Ronaldo scores his 500th professional club goal

The Real Madrid scored a goal against Club America to make it 500 for his career including over 100 for Manchester United and five for Sporting Club de Portugal
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Ronaldo after scoring his 500th goal

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Cristiano Ronaldo's place amongst the pantheon of great footballers is not in doubt. He picked up his fourth Ballon d'Or on Monday night and scored his 500th professional goal against Club America on Thursday morning in the Club World Cup semi-final.

Ronaldo stands over a free kick

Ronaldo stands over a free kick

Ronaldo struck in the 90th minute to give Real Madrid a 2-0 against the Mexican side after Karim Benzema to give the Spanish side the lead. There was a question of offside, and the referee initially called for video assistance, but the replay showed he was being kept onside.

Ronaldo's goal breakdown

Ronaldo, who made a name for himself at Manchester United before truly catapulting himself into the realm of immortals, scored 118 for the Premier League side and five for Sporting Club de Portugal. He has now netted 377 goals for Real Madrid too, which is enough to see him lead the all time goalscorers at the club.

He sits head of Raul Gonzalez, who has 323 goals, on that list. Ronaldo has also scored the most goals in a single season for Real Madrid when he netted 61 in 2014-15.

Another Ronaldo milestone

Last September, Ronaldo scored his 500th professional goal including those he scored on international duty, which is up to 66 now with Portugal, but he has outdone himself again with his latest feat.

Next stop.. 600!