CR7 equals Puskas, targets Pele

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Cristiano Ronaldo has climbed to fourth in the world's all-time top goalscorers charts, and is now closing in on Brazil legend Pele's record for club and country.

Following his goal during Portugal's 7-0 friendly win over Andorra on Wednesday, Ronaldo has reportedly equalled Puskas' career tally of 746 goals, making him the world's joint-fourth-highest goalscorer of all time.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the leading goalscorers of all time, according to AS.

The 35-year-old's tally is spread across his respective returns for club and country, and sees him climb the all-time table to join Puskas, with only Pele, Romario and Josef Bican now ahead of him on the all-time chart.

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Ronaldo will have a chance to close down Pele's tally of 767 goals this month when Portugal play Croatia and France in the UEFA Nations League, while he will undoubtedly be casting an eye on Romario's 772 goals and Bican's record of 805 strikes. 

The achievement is the latest notch in the Juventus star's belt after he recently became only the second-ever male footballer to score 100 or more international goals, and he is now just eight strikes away from overtaking Iran's Ali Daei's all-time record of 109.

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