Cristiano Ronaldo reveals his favourite of 701 goals was for Real Madrid against Juventus. "It's one of the most beautiful overhead kicks ever scored."
The Portuguese striker boasts a great record in three of Europe’s five top leagues and with over 700 goals in all tournaments during an illustrious career, it might be hard to pick the best one.
There are bound to be some screamers among such a tally, but the one Ronaldo himself refers to as his favourite is also very well known to the Bianconeri faithful.
“It’s hard to say. The last is always most important. But if you ask me to choose, I would say the goal I scored against Juventus: the overhead kick,” the 34-year-old said in an exclusive interview with France Football.
“Look at the height I’ve got when I touch the ball. It’s over 2.40m. It’s incredible. For me, it’s one of the most beautiful overhead kicks ever scored and I don’t say that because I was the one who scored it."
Ronaldo agrees that he became obsessed with statistics at a young age and developed an eye for goal through some adjustments to his game.
“Scoring is the most important thing in football, after the victory of your team. They are both linked, though, so I evolved in the way of playing and thinking about football,” the superstar added.
“At 19 or 20 years old, I understood that football was numbers, titles and records. Not just the performance or dribbling. If you want to win something, you have to score.
“At first, I dribbled, I was showing off with my footwork. I realised that it was not enough. That I had to score goals."
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