Cristiano Ronaldo scores 100th goal for Portugal

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Cristiano Ronaldo became only the second male footballer to score 100 goals for his country as he netted a sublime free-kick for Portugal against Sweden.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores 100th goal for Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo became only the second male footballer to score 100 goals for his country

(African Stand) — Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo became the first European to score 100 international goals in men’s football and then passed that mark with both goals in the Nations League win over Sweden.

He is the first European to reach the incredible landmark and is closing in on the all-time record of 109 set by Iran legend Ali Daei after taking his tally to 101 goals moments later.

It is just the latest in a long line of landmarks passed by the 35-year-old, who scored the 700th goal of his extraordinary career last year.

The most established nation he has had success against is Sweden, who have conceded seven times to him. After that come to Holland, Ronaldo has scored the past four times.

He has never scored against England, though it was his decisive penalty in the 2006 shootout that sent the Golden Generation packing in Gelsenkirchen.

Brazil, Germany, and France are also among those who’ve managed to keep Ronaldo out.

As time has passed Ronaldo has become increasingly more prolific in front of goal for his country. Last year was his deadliest in front of goal – providing him with 14. He’s reached the landmark in double quick time having started 2019 on 85 goals for his country.

Written by Ericson Mangoli

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