Ronaldo scored his 760th career goal in the Italian Super Cup finals thus overcoming Bican’s record of 759 goals. Czech FA have now claimed that their record goalscorer scored 821 goals over the course of his career.
The Czechs however are taking issue with claims that one of their own has been usurped. For them, Bican – who shone for Rapid Vienna and Slavia Prague between 1931 and 1955 – remains out on his own.
Czech FA challenges Ronaldo goal tally
The History and Statistics committee of the Czech FA counted all the goals scored by the legendary Josef Bican and we can declare he scored 821 goals in official matches,” read a tweet by the Czech FA.
Goals from matches in the first and second leagues, national cups, the Central European Cup and national selections are included.
On the contrary, friendly matches are not included in the statistics, with the exception of the national team.
“It can be stated with full seriousness that this is a number that corresponds to the current state of the possibility of verifying all data, so it is the most accurate number possible.”
The all-time top goalscorer title is much contested, and soccer’s world governing body FIFA does not keep an official record. It can be noted that Santos also disputed that Pele scored 1091 goals for them after Messi overtook his tally of 643. The truth in these statements are yet to verified as no official tally was kept in the past and no one wants the record to be taken away from them.