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Cristiano Ronaldo’s outrageous 8ft 5in leap has been beaten by Ugandan star Bevis Mugabi who has gone on to jokingly taunt the Portuguese international.

Motherwell defender Bevis Mugabi replicated how Ronaldo had headed home against Sampdoria last season to plant home a powerful header in the Scottish top-flight.

After the game, the former Yeovil star Mugabi went on to joke that he would love the legendary CR7 to see the strike.

Bevis Mugabi
Bevis Mugabi

“He’s a very competitive guy so I might need to drop him a DM and say, ‘bro you need to up your game,” SunSport quoted him saying.

“I’m not really a social media person but my phone has been blowing up and going non-stop since Wednesday – it’s been a bit scary,” he added.

Asked if Ronaldo would start watching clips of him in action for tips, the former Southampton academy star Mugabi joked:

“He better be! It’s also nice to get compared to one of the greatest of all-time and being able to jump as high as him is mad.

“It’s a nice thing to have but I was more happy with the result than the goal.”