite shows, as is Game of Thrones.

10. Favourite actor? Will Smith.

11. Favouite dish? Rice, frijoles, french fries and meat.

12. Did you know that Neymar’s left foot is 0.5 centimetres smaller than his right?

13. Often plays poker in his free-time. He can also be found playing the popular shooter Counter-Strike Global Offensive.

14. Has always been No. 7, 10 or 11 on the pitch.

15. Was alluded to in the Simpsons.

16. His official webpage was launched on 25/10/2010.

17. Was never able to win the Brasileirao with Santos.

18. His goals breakdown is as follows: 19 with his head, 217 with his right foot, 67 with his left, one with his chest, one with his heel, and one with his knee.

19. Is the 14th most followed person on Instagram.

20. Scored his 100th goal on the day he turned 20.

21. First bobble-had hit the shelves in 2010.

22. Has more than 30 tattoos.

23. With 50 goals in 75 games, he is Brazil’s third highest goalscorer.

24. Dream is to win a World Cup.

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Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Striker, is the fourth-highest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history with 56 goals. He is a three-time Champions League top scorer, as well as a top scorer in three different European domestic leagues.

1998–2001 PSV  67 apps, 62 goals
2001–2006 Manchester United 150 apps, 95 goals
2006–2010 Real Madrid 68 apps, 46 goals

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“For me it’s an honour to receive this prize. I never would have imagined when I wore this shirt for the first time I would be the highest goalscorer in the team’s history, that I would beat my friend Raul, and the late Alfredo di Stefano. I’m very happy. In the first place I would like to thank my team-mates, because without them, this never would have been possible.

I’d also like to thank my coaches. Pellegrini, Mourinho, (Carlo) Ancelotti and Rafa Benitez. They have always helped me in my career. To the foundation, the staff and the physios. If I have forgotten anyone I ask for forgiveness, because this isn’t an easy moment for me to speak.

I’d also like to thank the media, even though lately I’ve been a bit of a b****** with them, but it’s my way of being. And my friends as well. Jorge Mendes, and my mother. And the president for this beautiful event that’s exciting, and one I did not expect. For this, thank you to everyone, and Hala Madrid!” - Cristiano Ronaldo, October 2, 2015.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Speech in his at Bernabeu Ceremony October 2 , 2015 (X)

For me it’s an honour to receive this prize. I never would have imagined when I wore this shirt for the first time I would be the highest goalscorer in the team’s history, that I would beat my friend Raul, and the late Alfredo di Stefano. 
‘I’m very happy. In the first place I would like to thank my team-mates, because without them, this never would have been possible.
'I’d also like to thank my coaches. Pellegrini, Mourinho, (Carlo) Ancelotti and Rafa Benitez. They have always helped me in my career. To the foundation, the staff and the physios.
'If I have forgotten anyone I ask for forgiveness, because this isn’t an easy moment for me to speak. 'I’d also like to thank the media, even though lately I’ve been a bit of a bastard with them, but it’s my way of being.
'And my friends as well. Jorge Mendes, and my mother. And the president for this beautiful event that’s exciting, and one I did not expect. 'For this, thank you to everyone, and Hala Madrid!' 

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Birthday With Numbers  | February 5 , 1985 

