After netting in Sunday’s 2-1 Premier League victory over Everton for Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo created history and became the first-ever player to score 700 goals in his club career.

Ronaldo scored 700 goals in 944 appearances for Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.

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The Portuguese player, who replaced Anthony Martial in the first half with the score locked at 1-1, gave United the lead they would not lose by latching onto a Casemiro through pass and superbly past Jordan Pickford at his near post.

After the game, United mate Bruno Fernandes commented, “It is tough still counting goals for Ronaldo because every week seems like a new record. I am really happy because he has been working hard to get this goal. Today he got the goal and the win and that is the most important for him, that the team won.”

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The achievement comes at a challenging moment for Ronaldo, though, following a protracted summer saga that ended with the 37-year-old staying at United despite briefly considering leaving.

He intended to leave United to continue competing in the Champions League, but teams like Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich all rejected the opportunity to sign him, ESPN reported, citing sources.

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Under the new manager Erik ten Hag, Ronaldo is only allowed to play as a substitute, and his first goal of the year came on a penalty kick against Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League.

The majority of the goals scored by the Portugal international have come for Real Madrid, where, after first departing from Old Trafford in 2009, he tallied 450 goals to become the club’s all-time leading scorer.

In his two stints at United, he scored 144 goals. He also scored 101 goals for Juventus and five goals for Sporting. He also has 50 hat tricks to his credit.

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Meanwhile, Ronaldo has scored 129 of his club goals from the penalty spot, which is outstanding.

His most productive years were spent in LaLiga, where he scored an astounding 311 goals in 292 games.

With 140 goals in 183 games, he also holds the record for most goals scored in the Champions League, 13 more than Lionel Messi.

Additionally, Ronaldo has only been unable to score in one club competition, the Community Shield.

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It’s improbable that he will have another season as productive as his 2014–15 season with Real Madrid, when he scored 61 goals in 54 games, or more than 1.12 goals per game.

On a personal level, though, 2013 was his most fruitful year, as he scored 59 goals in 50 games.

With 117 goals in 189 appearances for Portugal, he has the most goals in men’s international competitions. He has declared that he hopes to play in the 2024 European Championship.