Ronaldo Closes In On Incredible World Record
Cristiano Ronaldo Closes In On Incredible World Record
by David Kappel
Sep 11, 2019 07:15 PM
|Tags: UEFA European Championship Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo|
Following his four-goal showing against Lithuania, Cristiano Ronaldo has taken his international tally to an incredible 93 strikes, and is now closing on a historic world record.
Click through the gallery above to see the top international goalscorers in football history.
The Portugal captain netted four times in A Selecao's 5-1 win over Lithuania in a qualifier for the 2022 Uefa European Championship on Tuesday night.
The four-goal haul saw Ronaldo break Robbie Keane's record for the most goals in European qualifiers, and took his overall international tally to 93 strikes.
As a consequence, the superstar has closed the gap further on record international scorer Ali Daei. The former Iran forward found the back of the net on 109 occasions between 1993 and 2006 – the current world record.
Ronaldo, who is the leading active international goalscorer, is now just 16 strikes behind Daei. He is also the leading European goalscorer, extending his own record over former Hungary striker Ferenc Puskas to nine strikes.
In addition, Lithuania became the 40th international team the 34-year-old has found the back of the net against in what was another record-breaking night for the Portugal talisman.
Click through the gallery above to see the top 10 international goalscorers in history! One African features, but Ronaldo's longstanding rival Lionel Messi is outside the top 10 with 68 goals for Argentina so far.
Do you think Ronaldo can still catch Daei's world record? Have your say in the comments section below.
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