1: First senior goal – on 7 October 2002 – came for Sporting Clube de Portugal in a Liga game against Moreirense FC; in a sign of things to come, he added a second.
2: Second-highest goalscorer in European Cup history – group stage to final – with 72 goals. 
3: Most European Golden Shoe awards (a feat shared with Lionel Messi). 
4: First Spanish-based player to hit more than a half-century of goals for four consecutive seasons (in all competitions, Europe included) – 2010/11–2013/14. 
5: One of only five players to have won three or more Ballons d'Or.
 6: Major international tournaments played at – three FIFA World Cups and three UEFA European Championships. 
7: Shirt number throughout most of his career. 
8: Longest scoring run in successive UEFA Champions League matches (2013/14).
9: Joint-record for most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League group stage (2013/14).
10: First player to claim ten goals or more in three consecutive UEFA Champions League campaigns (2011/12–2013/14). 
11: Age at which he joined Sporting. 
12: Goals in his last 13 appearances for Portugal. 
13: Seasons as a professional, during which time he has registered 463 goals for club and country. 
14: Number of games between his first and second goals for Manchester United FC. 
15: Successive months of scoring in every Liga home game, from October 2013 to January 2015. 
16: European goals for Manchester United, from a career total of 73. 
17: Record for most goals netted in a single European Cup season (2013/14). 
18: Age at which he joined United from Sporting for a fee of around €17.5m in summer 2003. 
19: First player to score against all 19 rival Spanish Liga clubs in a single campaign (2011/12). 
20: First player to amass 20 Liga away goals in a season (2010/11). 
21: His maiden UEFA Champions League triumph with United came on 21 May 2008. 
22: Straight wins for Real Madrid in all competitions this term, during which time Ronaldo plundered 28 goals. 
23: Record for most goals in UEFA European Championship games, qualifying and final tournaments combined. 
24: His second UEFA Champions League title – Madrid’s ‘Décima’ – came on 24 May 2014. 25: The age he said he feels when questioned after his latest Ballon d'Or success. 
26: Liga goals scored in his first season at Madrid (2009/10). 
27: Hat-tricks for Madrid, one away from Alfredo Di Stéfano’s record. 
28: Shirt number in his first senior campaign with Sporting. 
29: The age at which he became Portugal’s all-time leading marksman, surpassing Pauleta’s haul of 47 with a brace in a friendly win against Cameroon in March 2014.
30: Years on the clock!

But guys – he became the third highest goalscorer of all time AT THE STADIUM WHERE HE HAD HIS FIRST NT DEBUT after an entire season full of heavy critique and doubt and struggles.

I’m so happy for Poldi.  SO SO SO happy.

Complete list of Messi's records

WORLD RECORDS

  • Most FIFA Ballon d’Or awards: 4
  • Guinness World Records title for the most official goals in a calendar year: 91 goals (2012)
  • Most goals in a calendar year (including club friendlies): 96 goals (2012)
  • Most international goals in a year (club and national team):25 goals (2012) (shared with Vivian Woodward & Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most consecutive league matches scored in: 21 matches (33 goals)
  • First footballer ever to score consecutively against all teams in a professional league
  • Most appearances in the top 3 candidates for the Ballon d’Or: 8 times (2007-2014)
  • Youngest player to win 3 Ballon d’Or awards: 24 years, 6 months and 17 days.
  • Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI: 8 times (2007-2014) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most FIFA Club World Cup Golden Balls: 2 (2009, 2011)

EUROPEAN RECORDS

  • Most European Golden Shoe awards: 3 (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most league goals scored in a season: 50 goals
  • Most goals scored in a season (club): 73 goals
  • Most goals scored in a year (club): 79 goals
  • Most European Cup top scorer awards: 4 (shared with Gerd Müller)
  • Most hat-tricks in a single Champions League season: 2 hat-tricks (shared with Mario Gomez and Luiz Adriano)
  • Most hat-tricks in UEFA Champions League: 5 hat-tricks
  • Highest scorer in a UEFA Champions League game: 5 goals (shared with Luiz Adriano)
  • Only player to score in 23 different cities in the European Cup
  • Only player to finish Champions League top scorer in 4consecutive seasons (2008/09 - 2011/12)
  • Most goals scored in Champions League history: 75 goals

