CRISTIANO RONALDO has been told he did NOT become the most prolific player in history last night… by the Czech FA.
Legendary forward Ronaldo, 35, struck his 760th career goal in Juventus’ 2-0 Supercoppa Italiana win against Napoli on Wednesday.
It was claimed Ronnie therefore became the game’s all-time goalscoring great ahead of Czech icon Josef Bican, who was apparently on 759.
However, official Fifa figures reveal Bican instead scored 805 goals throughout his prolific career during the 1940s and 50s.
That puts him 45 ahead of Ronaldo, and Fifa are also supported by the Czech FA.
However, they say Bican actually scored 821 official goals – leaving Ronaldo trailing by a mammoth 61 strikes.
The Czech FA claim Fifa have not included goals from Bican’s time in the country’s second division, where he netted 53 times in 26 outings.
And they add that their own number of 821 goals also comes AFTER they deemed even more strikes from Bican unofficial.
Regardless of whether the Czech FA’s claims stand, Ronaldo is still some way off Bican’s tally by Fifa’s reckoning.
However, he still has 18 months to run on his Juventus contract.
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And after scoring 20 goals in 20 games this season already, not many would bet against Ronaldo eventually going on to become Fifa’s No1 poacher.
But confusion over the record is nothing new, with Lionel Messi’s single club goal record also denied by other parties.
Messi moved to 644 goals after scoring against Real Valladolid last month, taking him past Pele’s 643 tally for Santos.
However, the Brazilian outfit are adamant Pele actually scored 1,091 times, with the extra 448 goals coming against top teams including Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid in ‘official Fifa games’.
Messi has since moved to 648 Barcelona goals, but will need to keep playing for quite some time if Santos’ claim about Pele is validated.
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