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Cristiano Ronaldo miles clear of rivals for most headers in the 21st century

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The Portuguese goal machine has scored at least 32 more headers than any other footballer this century.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most headed goals of any footballer in the 21st century.

The Manchester United superstar has always been a beast inside the box. Now new stats have emerged, proving just how deadly his headers are compared to other renowned stars.

According to an infographic produced by PopFoot, Ronaldo has scored 110 headers since January 2001. That is an incredible 32 more headers than his nearest rival, Barcelona’s Luuk de Jong.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is third with 77 headed goals. Spanish striker Fernando Llorente ranks fourth on 75 headers, while former United striker Radamel Falcao is fifth on 71.

Ronaldo’s Red Devils teammate Edinson Cavani is 12th on the list on 57 headers, one less than AC Milan Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Ronaldo will hope to add to his tally on Saturday as Manchester United take on top-four rivals West Ham in the Premier League.