After Ali Daei, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first European to reach 100 goals for his country who scored 109 times for Iran, To reach this milestone it took him 165 appearances.
Hitting the landmark for Portugal in Tuesday’s UEFA Nations League, Cristiano Ronaldo became the second man to score 100 international goals in a match against Sweden. Cristiano Ronaldo, in full Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, (born February 5, 1985, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal), Portuguese football (soccer) advancing who was one of the greatest players of his generation. A tall player at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters), Ronaldo is an awesome athlete on the pitch. Basically a right-winger, he developed into a forward with a free-reined attacking style.
His most distinct season with United came in 2007–08 when he scored 42 League and Cup goals and earned the Golden Shoe award. He was an instant sensation and soon came to be regarded as one of the best forwards in the game. He was able to control opponents with a trick of the foot that made enough space for openings in confronting defenses.
Soon thereafter Ronaldo was sold to Spain’s Real Madrid—a club with which as a rumor goes he always wants to play—for a then-record £80 million (about $131 million) transfer fee. His scoring prowess continued with his new team, and he netted the most goals (40) in La Liga history during the 2010–11 season (his record was broken the following season by his rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona).
At the age of 19, Ronaldo scored the first goal at the UEFA Euro 2004 for his country. Although Ronaldo failed to win the UEFA Euro 2004 final, he still manages surpassed the tallies of greats like Eusebio. He won the inaugural UEFA Nations League title in 2019 and also got to lead Portugal to major honors in the form of UEFA Euro 2016 and become Portugal’s all-time top goalscorer. Against Luxembourg Ronaldo last scored for Portugal in November 2019, ended with a free-kick from outside the box.
the first European to reach 100 goals for his country after Ali Daei, The 35-year-old Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo took 165 appearances to reach the milestone of 109 goals for Iran. India’s Sunil Chhetri (72) and Argentina’s Lionel Messi (70) are the next closest.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star are by far and away from the active leader in international goals, Ronaldo has six international hat tricks, with nine at the UEFA Euros in his career and has scored seven goals in the FIFA World Cup stage. As for the woman’s side, 17 players have hit the 100-goal mark, where seven of them are Americans. With 186 goals Canada’s Christine Sinclair is the all-time leader,