Monday, January 11, 2021
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo continued his hobby of manipulating historical numbers, and just one of the most important numbers in the world of football, after he was tied with former Czechoslovak legend Joseph Pican, as the player who scored the most official goals.
And Ronaldo contributed to Juventus’ victory over Sassuolo by three goals against a goal yesterday, in the Italian First Division, after scoring the third goal, to raise his goal tally to 15 goals, continuing his top scorer in the Italian competition.
But the most prominent achievement, which Ronaldo shook the world on the same night, was his equal to Pecan’s number, as the player who scored the most official goals with clubs and teams, with 759 goals.
Joseph Pecan was one of the most prominent scorers in the world in the first half of the twentieth century, as he scored 730 goals during his career with clubs, while he scored 29 international goals in the shirts of three teams, as football regulations allowed the representation of more than one team at that time, without strict controls as well. It is the case in modern times.
Pekan was born on September 25, 1913, in Vienna, which was the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time, while he died in the Czech capital Prague in 2001, at the age of 88.
Pecan played for five clubs during his football career, the first of which was Rapid Vienna, Austria, who grew up in his ranks, and also played for Admira Vienna, before completing his football career in the Czech Republic, with shirts from Slavia Prague, Sokol Vitkovsky and Sokol Skoda.
Pecan scored 68 goals with Rapid Vienna in various competitions, while he scored 22 goals in favor of Admira, but his most prominent glow was in the shirt of Slavia Prague, who played for him in two spells, scored 525 goals in the first, and scored 22 goals in the second, which represented his last football station.
During the three seasons that Pekan played for Sokol Vitkovsky, he scored 74 goals, while in a single season he scored 19 goals for Sokol Skoda.
The first national representation in Bikan’s career was in the Austrian national team shirt, between 1933 and 1936, and he scored 14 international goals in that period, before playing for Czechoslovakia between 1938 and 1949, a stage during which he did not appear internationally significantly, due to World War II, and scored 12 goals , Before scoring three goals in a single match for the province of Bohemia and Moravia, which broke away from the Czech Republic after the war.