Cristiano Ronaldo broke three records with a hat-trick scored in Manchester United’s 3-2 win against Tottenham on Saturday.
Ronaldo had scored just once in his previous 10 games, but the three fantastic finishes took him clear as the highest scorer in professional men’s football history, according to FIFA’s records with 807 goals for club and country.
The hat-trick also made him the player with most game winning goals -257.
With the three goals scored on Saturday, Ronaldo also emerged as the player with the most career hat-tricks -59.
Victory lifts United back into fourth, although they are just two points ahead of Arsenal who have four games in hand.
A fifth defeat in eight league games is another blow to Tottenham’s hopes of a top-four finish as they remain seventh, now five points behind United.
Ronaldo’s second spell at Old Trafford has so far proven to be an anti-climax with his poor form sparking debate over whether the 37-year-old’s powers are waning.