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Ronaldo’s crown will be tough to knock off

Man City goal phenom Erling Haaland is MILES ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo’s club goals tally at 22 – but he’ll have to pick up the pace to beat him by the time he turns 37, writes Joshua Mbu.

Haaland has scored an incredible 155 club goals in his short career, with 20 of those coming in the first few months of the 2022/23 season for Man City.

The 22-year-old has scored 15 Premier League goals in nine games and five in three in the Champions League.

By the time Ronaldo was Haaland’s age, playing for Manchester United in the early 2000s, the Portugal ace only had 82 goals.

That’s 73 strikes short of the Norway superstar.

But Ronaldo would, of course, pick up his goal-scoring in his mid-to-late 20s, impressively hitting 50+ goals in six consecutive seasons between the age of 25 and 30.

Haaland would have to pick up the pace for the next 15 years to match CR7’s incredible feat.

The young striker would have to net 45 goals-a-season at club level to match Ronaldo by the time he turns 37.

At his current rate, he’s expected to hit just north of the 600-goal mark.

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