SPANISH RECORDS

  • Most away goals scored in La Liga history: 107 goals
  • Leading goalscorer over a season in home games: 46 goals (in 2011/12)
  • Leading goalscorer over a season in home league games:35 goals (in 2011/12)
  • Leading goalscorer over a season in away games: 24 goals (in 2012/13)
  • Leading goalscorer in the second half of a league season:28 goals (in 2011/12)
  • Most opponents scored against in a single season: 19(2012/13) (Shared with Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldo)
  • Most goals scored in La Liga in a season: 50 goals
  • Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: 8 hat-tricks
  • Most league matches scored in in a single season: 27 games (2012/13) (Shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most home league matches scored in in a single season:16 games (in 2011/12)
  • Most away league matches scored in in a single season:15 games (in 2012/13)
  • Most goals scored in the Supercopa de España: 10 goals
  • Youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals: 25 years
  • Most consecutive La Liga matches scored in: 21 matches, 33 goals (2012/13)
  • Most consecutive away league matches scored in: 13 matches, 20 goals (2012/13)
  • Most goals scored in El Clásico matches: 21 goals
  • Most goals scored in La Liga El Clásico matches: 14 goals(shared with Alfredo di Stefano)
  • Most hat-tricks in El Clásico matches: 2 hat-tricks
  • First footballer to score more than 25 goals in five consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most hat-tricks in La Liga: 23 hat-tricks (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most hat-tricks in Spanish football: 31 hat-tricks (shared with Telmo Zarra)
  • Most assists in La Liga: 106 assists
  • All time highest goalscorer in La Liga: 269 goals

BARCELONA RECORDS

  • All time Barcelona top scorer in all games: 419 goals
  • All time Barcelona top scorer in official competitions: 391 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in La Liga: 269 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in European competitions: 76 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in international competitions: 80 goals
  • Most hat-tricks in official competitions for Barcelona: 31 hat-tricks
  • Most hat-tricks in La Liga for Barcelona: 23 hat-tricks
  • Most goals scored in a single Champions League season:14 goals (20122/12)
  • Most goals scored in Derbi Barceloní (Catalan derby): 12 goals
  • First Barcelona player to be La Liga top scorer 3 times
  • Most Champions League trophies: 3 (shared with Valdes, Xavi, Puyol & Iniesta)
  • One of 2 players to have scored in 6 different official competitions in one season (Copa del Rey, La Liga, UEFA Champions League, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup, completed on 4 January 2012) (shared with Pedro)
  • Only player to have scored and assisted in 6 different official competitions in one season (Copa del Rey, La Liga, UEFA Champions League, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup, completed on 12 January 2012)

ARGENTINA RECORDS

  • Most goals scored in friendlies: 24 goals
  • Most goals scored in one FIFA World Cup qualification: 10 goals
  • Most goals scored in a year (national team): 12 goals (2012) (shared with Gabriel Batistuta)
  • Youngest player to have scored at the FIFA World Cup Finals): 18 years and 357 days old in 2006 against Serbia and Montenegro

A Short Introduction to FC Barcelona

The club was founded in November 1899 by a Swiss man with a weird mustache named Hans Gamper and a group of friends that did gymnastics and other sports together.

The club is based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It has become a symbol of Catalan culture, hence the motto “Més que un club” (More than a club).

Since 1957, Barca has been playing in a stadium called Camp Nou. Camp Nou can seat over 99,354 people, and is the largest stadium in Europe.

The team is also commonly known as Barça or Blaugrana. The supporters are called Culés or Blaugranes.

FC Barcelona is the second most valuable sports team on the entire planet, and is worth $3.2 billion. Its also the world’s second richest football club in terms of revenue, annually earning approximately $613 million.

Barca is the most successful club in Spain, winning hella official titles, 82 to be exact. It’s won 22 La Liga, 26 Copa del Rey, 11 Supercopa de Espana, 3 Copa Eva Duarte, and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies. In international club football,  Barcelona has won 4 UEFA Champions League, a record 4 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, 4 UEFA Super Cup, a record 3 Inter-Citites Fairs Cup, and a record 2 FIFA Club World Cup trophies.

Barcelona has a long-standing rivalry with Real Madrid. The matches between the two teams are referred to as El Clásico. According to my trust worthy source, aka Wikipedia, this rivalry dates back to the start of national club competitions in Spain. The clubs were seen as representatives of two rival regions in Spain: Catalonia and Castile. The rivalry reflects what many regard as the political and cultural tensions felt between Catalans and Castilians.

