Ronaldo`s century: 2nd person in the history
Published: 11:34 AM, 9 September 2020 Updated: 12:36 PM, 9 September 2020
June 12, 2004, is one of the most memorable days of Cristiano Ronaldo's career. Portuguese superstar Ronaldo scored the first goal of his international career against Greece in the UEFA Euro Championship match that day.
After 17 years, on September 8, 2020, he also set another history that made the day differently glorious. Because Ronaldo scored his 100th goal on the international stage against Sweden in the UEFA Nations League match that day. Only one footballer has been able to do that in international football.
Ronaldo became the second footballer in the world after Ali Dai (109) to score more than a hundred goals in the international arena on Tuesday night. He is only 8 goals behind Ali Dai. Ronaldo has the potential to touch him within the current League of Nations.
The highest scorer in international football
1. Ali Dai (Iran): 109 goals
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal): 101 * goal
3. Ferenc Puskas (Hungary): 64 goals
4. Kunishige Kamamoto (Japan): 60 goals
5. Godfrey Chitalu (Zambia): 69 goals
Ronaldo, who scored a pair of goals in Sweden's net, now has 101 career goals. On the way to this century, he has scored goals against 41 countries. Ronaldo seems to be the best after 30 years of age. At this time, he has scored 49 goals in 47 matches.
The number of countries that have played at least three matches but failed to score a single goal is five; Albania (4), Germany (4), France (4), Brazil (3), and France (3). On the other hand, there are 16 opponents with whom, he has scored at least 3 goals, and there are 6 more with whom, he has scored a pair of goals. He has scored a maximum of 7 goals against Lithuania and Sweden.