Cristiano Ronaldo is a phenomenon. Rarely injured, rarely inconsistent and a rarity if he goes extended games without a goal. At 34 years of age it could be argued that his best days are behind him. But according to Ronaldo‘s agent, Jorge Mendes, who has said the Juventus superstar’s “best is yet to come” after he scored his 700th career goal in Portugal’s 2-1 loss to Ukraine on Monday.
The Bianconeri star converted from the penalty spot in Kiev to become just the sixth man to reach the mark in football history:
For Mendes, Ronaldo’s sheer goalscoring numbers are proof that he is the greatest player in history, and he is convinced the 34-year-old can kick on from 700 goals to
Pele’s goal eclipse Pele’s goal scoring record, per Tuttosport (h/t Football Italia):
“His numbers don’t lie and light up the overwhelming way Cristiano Ronaldo shatters records, which elevate him to the category of best player in the history of football, with a big difference compared to the second [best] for all he achieved with the different clubs he represented, whether in England, Spain or now in Italy and also with the Portuguese national team. The fact is that with Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal have already played in three Finals, winning two of them.
“Cristiano has reached the remarkable milestone of 700 goals, but I have no doubt that he’ll surpass Pele as the best scorer in football history, and he’ll do it with Juventus. After all, 68 goals aren’t a lot for this extraordinary Cristiano Ronaldo, are they? It’s also because I’m convinced that his best is yet to come.”