5 Players Who are the Fastest to Reach 100 Club Goals in the 21st Century

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo reached the 100 goal mark for Real Madrid in 105 games
Cristiano Ronaldo reached the 100 goal mark for Real Madrid in 105 games / Power Sport Images/Getty Images

The 21st century has seen a number of great players on the football field, with top clubs always on the lookout for those players who can change the course of the game in a moment. Here, we take a look at five players who are the fastest to reach 100 club goals in the 21st century.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - 100 goals in 105 games

UEFA Champions League"Real Madrid v Liverpool FC"
UEFA Champions League"Real Madrid v Liverpool FC" / VI-Images/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo got his dream move when he joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 for a then world record transfer fee of £80million and it was worth every penny for Los Blancos as the striker established himself as their greatest ever player by the time he left them in 2018.

The Portugal icon from the start showed his class and tops this list after reaching the 100 goal mark for the Spaniards in just 105 games.

2. Luis Suarez (Barcelona) - 100 goals in 120 games

Luis Suarez
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Luis Suarez had to wait to make his Barcelona debut as he missed almost the entirety of the first half of 2014 due to a suspension. However, when he did get a chance to display his wares, he was excellent in front of goal for the Catalan giants need only 120 games to reach the century mark.

The Uruguayan eventually left the club as their all-time third highest goalscorer in 2020.

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) - 100 goals in 124 games

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain FC v LOSC Lille - Ligue 1 / Xavier Laine/Getty Images

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was Paris Saint-Germain's new owners first marquee signing and the Super Swede lived up to the hype, scoring goals in droves and making them the top club in France.

The striker reach the 100 goal mark in just 124 games and in total scored 156 goals in just 180 appearances for the Ligue 1 giants.

4. Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United) - 100 goals in 131 games

Ruud van Nistelrooy
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Ruud van Nistelrooy stayed at Old Trafford for only five seasons, but will go down as one of the greatest strikers in Manchester United and Premier League history.

The Dutchman was deadly in the box, needing only 131 games to reach the century mark, winning the Golden Boot award once during his time in England.

5. Edinson Cavani (Napoli) - 100 goals in 135 games

Edison Cavani
Cagliari Calcio v SSC Napoli - Serie A / Enrico Locci/Getty Images

Edinson Cavani will go down as one of the most underrated strikers in the history of the sport as the Uruguayan continues to impress wherever he plays.

The striker was brilliant during his time at Napoli, taking 135 games to reach the 100 goal mark before eventually moving to Paris Saint-Germain.