Cristiano overtakes Jimmy Greaves' 46-year-old record

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Cristiano overtakes Jimmy Greaves' 46-year-old record

Cristiano overtakes Jimmy Greaves' 46-year-old record

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With his opener against Valencia, the Real Madrid forward becomes the maximum goal scorer across all of Europe's major leagues with 367 goals.
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Cristiano Ronaldo's opening goal against Valencia on Saturday afternoon makes him the top scoring player in history across all of Europe's five major leagues, according to UEFA's coefficient ranking. The Real Madrid No.7 takes his overall league tally to an astonishing 367 goals, to beat the previous record holder, the great Jimmy Greaves, whose record has stood for 46 years.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 367th top flight league goal, against Valencia at the Bernabéu.

Cristiano edges past Spurs legend Jimmy Greaves

Cristiano has now scored 367 goals for three different clubs and in three different leagues - three goals for Sporting Clube de Portugal in the Primeira Liga, 84 goals for Manchester United in the Premier League and 280 league goals for Real Madrid in LaLiga. Greaves found the net 366 times for four different clubs in two leagues - 124 goals for Chelsea in the old English First Division, nine for AC Milan in Serie A, 220 for Tottenham Hotspur and 13 for West Ham.

Tottenham and England legend, Jimmy Greaves.

Tottenham and England legend, Jimmy Greaves.

Cristiano's main rival in the modern game is Barcelona's Leo Messi, who holds the Spanish league record of 345 league goals - all scored for the Blaugranas in LaLiga. Greaves still holds the English top flight league record with 357 goals.

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