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Cristiano Ronaldo Elevates GOAT Status With 700th Club Goal

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By Afouda Bamidele on October 10, 2022 at 9:15 AM EDT
Updated on October 10, 2022 at 12:22 PM EDT

Cristiano Ronaldo is celebrating a new career milestone!

Since he began playing soccer at 16, the 37-year-old has worked with many teams and earned several accolades, including five Ballon d'Or awards and four European Golden Shoes — the most by any European player.

The Manchester United star has an endless list of sports accolades with 32 career trophies, including five UEFA Champions Leagues, seven league titles, one club world cup, and the UEFA European Championship, to mention a few. Now, after the Premier League clash against Everton on Sunday evening, Ronaldo has achieved yet another milestone.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Takes GOAT Status To The 700th Level

Cristiano Ronaldo's post on his Instagram story
Instagram | Cristiano Ronaldo

Although Ronaldo might not be having the season he predicted, that has not stopped him from making history. In fact, the well-decorated player earned another achievement badge after he scored the 700th club goal of his envious career during the Everton face-off.

In other words, the Manchester United number 7 player found the net with his 7th touch of the ball during his club’s 2-1 Premier League win, making him the first player in the world to score 700 goals during club games. 

The legend’s 700 goals resulted from the 944 games he has played for Sporting Lisbon, Real Madrid, Juventus, and United. The Portugal international appeared as a first-half substitute for Anthony Martial, with the game tied at 1-1.

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Ronaldo eventually put United ahead at the break after lashing onto a Casemiro through ball, beating Everton’s Jordan Pickford at his near post. During a post-match interview, his United teammate Bruno Fernandes said:

"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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Cristiano Ronaldo during Everton v Manchester United, FA Premier League
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Ronaldo celebrated his feat with an Instagram Story of himself on a field, raising one hand in the air. He acknowledged his supporters’ role in his win, writing, "This is for you #unitedfans."

Another time the 2016 world's highest-paid athlete paid homage to fans was in April when Liverpool and United called for a ceasefire in the seventh minute of their anticipated match. The pause was used to show solidarity with the number 7 player following the death of his newborn son.

The Blast noted that the unexpected moment touched Ronaldo, prompting him to upload an Instagram reel of soccer lovers from both teams uniting in sympathy for his family. To fully express his feelings, the star wrote:

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"One world... One sport... One global family...Thanks, Anfield. Me and my family will never forget this moment of respect and compassion."

Ronaldo and his longtime girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez welcomed twins — a boy and a girl — earlier this year, with the soccer player announcing the loss of the boy shortly after. 

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez at MTV EMA's in Sevilla

Earlier this month, The Blast reported that Rodriguez was smashing her goals and childhood dreams. Aside from having a successful modeling career, the 28-year-old has always dreamed of being a ballerina.

A feat that she recently achieved if her October 2 social media post is anything to go by. In a photo dump uploaded to Instagram, the model shows off what she is made of as a dancer.

While the first slide showed the mother-of-two stretching in a ballet pose inside the Royal Opera House, London, the next is a short clip featuring a ballet dancer swaying to the beat playing in the background.

The dancer's effortless moves take her in the direction of the class instructor before she moves away. Rodriguez’s next image is a close-up look at a wide array of ballet flats arranged meticulously.

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Other slides featured the Argentine-native posing outside the Royal Opera House, a snap of the front entrance of the revered Royal Ballet School, a London-sky shot, an image of her in a red telephone booth, and another of her on a train. Ronaldo’s longtime partner captioned the post, “A dream come true [ballet shoes and a pink heart emoji].” 

A quick reaction from fans and loved ones showed them gushing over Rodriguez’s many talents, with personal trainer and entrepreneur Anna Lewandowska exclaiming, “omg!!!!!! Amazing [multiple fire emojis].” Other comments included fire, heart, lovestruck, and clapping emojis.

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