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Cristiano Ronaldo Is Not Top Goal Scorer In Football History

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Cristiano Ronaldo will have to score 62 more goals to broke Josef Bican’s all-time goalscoring record, claims the Czech football federation.

On Wednesday, Ronaldo seemingly surpassing the Czech great’s record tally of 759 (as recorded by Opta) when he scored his 760th official goal for club and country in Juventus’ 2-0 win over Napoli in the Italian Super Cup.

“The History and Statistics committee of the Czech FA counted all the goals scored by the legendary Josef Bican and we can declare he scored 821 goals in official matches,” a tweet by the Czech football federation’s said.

In a lengthy statement posted on the Czech football federation’s website, it is claimed 821 is the “most accurate number possible” when it comes to counting how many goals Bican scored throughout his career.

“The answer is – Josef Bican scored 821 goals in official matches,” the statement read.

“Goals from matches in the first and second leagues, national cups, the Central European Cup and national team selections are included. On the contrary, friendly matches are not included in the statistics, with the exception of the national team.

“It can be stated with full seriousness that this is a number that corresponds to the current state of the possibility of verifying all data, so it is the most accurate number possible.”

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A similar thing happened in December last year where Santos disputed claim of Lionel Messi breaking Pele’s long-standing goal record.

This post was first published on GoalBall.

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