That is the view of FIFA historian as Cristiano. Ronaldo pursued the Czech striker’s official goal.
No one knows the exact number of goals he scored in Bican’s career from 1931 to 1955, when record keeping was not as effective as in 2022.
But the largest number given to the former Slavia Prague ace was 805 goals – 779 for club and 26 for international level – according to FIFA.
same as Pele The lines are a bit blurry when it comes to formal and informal doors.
The Brazilian legend has changed his Instagram profile to ‘All time top scorer (1,283)’ in an attempt to secure his place at the trophy.
In fact, Pele is officially credited with 757 shots – with his taller overall goal count. This is generally understood to include goals scored in friendly matches and tours.
Ronaldo, 37, returned to Manchester United last summer, scoring 24 goals and becoming the top scorer in international football. which has surpassed Pele, leaving 815 goals
But even if it’s an unofficial door FIFA also awarded Bikan the crown with a staggering 1,468, although Ronaldo now surpasses his official record of 805 goals.
Fifa notes on their website: “Brazilian legend [Pele] was included in his goals in the unofficial game.
“And if we do the same for Bican, his mark will be approximately 1,468 – although these numbers are difficult to confirm in their era.”
Bikan was born on September 25, 1913 in Vienna. and died in Prague on December 12, 2001.
He is believed to have scored an impressive 805 goals in just 530 games, a rate that is likely to see him worth at least £300m in the current market.
Bican played for Austria at the 1934 World Cup in Italy before converting allegiance to his hometown of Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic.
He scored 14 goals in 19 games for the Austrian before replacing – which was still allowed in the 1930s.
After playing for Hertha Vienna like his father Bikan switched to Rapid Vienna in 1931 and began his six-year career.
In 1937 Bican moved to Slavia Prague, where he fell in love with club and country.
Bican played for Slavia for 11 years and later became their manager.
during his time in Prague He successfully applied for Czech citizenship and played for the country 14 times between 1939 and 1949, doing 12 of them.
Bican did not represent his new country at the 1938 World Cup in France due to an administrative error. And the next two tournaments were canceled due to World War II.
Czechoslovakia – along with several other Soviet nations – refused to participate in the 1950 World Cup.
And the absence of the World Cup is why FIFA historian Radovan Jelinek thinks the goalkeeper is so unknown.
He said: “Bican has been unbelievably unlucky in his career. There was no World Cup in 1942 or 1946 because of the war.
“For example, if the 1942 edition had come up, he would certainly have been known more widely. Maybe he’s just as famous. with Pele even
Bican described his goalscoring abilities on Czech television in 1990: “When I talk to young journalists, They always say ‘Mr Bekan, scoring is easier in your day’.
“So I asked them, ‘How did you come, look, is there a chance today’ and they tell me, ‘Of course there are many’.
“And I said, ‘Go ahead, if you don’t have a chance it’s difficult, but if you have the same score as a hundred years ago. A hundred years will be the same.’ Time too. It will always be the same.”
The report states that the Bican was able to run 100 meters in 10.8 seconds, half a second slower than the then world record.
Bican’s father, Frantiesk, fought in the First World War and returned unscathed. But surprisingly, football killed him.
The Hertha player suffered a serious kidney injury during the game and eventually died from the problem.