Ronaldo now highest goal scorer in football history

Cristiano Ronaldo hit the 760th goal of his career as Juventus beat Napoli to win the Italian Super Cup and give Andrea Pirlo his first trophy as manager.

The Portugal forward volleyed a close-range opener, and substitute Alvaro Morata sealed victory in injury time seconds after a brilliant save from Juve goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne missed a penalty with 10 minutes left, before Italian champions Juve – who are fifth in Serie A after Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Inter Milan – confirmed their ninth Super Cup win.

Ronaldo’s goal may have seen him overtake a disputed total from Josef Bican to become the highest scorer of all time.

Here is the current official goal count:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 760
  2. Josef Bican – 759
  3. Pele – 757
  4. Lionel Messi – 742
  5. Romario – 734
  6. Gerd Muller – 720
  7. Ferenc Puskas – 706
  8. Eusebio – 615
  9. Ferenc Deak – 558
  10. Arthur Friedenreich – 554

These are official goals only.

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