Ronaldo became the only player in history to score in 5 different versions of the World Cup, after his goal against Ghana on Thursday evening.
Ronaldo surpassed the legends of the game, such as the Brazilian Pele and the Argentine Lionel Messi, who scored in only 4 World Cups.
Ronaldo scored in the 2006 World Cup (one goal), the 2010 World Cup (one goal), the 2014 World Cup (one goal), the 2018 World Cup (4 goals), and now a goal in the 2022 World Cup.
Ronaldo exceeded 4 players, who scored in 4 versions of the World Cup only, and they are:
- Brazilian pellet Recorded in 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970.
- German Uve Zeller Recorded in 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970.
- German Miroslav Klose Recorded in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014.
- Argentinian Lionel Messi Recorded in 2006, 2014, 2018 and 2022.