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African Defender Breaks CR7’s Record

A 28-year-old African defender from Uganda with name Bevis Mugabi has finally opened up about his feeling after beating Cristiano Ronaldo. The player confessed he was not aware he had broken Ronaldo’s famous 8ft 5-inch leap record while playing for Motherwell. The 26-year-old jumped an inch higher at 8ft 6in off the ground to score in the Scottish Premiership clash at Ross County last year to break Ronaldo’s record of 8ft 5in the set while playing for Juventus against Sampdoria far back in the 2019 season.

African Defender Bevis Mugabi Breaks Ronaldo’s Record

According to the African defender, he said he honestly didn’t have an idea that he had done it until after the game when his brother called him to tell him that he had jumped high. He said: “At that time I wasn’t focusing on that as I aimed to get three points for the team.”

African Defender Breaks Cr7'S Record
African Defender Breaks CR7's Record

The 26-year-old explains when he realized he had broken the record of the former Juventus player. The African defender who is from Uganda scored a header after he jumped 8ft 5-inch high to head the ball. Speaking about the goal, he said: “I am happy it was the winning goal and got the vital points that we needed at that time.”

Mugabi, who is currently with the Cranes for the Fifa international break, has further revealed his decision to extend his contract with Motherwell.

On his transfer switch from Yeovil to Motherwell in 2019, Mugabi said: “It was a big change moving from England to Scotland. I left behind my family but I had to grow as a person, adapt to a different environment, culture, people, and style of play.“It wasn’t a very easy transition but I am happy I made that step to try out something different and I can’t complain.”

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