Barcelona is one of the most supported teams in the world, and has the largest fan base among all sports teams on all major social networks.


Barcelona’s players have won a record number of 10 Ballon d’Or awards, and a record of 7 FIFA World Player of the Year awards. In 2010, the club created history when three players, Messi, Iniesta, and Xavi, who came through its youth academy were chosen as the three best players in the world, having bagged the top spots at the FIFA Ballon d’Or, an unprecedented feat for players from the same football school.

Those were the days :’)

This man currently holds the team record for number of total games played, 721. And he also kind of looks like Robert Downey Jr.

FC Barcelona’s all-time highest goalscorer in all competitions, including friendlies, is Lionel Messi with 381 goals.

I couldn’t really figure out what picture/gif to put here… so yeah.

Josep Pep Guardiola holds the record for most trophies won as coach: fourteen titles out of nineteen possible between August 2008 and May 2012.

The club suffered a devastating tragedy when its first-team manager, Tito Vilanova passed away on 25 April 2014 due to parotid gland cancer. He is deeply missed.

The current coach is Luis Enrique. I do not know much about him, except for that he is very sassy.

“Describe my qualities as a coach? Well, I’m handsome, tall, friendly, Austrian…” - Luis Enrique

He seems like a pleasant man.

He also used to play for Barcelona B from 2008 -2011.

OH HOT DAMN

In conclusion, Barca is the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I love it.

(If you have requests/questions about Barca, the players, or the WAGS, please don’t hesitate to ask me at danii-alves.tumblr.com =))

Lionel Messi's Rcords List

Messi World Records

  • Only player to win the Ballon d’Or, FIFA World Player, Pichichi trophy and Golden Boot in the same season: 2009/10
  • Guinness World Records title for the most official goals in a calendar year: 91 goals (2012)
  • Most goals in a calendar year (including club friendlies): 96 goals (2012)
  • Most international goals in a year (club and national team): 25 goals (2012) (shared with Vivian Woodward & Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most goals scored in FIFA Club World Cup: 4 goals (shared with Denilson and Mohamed Aboutrika)
  • Most consecutive league matches scored in: 21 matches (33 goals)
  • First footballer ever to score consecutively against all teams in a professional league

Messi European Records

  • Most European Golden Shoe awards: 3 (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most goals scored in a season (club): 73 goals
  • Most goals scored in a year (club): 79 goals
  • Most European Cup top scorer awards: 4 (shared with Gerd Müller)
  • Most hat-tricks in UEFA Champions League: 4 hat-tricks
  • Highest scorer in a UEFA Champions League game: 5 goals (shared with Luiz Adriano)
  • Only player to score in 22 different cities in the European Cup
  • Only player to finish Champions League top scorer in 4 consecutive seasons (2008/09 - 2011/12)
  • Most goals scored in Champions League history: 75 goals
  • Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI: 7 times (2007-2013) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)

Messi Spanish Records

  • Most away goals scored in La Liga history: 107 goals
  • Most goals scored in La Liga in a season: 50 goals
  • Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: 8 hat-tricks
  • Most goals scored in the Supercopa de España: 10 goals
  • Youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals: 25 years
  • Most consecutive La Liga matches scored in: 21 matches 33 goals
  • Most goals scored in El Clásico matches: 21 goals
  • First footballer to score more than 25 goals in five consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • All time highest goalscorer in La Liga: 256 goals

Messi Barcelona Records

  • All time Barcelona top scorer in all games: 399 goals
  • All time Barcelona top scorer in official competitions: 371 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in La Liga: 253 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in UEFA Champions League: 74 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in European competitions: 75 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in international competitions: 79 goals
  • Most hat-tricks in official competitions for Barcelona: 28 hat-tricks
  • Most hat-tricks in La Liga for Barcelona: 21 hat-tricks
  • Most goals scored in Derbi Barceloní (Catalan derby): 12 goals 

Messi Argentina Records

  • Most goals scored in a year (national team): 12 goals (shared with Gabriel Batistuta)

Overall 34 records!

