Goalscoring: Accolades for Ronaldo as he reaches 700 club mark

Soccer Football - Premier League - Everton v Manchester United - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - October 9, 2022 Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo scores their second goal Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

Cristiano Ronaldo reached another landmark in his remarkable career when he scored his 700th club goal to put Manchester United in front against Everton in the Premier League on Sunday, October 9, 2022.

The veteran forward, who has found minutes hard to come by under new United coach Erik ten Hag, was summoned off the bench in the first half at Goodison Park for the injured Anthony Martial, putting his team 2-1 in front 14 minutes after coming on.

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It took him to the landmark of 700 strikes, 20 years and two days after his first goal for Sporting Lisbon as a scrawny teenager. He is now 10 club goals ahead of his once-great rival Lionel Messi.

It was Ronaldo’s 144th goal for United across two spells at the club, added to five for Sporting, 450 for Real Madrid and 101 for Juventus.