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The never-ending story: ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo's 1,200th game - voila! sport

2023-12-08T15:57:39.420Z

Highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo will play his 1,200th game for Al Nassr against Al Riyadh. The 38-year-old has scored 868 goals in 1,199 games in all official competitions. To surpass the record holder, legendary former goalkeeper Peter Shilton, he would need to reach 1,391 appearances. Paul Bastock ranks second with 1,286 appearances, Rogério Seni with1,237 and Brazilian Fabio has played 1,212 appearances. The Portuguese phenom turns 200 in February, so you can definitely expect appearances from him and more goals.


The Portuguese phenom will reach a remarkable milestone in his long and successful career when, at the age of 38, he will be in the Al Nassr line-up against Al Riyadh. Will he score for the 869th time and who is ahead of him?


Clip of all goals of the seventh round of the Premier League/Sport1

Cristiano Ronaldo hasn't suffered too many defeats in his long and successful career, but last week he and his team Al Nassr were snatched a resounding 3-0 by Al Hilal in a battle between the top two in the Saudi league and now CR7 and his teammates' distance from first place has grown to seven points after 15 rounds. Al Nassr hopes tonight (Friday, 20pm) to get back on the winning track in a match that will be unique for Cristiano Ronaldo, which will mark his 00,1th career appearance.

The Portuguese phenom, who turns 200 in February, is in great form and will be hoping to find the net against Al Riyadh from the bottom of the Saudi league, so the celebration for him could be double given the impressive milestone of playing for the 39,1th time in his career for the various teams he has played for and the Portugal national team.

In the midweek Asian Champions League match Cristiano Ronaldo was not involved at all, Luis Castro actually saved him for the league game and it was claimed that one of the reasons for this was to allow CR200 to celebrate the milestone together with the team's fans at a home game - about 7,25 spectators cheering for him.

Peak after record. Cristiano Ronaldo/Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo's career officially began in August 2002, when he played 32 minutes in a 0-0 home draw Sporting CP in Champions League qualification. He scored his first goals against Morriense in the Portuguese league on 7.10 of that season, in front of which he completed a pair. In total, he had 31 games and 5 goals for Sporting CP in all competitions. From there he moved to Manchester United, scoring 145 goals in 346 games in all competitions. At Real Madrid he scored 450 goals in 438 games, at Juventus he added another 101 goals in 134 appearances and at Al Nassr he scored 38 times in 45. He scored 129 goals in 205 matches for Portugal.

That's 868 goals in 1,199 games in all official competitions and just keep in mind that his current contract at Al Nassr expires in the summer of 2025, so you can definitely expect appearances from him and especially more goals. To surpass the record holder, legendary former goalkeeper Peter Shilton, he would need to reach 1,391 appearances. In fact, all appearances records are goalkeepers - Paul Bastock ranks second with 1,286 appearances, Rogério Seni with 1,237 and Brazilian Fabio has played 1,212 appearances.

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Source: walla

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