InCRedible numbers and records

Statistics update, as of 12.09.2015

With his 5 goals + 1 assist vs. Espanyol, Cristiano Ronaldo broke records and improved his alread breathtaking statistics even more:

⚽ RECORD Real Madrid’s top scorer of all time in La Liga
     Cristiano: 230 goals in 203 matches, in only 6 years
     Raúl:        228 goals in 550 matches, in 16 years (1994-2010)

⚽ RECORD 1.13 goals per league game
     Better than Messi and Zarra (0.90) and Hugo Sánchez (0.67)

⚽ RECORD First ever tally of 5 goals + 1 assist

RECORD Most hat-tricks in La Liga history
     Cristiano has now scored 28 hat-tricks in the league,
     leaving behind Messi (24), Di Stefano & Zarra (22)

⚽ Fourth highest La Liga goalscorer of all time
    Surpassing Raúl (228) and Di Stéfano (227)

⚽ Second player in Real Madrid’s history with 5 away-goals in an official game since Gaspar Rubio (1929)

⚽  Third player in La Liga history to score 5 goals in 2 consecutive seasons, Campanal (1940/41 + 1941/42), Zarra (1941/42 + 1942/43), Cristiano Ronaldo (2014/15 + 2015/16)  

“Someone who scores so many goals has a place in the history books.” - Rafa Benitez

“He’s incredible. We all know full well that he’s the best player in the world and we’re delighted to have him on our team.” - Keylor Navas

“Espanyol have a good team but when Cristiano has his day, it’s impossible.” - Pepe

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Happy 113th Real Madrid:

- Santillana, who is Real Madrid’s fourth-highest all-time top goalscorer, retired from football      in 1988 at the age of 36. 
- Santiago Bernabeu was Madrid’s club president for almost 35yrs: 6 European Cups 16 La       Liga 6 Copas del Rey 1 Intercontinental Cup 
- Zidane retired after the 2006 World Cup at the age of 34, having spent the last five seasons   of his career at Real Madrid. 
- Del Bosque spent 30 years in total at Real Madrid (first team and reserve team). He won        nine trophies as a player and seven as a coach.
- Benzema has scored two goals or more on 25 occasions for Real Madrid. 
 - Madrid’s longest-standing player is Iker, who has won 18 trophies for the club. Gento holds     the Real Madrid record with 23 titles. 
- Munoz is the club’s longest-serving coach, totalling 15 years and 604 competitive matches.      He won 14 titles during that span. 
- Between 1961-80, Los Blancos were so dominant in Spain that they won 14 La Liga titles      in 20 seasons. Between 1961-90, Madrid won 19. 
- Real Madrid’s biggest victory in any competition was against Barca as Los Blancos beat      them 11-1 in a Copa del Rey 1942/43. 
- Real’s biggest defeat in La Liga was against Espanyol when they lost 8-1 in 1929-30. 
- Cristiano Ronaldo’s 46 goals in La Liga in 2011-12 is the highest by any Madrid player in        La Liga.
- The exact time was 44:36 when Zidane scored his left-footed volley for Madrid in the 2002       Champions League final. 
- Ferenc Puskas was almost 39 when he played his last season for Real Madrid in the 1965/66 campaign. 
- Despite spending much of his time on the bench, Isco made more appearances (53) than       any other Madrid player in 2013/14. 
- Florentino Perez is 67 years old but turns 68 on March 8, his birthday just two days after       Real Madrid’s anniversary. 
- Mourinho won 128 of his 178 games to record a 71.91% ratio in his three seasons in charge   at Real Madrid.Ancelotti has 77.23% so far. 
- Real Madrid have a slight edge in the Clasico, with 92 wins in official matches to                 Barcelona’s 88 victories. 
- Raul played 741 times for Madrid, but Iker has featured 711 times for Los Blancos and is still    only 33. 
- Madrid have scored 113 goals in all competitions so far this term. Their highest total came in    2013-14, when they netted 160. 
- Figo was the 15th player to switch directly from Barca to Los Blancos. The first was Alfonso    Albeniz.