Ronaldo leads Messi, others in list of players who have scored most goals in 21st Century

Ronaldo leads Messi, others in list of players who have scored most goals in 21st Century

  • Cristiano Ronaldo who has continued to defy the odds despite his age of 36 is the player with the most goals in the 21st century
  • The Portuguese legend has scored a staggering 778 goals this century and he is billed to score even more in the coming years
  • Argentine legend and six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi is second on the list having found the back of the net 753 times

Portuguese goal-machine Cristiano Ronaldo is the number one player with the most goals in the 21st century having found the back of the net 778 times.

90min has compiled a list of 5 players with the most goals in the 21st century and it featured a number of great footballers who have made their mark in the game.

Ronaldo found the back of the net with ease following what many describe as hard work and sheer perseverance helping himself in maximising his talent.

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Ronaldo Ahead of Messi, Zlatan in List of 5 Players Who Have Scored Most Goals in 21st Century
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal. Photo: Bernadett Szabo
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Second on the list is Argentine sensation Lionel Messi who remains the only man to have won the coveted Ballon d’Or for a record six times.

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The Barcelona legend who recently moved to French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain has 753 goals to his name in this 21st century, Sport Skeeda reports.

Completing the top three is Bayern Munich’s goal sensation, Robert Lewandowski, who has established himself as one of the most lethal strikers of all time.

Lewandowski has 464 goals to his credit so far this century and it is believed that the 33-year-old Polish will get more goals.

Who are the top 5 players with most goals in 21st century?

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 778 goals

2. Lionel Messi – 753 goals

3. Robert Lewandowski – 464 goals

4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 451 goals

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5. Sergio Aguero - 409 goals

Ronaldo’s future at Juventus remain uncertain

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo's reign at Juventus may come to an end this summer despite having about 10 months left on his current deal with the Italian League giants.

The 36-year-old has been linked with a return to former clubs, Manchester United, and Real Madrid, while Paris Saint Germain showed interest in him signing him this transfer window.

Sources claim Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes offered the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to Manchester City for as low as £25 million.

Messi flaunts scores of swapped shirts

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has posed with quite a number of player shirts, but that of his rival Cristiano Ronaldo was visibly missing.

Messi, alongside his son Thiago, posed with shirts he had swapped with other players during the course of his career with Spanish club Barcelona.

Among the number of shirts flaunted by the Argentine legend include that of his friend Luis Suarez and that of former midfield partner at Barcelona and Ivorian legend Yaya Toure.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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