Germán Cano nears top 3 goal scorers at Novo Maracanã

Striker approaches historic milestone in goal scoring at iconic stadium.
Desmond Efe-Khaese
2024-04-13 11:25:44

On Tuesday night, Fluminense triumphed over Colo-Colo with a narrow 2-1 victory, marking their first win in the 2024 Libertadores. The stars of the night, Marquinhos and Germán Cano, delivered the goals that secured the win for the Tricolor. Notably was Cano’s contribution, as he edges ever closer to a significant milestone.


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Right now, Cano is not just any player; he’s on the verge of overtaking Bruno Henrique of Flamengo as the third highest scorer at Novo Maracanã.

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the leaderboard:

  • Pedro at 80 goals.
  • Gabriel Barbosa at 77 goals.
  • Bruno Henrique at 54
  • Germán Cano at 53 goals
  • Fred at 45 goals.

Top foreign goal scorer in Brazilian football

Cano’s journey has been extraordinary. Back in February, he captured headlines, becoming the top foreign goal scorer in Brazilian football in the 21st century. Cano’s critical finish against Sampaio Corrêa in the Campeonato Carioca secured the win and carved his name into the record books. This goal elevated his total to 129, surpassing Paolo Guerrero’s record.

This tale goes beyond statistics; it celebrates Cano’s unwavering quest for excellence, his influence on Brazilian football, and his lasting legacy. Watching him pursue history, it’s evident: Germán Cano’s name will be remembered for a long time.