Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest goal scorer of all-time.
The Portuguese legend holds the records for most goals ever scored in professional football with 818.
Ronaldo is now 37 and coming to the end of his career but he will no doubt add to that tally before he hangs up his boots.
Ronaldo has scored some screamers in his career, including a 40-yard free-kick for Manchester United vs Arsenal and his incredible bicycle kick for Real Madrid vs Juventus.
But he’s also scored some strange goals.
And arguably the most bizarre goal he has ever scored came for Portugal against North Korea at the 2010 World Cup.
Portugal destroyed their opponents 7-0 in their Group G clash in South Africa.
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 21: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal controls the ball as he scores his team’s sixth goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group G match between Portugal and North Korea at the Green Point Stadium on June 21, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Perhaps surprisingly, Ronaldo only scored once – coming in the 87th minute.
And it came in extremely fortuitous fashion.
Ronaldo was sent clear on goal and tried to tap the ball around the onrushing Ri Myong-guk.
North Korea’s goalkeeper managed to get a touch to the ball and it rebounded into the air.
Ronaldo lost his balance but, In a massive slice of luck for the Portuguese superstar, the ball landed on his neck and bobbled on his head before dropping invitingly for him to convert into an empty net. Watch the goal below…
VIDEO: Cristiano Ronaldo’s strange goal for Portugal vs North Korea at 2010 World Cup
Ronaldo’s face said it all. He couldn’t believe his luck.
That was the second of the seven goals Ronaldo has scored at the World Cup.
He will looking that tally and fire Portugal to World Cup glory in Qatar.
Fernando Santos has his say on Ronaldo’s interview
Ronaldo has hit the headlines over the past week after giving an explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
But Portugal’s boss, Santos, does not think it was negatively affect Portugal’s World Cup campaign.
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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 21: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal smiles after he scores his team’s sixth goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group G match between Portugal and North Korea at the Green Point Stadium on June 21, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
“The player decided to give an interview as many others have. It’s a personal interview, very personal actually, and we have to respect that,” he said, per Manchester Evening News.
“Isn’t Cristiano Ronaldo a free man? It was his decision and we have to understand and respect it. The only thing we talk about is the preparation for Qatar.
“It does not affect us at all. He is in his room resting and recovering. He won’t practice and won’t be ready for tomorrow’s game either.”
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