Ron­aldo Europe’s top scorer

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MADRID — Cris­tiano Ron­aldo ( sur­passed leg­endary English striker Jimmy Greaves on Satur­day to be­come the all-time lead­ing scorer in Europe’s top leagues with 367 goals.

Ron­aldo’s goal against Va­len­cia was his 280th in La Liga, with the Por­tu­gal star also net­ting three times for Sport­ing Lis­bon be­fore scor­ing 84 Premier League goals in six highly suc­cess­ful years at Manch­ester United.

Real’s all-time record goal-scorer is now just four off 400 in all com­pe­ti­tions for the Span­ish gi­ants.

Greaves, 77, scored 366 in 528 ap­pear­ances for Chelsea, AC Mi­lan, Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur and West Ham be­tween 1957 and 1971.

He was part of the Eng­land squad that won the 1966 World Cup, but in­jury cost him his place after the group stage as his re­place­ment Ge­off Hurst went onto score a hat-trick in the fi­nal over West Ger­many.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi also looks set to over­take Greaves shortly as the Ar­gen­tine has net­ted 345 La Liga goals for the Cata­lan gi­ants. – AFP

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