Last week, Cristiano Ronaldo has reached the mark of 700 official Goals in his career ! Only Josef Bican (805), Romario (772), Pelé (767) and Gerd Muller (735) have realised this exploit before him in officials matches (top division and international).
Ronaldo scored so 450 goals for REAL MADRID CF (2009-2018), 118 goals for FC MANCHESTER UNITED (2003-2009), 32 goals with FC JUVE (2018- ), 5 goals with SPORTING LISBOA (2002-2003) and 95 goals with NATIONAL TEAM PORTUGAL (since 2004). In details, he scored 444 goals with the right foot, 129 with the left, 127 with the head ; there were 113 penalties and 55 free kicks.
There were 311 LA LIGA goals, 84 PREMIER LEAGUE goals, 127 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE goals, 24 SERIE A goals, 39 UEFA European EURO goals, 37 FIFA WORLD CUP competitions goals.
OLYMPIQUE LYON : 100 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GAMES AND MANY RECORDS !
Last week, the Woman Team of Olympique Lyon (France) has won against Fortuna Hjorring (Denmark) and has beaten a new Record, playing 100 matches in the UEFA Women Champions League (78 victories, 15 draws, 7 defeats) ! Since 13 seasons, Lyon played in the Champions League and holds many records : the most titles (6), the most consecutive titles (4), the most finals (8), the most semi-finals (10), the most quarter finals (10), the most games (100), the most wins (77), the most goals scored (375), the most goals in one season (45 in 2013/14), the most goals in a season for a player (15 Ada Hegerberg in 2017/18), the most finals won (6 by Sarah Bouhaddi, Wendie Renard, Emilie Le Sommer), the most finals played (8 by Sarah Bouhaddi and Wendie Renard).
Olympique Lyon, winner of 5 IFFHS Awards as THE WORLD’S BEST WOMAN CLUB since 2012, trusted all Trophies in the last 13 years, 13 France Champion titles, 8 French Cups, 1 FIFA Club World Cup and the 6 UEFA Champions League titles.
One player , captain Wendie Renard (picture), is the only Player who was in the team since the beginning in 2006 at 18. She has won all the titles with Lyon , has played 350 games (108 goals) as Central Defender and holds also the Record of the Games in the UEFA Champions League (84) and goals for defender (24).
Ada Hegerberg is the Norwegian Goal Scorer of Lyon. She has scored last week the goals 50 and 51 in the UEFA Champions League and has equalled Anja Mittag (Germany), who holded the Record since some years. Ada, 24 years old, has scored her 51 goals in 49 matches and is certainly the future Holder of the Top Goal Scorer Record in the UEFA Champions League. The 30 October, Lyon will play the second round against Hjorring, maybe a new Record for Ada !
44 TEAMS SET TO EMBARK ON LONG JOURNEY TO CAMEROON 2021 .
Chad, Gambia, Sao Tomé and Principe, and South Sudan have qualified from the preliminary round of lowest-ranked teams to join forty other countries ready to kickoff the group qualifications for the 2021 Total Africa Cup of nations to be hosted by 5-time winners of the 62-year-old tournament, Cameroon. The quartet qualified after second leg matches yesterday at the end of which their casualties were, respectively, Liberia, Djibouti, Mauritius, and Seychelles.
Before those preliminary qualifiers, this is how the teams were drawn ahead of the final journey to the Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021:
Group A – Mali, Guinea, Namibia, Qualifier 1( Chad)
Group B – Burkina Faso, Uganda, Malawi, Qualifier 2 (South Sudan)
Group C – Ghana, South Africa, Sudan, Qualifier 3( Sao Tomé & Principe)
Group D – DR Congo, Gabon, Angola, Qualifier 4(Gambia )
Group E – Morocco, Mauritania, Central Africa Republic, Burundi.
Group F – Cameroon, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Rwanda.
Group G – Egypt, Kenya, Togo, Comoros Islands.
Group H – Algeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana.
Group I – Senegal, Congo, Guinea Bissau, Eswatini(formerly, Swaziland).
Group J – Tunisia, Libya, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea.
Group K – Ivory Coast, Niger, Madagascar, Ethiopia.
Group L – Nigeria, Benin, Sierra Leone, Lesotho.
At the end of the group qualifiers, the best two teams will be eligible to participate in the finals scheduled for Cameroon in 2021 when the Confederation for African Football, CAF, will organize the second edition of the competition to feature 24 teams after Egypt 2019 won by Algeria.
Lionel Messi has received his historic sixth Golden Shoe Award, his third successive win of the accolade, in a ceremony at the Antigua Fabrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona, Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The Barcelona player whose full names are Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccitini (fondly called Leo Messi) won the award way back in May when he emerged highest scorer in Europe’s top divisions during the 2018/2019 season with 36 goals. He outscored Cameroonian-born French national of Paris St. Germain, Kylian Mbappe by 3 goals.
During yesterday’s ceremony, Leo Messi, multiple IFFHS Award winner (9 Trophies), was joined on stage by his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo and sons, Thiago and Mateo, who were clearly under a bright spotlight as the family head received as well the award for the 2017/2018 award for scoring 34 goals then.
Lionel Messi, who, during the ceremony congratulated his teammates, family and fans on what he described as collective effort to achieve gold, is emphatically shooting for beyond the galaxies as his latest achievement has come to put more tensile stress on a collapsing shelf of European Golden Shoe Awards which include previously, 2009/10 – 34 goals, 2011/12 – 50 goals, 2012/13 – 46 goals, 2016/17 – 37 goals, and 2017/2018 – 34 goals. All six accolades were on display during yesterday’s event.
Sudan lost from Tanzania (1-2) on Friday, at the Elmerrikh Stadium in Omdorman city , in the second leg of the final stage of the region of CECAFA, qualifying for the finals of the African Nations Championship “CHAN”. Sudan advanced first in the 30th minute, through Amir Kamal, before Tanzania equalized in the 49th minute through Erasto Edward, then Detram Adrian scored the second goal in the 78th minute. Sudan won the first match (1-0), to draw the two teams (2-2) in the total of the two meetings, but Tanzania benefit from scoring two goals away from home and qualify for the finals scheduled in Cameroon, next year 2020.