Cristiano Ronaldo has not broken Josef Bican’s all-time goalscoring record and will have to score 62 more goals to do so, claims the Czech football federation.
On Wednesday, Ronaldo scored his 760th official goal for club and country in Juventus’ 2-0 win over Napoli in the Italian Super Cup, seemingly surpassing the Czech great’s record tally of 759.
However, Czech football’s governing body published a statement claiming Bican’s tally actually stands at 821, meaning Ronaldo would have to score 62 more goals to become the top goalscorer in football history.
“The History and Statistics committee of the Czech FA counted all the goals scored by the legendary Josef Bican and we can declare he scored 821 goals in official matches,” a tweet by the Czech football federation’s said.
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In a lengthy statement posted on the Czech football federation’s website, it is claimed 821 is the “most accurate number possible” when it comes to counting how many goals Bican scored throughout his career.
“The answer is – Josef Bican scored 821 goals in official matches,” the statement read.
Josef Bican, former Czechoslovak and Slavia Prague player, is claimed to have scored 821 official goals