Czech Federation Refutes Cristiano Ronaldo’s Goalscoring Record
The Czech Federation has released a claim where they stated that Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t broken Josef Bican’s record. On Wednesday, Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus fans celebrated the Portuguese forward as he became the leading goalscorer in football history with 760 official goals. But the announcement wasn’t pleasing for everyone.
Now according to Jaroslav Kolar, the Portuguese captain is still way behind Josef Bican in the scoring charts. The Czech Federation released a video where the Head of the History and Statistics Committee claims that Bican actually scored 821 goals on all official matches.
Their claims are the goals that the Czechoslovak legend scored for a second division team. The Czech Federation claims that Bican achieved 53 goals in 26 matches for the club.
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“The FACR Commission on History and Statistics has decided to shed a brighter light on this case. Websites of renowned statisticians, RSSSF and IFFHS, state that Josef Bican has 805 goals in official matches. However, they note that in 1952, when Bican played the second highest competition for Skoda Hradec Kralove, are not included.”
On the other hand, FIFA believes that the striker, who was prevented from playing for a few years due to the Second World War, actually has 805 official goals. Thus, Cristiano Ronaldo would still be several goals away from officially beating this record of Josef Bican.
But despite that, Ronaldo at least still has a few good footballing years ahead of him. Hence, there is no doubt that his competitive side will more than welcome the new challenge!
Congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo for reaching 760 career goals anyway!