The scale of the achievement is all the more reason not to embellish it. Given that Ronaldo has scored 87 league goals at United and Sporting, why would we expect him to be in the 400 goal region? Is Spain three times as easy as those leagues? He's only played 314 league games. Even if he had matched his Real Madrid ratio at the start of his career he would "only" be on 350. As lanman points out, he wasn't that type of player then. Why then overstate what is already a phenomenal achievement?