Cristiano Ronaldo scored his only ever second hat-trick in his Manchester United career to earn the Reds a 3-2 win over Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, and while his treble took his tally of career goals to 807, his first which came in the 12th minute of the game has now earned him yet another incredible record worthy of a salute.
At age 37, 35 days, Ronaldo scored his first hat-trick for Manchester United for the first time since his first for the club in 2008 against Newcastle United also in the Premier league, and has now become “the second oldest player in Premier League history to net a treble after Teddy Sheringham in August 2003 (37y & 146d)”, according to OptaJoe.
Having scored the first of his treble on the 12th minute of the game against Spurs, Ronaldo has now set a new record for himself, having scored a century or more [100+] in all the six 15 minute segments of games in his professional career.
Ronaldo also holds the record as the first player to score a goal at every minute of the duration of a football match regulation time [1-90 minutes] before the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic repeated the feat. His hat-trick against Spurs becomes his 49th club career hat-trick. He has scored 10 hat-tricks for his national team, Portugal, making a total of 59 career hat-tricks the Real Madrid all time top scorer [450 goals].
But, is it factually correct that Ronaldo’s 807 goals make him the highest goal scorer in football ever? Well, check this at http://www.rsssf.com/players/prolific.html
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