The 35-year-old striker has played 165 caps for the national team, scoring 65 of them
In yesterday's League of Nations match Sweden – Portugal, the guests' star forward Cristiano Ronaldo crossed the jubilee line. As you know, Ronaldo became the first European to score 100 goals for the national team. However, in world football, the achievement belongs to the Iranian Ali Daei, who hammered 109 goals. The Portuguese is not going to hang his boots on a nail, so the record of the ex-Bayern striker will probably be broken soon.
The statisticians tracked each of the phenomenal football player's 101 goals and shared interesting facts. In the form of the national team, he played 165 matches, and scored goals in 66. For the first time the guy distinguished himself at the age of 19 – in the final tournament of Euro 2004, but his team then lost to the Greeks – 1: 2.
At the same time, Portugal won 55 times and lost only six times. The teams from Sweden and Lithuania suffered the most from Ronaldo, whom he upset seven times. But the striker, it turns out, has never scored a goal for the “big” rivals from England, Italy, France and Germany. Last year he scored the Ukrainian national team once, and even then from the penalty spot.
At home, KriRo scored 47 goals, away – 39, on neutral fields – 15; in the first half – 41, in the second – 60. In his asset: 15 doubles, 7 hat-tricks, two pokers and 42 goals one by one. It is noteworthy that after reaching his 30th birthday, he distinguished himself 48 times in 47 games, so the guy's age is not a hindrance. He scored the most in 2019 and 2016 – 14 and 13 goals, respectively.
Most often, the opponents suffered from the right foot of the phenomenon – 55 times, and he even scored more with his head (24) than with his left foot (22). The set master scored 21 times from them, which is almost 20% of all his goals: 10 from free kicks, 11 from 11-meters.
By the way, Ronaldo said when he will break the goal record of world football for Ali Daei.
Ricardo Quaresma and João Moutinho gave the striker the most assists, eight each. He himself assisted partners 30 times.
Watch Cristiano's gorgeous free-kick goal against the Swedish national team:
Subscribe to our telegram
Only the most important and interesting