Is Cristiano Ronaldo the greatest goalscorer in football history?

Cristiano Ronaldo calls himself the greatest goalscorer in football history; lie detector test responds 

In a recent lie detector test conducted by Binance, Cristiano Ronaldo was quizzed on whether he's the greatest goalscorer in football history. The Portuguese agreed, and the test responded that he was telling the truth.

Ronaldo, one of the most complete players to grace the sport, is football's all-time top scorer with 850 goals for club and country. The Portugal captain has also netted the most goals in international men's football (123) as well as club football (727).


He has been a force to be reckoned with in front of the goal for every team he has played in. The numbers suggest that Ronaldo is indeed the greatest goalscorer of all time.

Cristiano Ronaldo didn't mince his words when asked about that, and his answer was subsequently claimed to be the truth.

The 38-year-old superstar has been in great goalscoring form for Al-Nassr this season, too. He has scored six goals in the Saudi Pro League in four games. Ronaldo's overall season tally for goals stands at 12 from 10 games across competitions.


Watch Ronaldo's latest lie detector test:


Cristiano Ronaldo has an interesting attitude towards goalscoring, according to Diogo Jota

While Cristiano Ronaldo has always been a lethal goalscorer, like every player he has endured dry spells, too. Some might get anxious when not finding the back of the net regularly. That isn't the case with Ronaldo, though.

His Portugal teammate Diogo Jota went through a rough patch himself for Liverpool during the 2022-23 season. Jota recently recalled how Ronaldo compared goals to ketch-ups.


Ronaldo said that goals are like ketch-ups, and when the first drop comes out, everything becomes easier. Jota said (via GOAL):

“That's one of the sentences Ronaldo said, and it really stuck in my mind all these years. I think football is unpredictable, and these are the things we like in this football game. Things can change very quick.”

Given Ronaldo is the most prolific scorer in football history and has been successful for multiple teams, his words are valuable advice for new players.

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