Ronaldo became the first European to score over 100 goals for the national team

Ronaldo became the first European to score over 100 goals for the national team

More often than the Portuguese at the level of national teams, only one person scored

After two goals against Sweden in the second round of the League of Nations, Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo became the author of a unique achievement. The Juventus forward was the first European to score over 100 goals for the national team, according to the UEFA website. Now he has 101 accurate shots for Portugal.

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Ronaldo is the best European national team sniper in history, 17 goals ahead of the legendary Hungarian Ferenc Puskas. Only Iranian striker Ali Daei scored more than him at the level of national teams – 109 goals. But among women, seven players at once reached the mark of 100 goals for the national team. The world leader is Christine Sinclair from Canada (186), and in Europe – the German Birgit Prinz (128).

Ronaldo became the first European to score over 100 goals for the national team

Cristiano Ronaldo / Photo: Reuters

The best snipers in Europe ever

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 101 goals in 165 games
  2. Ferenc Puskas (Hungary / Spain) – 84 goals in 89 games
  3. Sandor Kocis (Hungary) – 75 goals in 68 games
  4. Miroslav Klose (Germany) – 71 goals in 137 games
  5. Gerd Müller (West Germany) – 68 goals in 62 games
  6. Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland) – 68 goals in 146 games
  7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden) – 62 goals in 116 games
  8. Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – 61 goals in 112 games
  9. Imre Schlosser (Hungary) – 59 goals in 68 games
  10. David Villa (Spain) – 59 goals in 98 games
  11. Edin Dzeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – 59 goals in 108 games

Ronaldo became the first European to score over 100 goals for the national team

Cristiano Ronaldo / Photo: Reuters

Of the 66 matches in which Cristiano scored, Portugal won 55 in 55, drew in five and lost in six. On account of Ronaldo 15 doubles, 9 hat-tricks, 2 poker, and 42 more goals he scored one per fight. The forward sent seven goals to the gates of the national teams of Lithuania and Sweden, five to the teams of Andorra, Armenia, Latvia and Luxembourg.

Earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo missed the match with Croatia due to a bee sting.

Watch as Cristiano Ronaldo scored against Sweden

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