Ronaldo equals Jimmy Greaves record as all-time top European scorer

Cristiano Ronaldo is on the brink of history after scoring twice on Sunday to tie with Jimmy Greaves as the all-time top scorer in Europe’s five biggest leagues.

His first goal in Sunday’s win against Sevilla, his 400th strike for Real Madrid, tied him with Gerd Muller for second. His second pushed him past the German legend and level with Greaves.

Ronaldo’s next goal will put him at 367, one more than the Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur legend amassed over 14 years playing in England and Italy. Ronaldo scored 84 Premier League goals for Manchester United before signing with Real Madrid and adding 282 league goals and counting to that total.

Lionel Messi lurks behind as the highest-ranked active player behind Ronaldo. The Barcelona goalscorer has found the back of the net 346 times since his 2004 debut. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the next active player on the list, with his 268 goals putting him at 11th. His goals in England, Spain, Italy and France make him the only player in the top 20 to score in three or more leagues.

Ronaldo could find himself alone at the top of the chart as soon as Wednesday when Madrid travel to face Celta Vigo in Liga action.

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