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Ronaldo Breaks Messi Record & Equals Pele Milestone

Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Lionel Messi & Equals Pele Milestone

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By David Kappel - Dec 18, 2017 07:30 AM @kappilinho

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has broken a Club World Cup record jointly held by Lionel Messi and five others, while also equaling a milestone set by legendary Brazilian Pele.

Click through the gallery to see the top goalscorers in Club World Cup/Intercontinental Cup history.

The Portuguese scored his side’s only goal in the 1-0 final win over Copa Libertadores champions Gremio.

In so doing he became the first player to score in consecutive Club World Cup finals, while Real became the first side to defend their Club World Cup title.

Overall, it was already Ronaldo’s fourth triumph at the competition – a new record, which he shares with his teammate Toni Kroos.

Both have won the three Club World Cups with Los Blancos in 2014, 2016 and 2017, while Ronaldo added another with Manchester United in 2008. Kroos, meanwhile, lifted his first in 2013 with Bayern Munich.

The Real duo have now won the most Club World Cup trophies in history and one more than a five-man group including Messi, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta.

With his goal in the semi-final against Al Jazira Ronaldo had already become the record scorer in Club World Cup history, but he now also equaled Pele’s record of seven strikes in the predecessor of the tournament.

The legendary Brazilian scored seven times at the Intercontinental Cups for Santos in 1962 and 1963.

Read: Official: Club World Cup Player Of The Tournament Revealed

The Club World Cup title was Real’s fifth trophy this year, meaning 2017 has been the most successful year in the club’s history.

Do you think Ronaldo and Real will keep on winning trophies this season? Have your say in the comments section below.


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THE NK Joined: 28 Dec 2016
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THE NK Dec 31, 2017 12:01 PM
Nice and this boy is good
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Babewami Dec 21, 2017 06:02 PM
This guy CR17 is a team player he doesnt care about goals anymore, give him trophies.
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Mfanakamdala Dec 20, 2017 02:22 PM
@Ezequienho Kikkkkkk i remember very well.
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Ezequienho Dec 20, 2017 08:14 AM
I remember two years ago there was an article here by David Kappel which read 'Madrid celebrates 10 goals, Barca celebrates 5 trophies '. Why isn't there a same article like that one? Or is it because Madrid is currently the best team in the world and Soccer Laduma doesn't like it?
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Mor93 Dec 19, 2017 04:18 PM
Who cares
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Flipping lyf Dec 18, 2017 02:57 PM
@Schweinstriker_31 read befor u comment cos cr7,messi and other five player's their were all in five goals so king do it in style by equaling the legend pele
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Schweinstriker_31 Dec 18, 2017 02:24 PM
Busy breaking records of someone younger than him. Where was he sleeping all along
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lulikho Dec 18, 2017 12:39 PM
Cowditor...why must we always sign in man? Yerr yabhora yazi
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lulikho Dec 18, 2017 12:38 PM
@Boutrous gally lol my cow...U sound too hurt.
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dellah Dec 18, 2017 12:05 PM
@boutrous gally take it easy, ur Messi missed a penalty last nyt while thinking of CR7 nd he lost focus
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alizebucs1986 Dec 18, 2017 10:54 AM
@Boutrous gally CR7 has every right to Celebrate because at least he knows now that he is currently competing with Cows kikikiki
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Boutrous gally Dec 18, 2017 10:45 AM
HOW LONG DID PELE RETAIRE BUT THIS PENALDO CELEBRATE IF HE IS STILL COMPETING WITH GREAT PELE SHAIM
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alizebucs1986 Dec 18, 2017 10:44 AM
Cowditor how many Records did King CR7 Break this year alone?
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Sbahle07 Dec 18, 2017 10:42 AM
Intwentle Iyanconywa#You_Go_Boy
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Seida101 Dec 18, 2017 10:26 AM
King CR7!!!
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Lekasi_pOi Dec 18, 2017 10:13 AM
Record after Records.... I Like, Hala Madrid Hala.
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Michaeltshigama Dec 18, 2017 09:16 AM
Record breaking fella
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Michaeltshigama Dec 18, 2017 09:16 AM
A week can't pass without CR7 breaking some records n some r hurting
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NtsetG Dec 18, 2017 08:52 AM
wow,,
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Dec 18, 2017 08:09 AM
Relax editor we all know you are a Barca fan & it hurts you to see King CR7 & Madrid winning & breaking records.

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