Morocco's Youssef En-Nesyri breaks Cristiano Ronaldo's record for the highest headed goal with a height of 2.78 meters.
Social media users and media outlets claimed that Youssef En-2.78-meter Nesyri's header against Portugal in the World Cup quarterfinals broke Cristiano Ronaldo's record for the highest headed goal.
Misbar investigated the circulating claim and found it to be misleading.
Morocco’s striker Youssef En-Nesyri's 2.78-meter header broke Ronaldo’s second-highest-headed goal record when he scored his 2.56 goal against Sampdoria.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo’s highest headed goal measured 2.93 meters.
Ronaldo was a Real Madrid player and scored a header against Manchester United in 2013.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Highest Header
As of November 2022, the Portuguese superstar's 700 club goals included an incredible 112 headers, according to the Olympic website.
Ronaldo is the footballer with the most goals from headers in history. If his worldwide goals are taken into consideration, the figure is almost 150.
In the first leg of their Round of 16 matches in the UEFA Champions League 2012–13, Cristiano Ronaldo, then a Real Madrid player, recorded his highest jump, measuring 2.93 meters against Manchester United.
Real Madrid knocked out United after beating them 2-1 at Old Trafford, and Ronaldo scored the match's winning goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Five Highest Headers
Following Ronaldo’s highest header against Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo's 2.56-meter leap while he was playing for the Italian team Juventus was his second-highest jump.
The winning goal against Sampdoria in the 2019–20 Serie A season was scored by Ronaldo with a header.
With a 2.47-meter leap, Cristiano Ronaldo recorded yet another jump while playing in the Serie A 2018-19 against Torino.
In the 2011–12 La Liga season, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his hat-trick against Osasuna at the Bernabeu with a 2.44-meter header.
At the 2016 Euro, Ronaldo's incredible 2.42-meter header in the 50th minute set up Portugal's 2-0 victory over Wales.
Who Is Youssef En-Nesyri?
En-Nesyri is a Moroccan striker who plays for both the Moroccan national team and La Liga club Sevilla.
En-Nesyri has played all of his professional football for Málaga, Leganés, and Sevilla in Spain.
He has played in more than 150 La Liga games and scored over 40 goals.
At the age of 18, he made his international debut in 2016.
At the age of 18, he made his international debut in 2016. He was selected for Morocco's teams at the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups as well as the 2017–2019–2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
On December 10, 2022, he scored the match-winning goal against Portugal, making Morocco the first-ever African and Arab nation to reach the World Cup semifinals.
Portugal’s Quarter-Final Match Loss to Morocco
On December 10, Morocco made history by becoming the first African country to reach the World Cup’s semifinals after they eliminated Portugal from the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Following a 1-0 loss to Morocco in the quarterfinals, Portugal was knocked out of the tournament.
Cristiano Ronaldo didn't start the match, but he came on as a substitute in the 51st minute.
Following his team’s loss, Ronaldo was seen in tears as he walked through the tunnel into the dressing room.
Morocco has qualified for the World Cup’s semifinals and will play against France on December 14.