Edinson Cavani is Europe's top 5 leagues 3rd highest goals scorer after Ronaldo and Messi

Edinson Cavani is Europe's top 5 leagues 3rd highest goals scorer after Ronaldo and Messi

- Edinson Cavani is the third-highest goals scorer in top five European leagues

- The 33-year-old has scored a staggering 250 goals in 413 appearances since 2007

- Cavani sealed a one year move to Manchester United on a free transfer this window

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Manchester United new signing Edinson Cavani is the third most lethal striker in Europe's top five leagues since he made his debut with Palermo in 2007.

The 33-year-old Uruguay forward has scored a staggering 250 goals in 413 appearances across competitions and clubs over the years.

He is only behind the duo of Lionel Messi with 432 goals in 450 appearances and Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 416 goals in 433 games.

Cavani scored most of his goals for Paris Saint Germain where he spent seven good seasons - winning six Ligue 1 titles and several other domestic silverware.

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In 301 matches, the former Napoli forward scored 200 goals and 43 assists during his reign at the Parc Des Princes.

  • Lionel Messi 432 goals in 450 appearances
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 416 goals in 433 matches
  • Edinson Cavani 250 goals 413 games
  • Sergio Kun Aguero 248 goals in 413 fixtures
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic 245 goals in 330 games
Edinson Cavani is Europe's top 5 leagues 3rd highest goals scorer after Ronaldo and Messi

Edinson Cavani celebrating one of his goals for PSG. Getty Images
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will now be counting on the experienced striker to help solve the Red Devils' goals scoring problems after joining them for one season on a free transfer.

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Meanwhile, his arrival might mean that Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo will further be condemned to the bench before the end of his loan deal next January.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Edinson Cavani has revealed that he nearly quit football after he and his girlfriend battled the deadly coronavirus.

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The Uruguayan striker completed a deadline day move to Man United with an option of a one-year extension.

The 33-year-old spent seven years of his career at Paris Sait-Germain and became their all-time tops scorer with 250 goals.

But the former Napoli striker revealed how he nearly quit the game that game him fame and fortune due to coronavirus.

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