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Salomon Rondon becomes Venezuela’s all-time record goalscorer – Watch the goals here

5 years ago

Sunday night was a special one for Salomon Rondon.

The Newcastle loan striker continuing an excellent year for club and country by making history.

Juan Arango held the record (23 goals) as Venezuela’s all-time top goalscorer.

However, Salomon Rondon matched it last night and then overtook it.

Against the USA  it only took 16 minutes for the striker to give Venezuela the lead, poor defending eventually punished as Salomon Rondon volleyed home.

Savarino added a second on 30 minutes before Salomon Rondon got his own second and Venezuela’s third on 36 minutes, moving on to 24 goals for his country now.

The 29 year old supplying a very good finish to end the scoring, Rondon later subbed on 79 minutes, the striker talking (see below) of his pride after the game, at this achievement for his country.

You can watch the goals and highlights below and as you can see if you watch it all, the USA actually played well going forward and maybe if Rondon had been on their side it would have been a different result when you see how many chances they had.

If you want to go straight to Rondon’s goals they are at 0.40 and 2.07.

The Copa America kicks off on Saturday (15 June) for Salomon Rondon when Venezuela meet Peru in their first group game.

After that it is Brazil on Tuesday 18 June and then Bolivia on Saturday 22 June.

Salomon Rondon:

“When I was a kid, I always had a ball at my feet.

“I smashed a few windows at my grandma’s house with footballs.

“I watched games and couldn’t wait to grow up and play for a team and on professional pitches…

“As a kid, I had many dreams…

“I dreamed of playing for Venezuela and, once I achieved that, my goal was to beat Juan Arango’s record.

“After doing so today, I feel really happy and am so proud to be Venezuelan and continue to make history for my country.

“I give thanks to God, my family and all those who have been there for me…



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