Fikayo Tomori breaks Cristiano Ronaldo record

Fikayo Tomori, has broken Cristiano Ronaldo’s record for height climbed in heading in a goal, the defender is on-loan with Milan from Chelsea.

Tomori nodded in the last goal as Milan beat Ronaldo’s Juventus 3-0 last weekend.

He reached a staggering height of eight feet and seven inches, to surpass Ronaldo’s record, which he set last season against Sampdoria.

Ronaldo, who is 6ft 2in tall, claimed the ‘greatest leap’ crown when he soared up to 8ft 5in against Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium during the 2019/2020 campaign.

While that header left Europe stunned, Tomori, who stands at 6ft 1in, has now gone even higher as he towered above Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini to score from a height of 8ft 7in on Sunday

Tomori’s goal in Turin, while his first for Milan since arriving on loan, also saw him become the first Englishman since David Beckham to score for the Rossoneri.

Tomori has made 14 appearances in the league for Milan and manager Stefano Pioli is keen to make the deal a permanent one.

He told reporters per the Daily Mail: “We want to buy Tomori on a permanent deal from Chelsea. Our intention is clear and also Fikayo’s decision (staying at Milan).

“We’ll see what happens at the end of the season.”

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