Uganda Defender Mugabi Reveals He Was Unaware He Had Broken Ronaldo’s Incredible Record

Uganda international Bevis Mugabi said he had no idea he had surpassed a long-standing Cristiano Ronaldo record as he plays for Motherwell in Scotland’s top flight.

Mugabi made history in football when he scored in a league match against Ross County in 2021 by leaping as high as 8 feet and 6 inches off the ground. 

He broke Ronaldo’s legendary 8-foot-5-inch leap record, which he set while playing for Juventus during the 2019 season. 

Mugabi has now commented on the record-breaking leap, months after it was set. 

According to the Ugandan defender, he had no idea he had broken Ronaldo’s record until his brother informed him of the news. 

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The 26-year-old also said that his only goal for the game was to help Motherwell get three points.

“I honestly didn’t have an idea that I had done it until after the game when my brother called me and said I had jumped high but at that time I wasn’t really focusing on that as my aim was to get three points for the team,” the lanky defender was quoted saying by Fufa’s official website.

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“I am happy it was the winning goal and got the vital points that we needed at that time,” he added.

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