100 Goals: The Quickest Ever

To accomplish his 100th career goal, Portugal national Cristiano Ronaldo took 301 games

Football is a sport where records are made and shattered every day. Recently, a new record was established by the 20-year-old Norwegian player Erling Haaland who plays as a striker for the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in Germany. The tall striker with blonde hair reached his 100th career goal in his 146th professional game against Bayern Munich in the Der Klassiker. At the Allianz Arena against Munich, the striker scored his first goal within two minutes when a 20-yard strike from his left foot resulted in the bottom edge of Munich’s net. Seven minutes later, Haaland scored another goal to reach his 100th career goal.

However, Bayern Munich levelled the scoreline at half time; courtesy of their Polish striker Robert Lewandowski. In the later half, Bayern scored another two goals to secure the match by a scoreline of 4-2. The final score was a let-down for Erling Haaland, but on the individual front and for the football world, it was a memorable day as the inexperienced lad created a new record. By setting the record, Haaland broke the record of another junior player who is currently making a lot of noise in the city of Paris. In this feature, let’s have a look at the other four players who reached their 100th career goal in the least number of matches.

Kylian Mbappe- The young French forward is making a lot of noise in the city of Paris for the Paris Saint-Germain club and has proved himself in the coveted Champions League tournament. Before Haaland, Mbappe held the record of reaching the 100th career goal in the least number of matches. He achieved the feat in 180 games.

Lionel Messi- Nobody expected Lionel Messi to be in third place, but the greatest of all time set the record years ago when he reached his 100th goal in 210 matches. Presently, the legend from Argentina has over 700 career goals and 300 assists.

Zlatan Ibrahimović- The Swedish striker loves to identify himself as God and he probably is because, at 39, he is still running strong. To score 100 goals, Zlatan needed 245 games.

Cristiano Ronaldo- Down the pecking order is Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, who scored his 100th goal in his 301st professional game. At present, Ronaldo is leading the top scorer’s table in Serie A for the Turin-based club.

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