Time after time, Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to show why he has earned a seat on the table of the greatest players of all time and this he does with his prolificity in front of goals. Just yesterday, the Portugese captain was in scintillating form as he registered three goals to propel his national team to a 5-0 win over Luxembourg in their sixth FIFA World Cup qualifying game.
In bagging a hat-trick, the Manchester United talisman has now taken his overall goalscoring tally to 794 career goals in 1083 appearances and sits comfortably as the all time top scorer. Considering that he is 36 years of age, is it possible that he can find the back of the net 1000 times before he finally hung his football boots?.
However, since the Portugese has 794 strikes already to his name, he needs 206 more to attain such a magnificent feat. But by the time his current contract with Manchester United expires, he would have been 38 years old and depending on how his body feels then, he might decide whether or not to extend his time on the pitch. For a player whose contemporaries are declining, he seems not to have lost his hunger for goals and that’s why the likelihood of him making it to 1000 is very high.
Needful to say that although the Portugese is an incredible finisher, he will need to play for at least three more years scoring a minimum of 70 goals per year in order for him to attain a millennium of goals in his career. But as long as the 36 year old is on the pitch, one cannot rule out the possibility of him accomplishing great things and despite the fact that the time he has left to play is little compared to what he has already played, there’s still a chance he could pull off the incredible.