Ronaldo becomes world's second footballer to score 100 international goals

Sep 09 2020 04:16 PM
Ronaldo becomes world's second footballer to score 100 international goals

On Tuesday, the legendary footballer Cristiano Ronaldo placed another diamond in his crown. Ronaldo registered major success in his name in Portugal's 2–0 win against Sweden in the Nations Cup. Now, this 35-year-old player has become the second in the world to score 100 international goals and the first footballer in Europe, for this he had to wait for 10 months.

Only Iran's Ali Daei is ahead of the Portuguese captain, who completed his goal from the penalty area in the 99th and 72nd minutes with the free kick in the 45th minute. While Ronaldo, who scored his first international goal against Greece on 12 June 2004, took 165 matches to reach 101 goals, Ali Daei, who scored three goals in the first match against Taipei on 25 June 1993, scored a whopping 109 internationals in 149 matches. 

Indian Captain Sunil Chhetri comes at number ten in this list. Chhetri, who scored 72 goals in 115 matches for Team India, is far ahead of Argentina's Lionel Messi. Barcelona star Messi has scored 70 goals for his national team. Ronaldo, who has been named the best player of the year five times, also holds the record for the highest 131 goals in the Champions League, 16 more than his nearest rival Lionel Messi. Cristiano Ronaldo has earned his name one more success.

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