Mumbai : The match between Portugal and Sweden was played on Tuesday in the UEFA Nations League. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 100th international goal of his career during this match. He is now Portugal’s all-time top goalscorer surpassing legends Eusebio and Pauleta.
Portugal won the match with 2–0 and Cristiano Ronaldo scored both goals for the team. Ronaldo now has 101 goals for his country, making him the second men’s player to reach 100 goals for his country after Ali Daei, who scored 109 times for Iran. Ronaldo is the second male player to reach 100 goals in international football. Shortly before halftime, Ronaldo scored the first goal of the match via a free-kick.
🇵🇹 Ronaldo = 100 goals for Portugal! 🔥
Congratulations, @Cristiano! 👏👏👏#NationsLeague pic.twitter.com/P5cvqswkNY
— UEFA Nations League (@EURO2020) September 8, 2020
Ronaldo, 35, scored goals in the 45th and 72nd minutes of the match. At the age of 19, Ronaldo scored his first international goal at Euro 2004. He scored that goal against Greece during the Euro Cup. The record for most international goals is currently held by Ali, who has scored 109 international goals. Ronaldo currently has 101 international goals in his account.
CRISTIANO RONALDO'S BEAUTIFUL FREE KICK TO SCORE 100TH PORTUGAL GOAL!!!pic.twitter.com/VaKB55qfIR
— The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) September 8, 2020
Malaysia’s Mokhtar Dahari has the third highest number of international goals, with 86 goals in his account. Speaking of Argentina’s Lionel Messi, he is at number 15 in this case, with a total of 70 international goals in his account so far.