Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first European man to score a century of international goals.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored his 100th and 101st goals for Portugal in their 2-0 victory over Sweden in the Nations League on Tuesday night.
Iran’s Ali Daei is the only man in world football to have scored more international goals than Ronaldo – hit 109 during his playing career from 1993 to 2006.
But with Juventus superstar Ronaldo still looking as fit and as good as ever, it seems a formality that he will surpass that total.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, CR7 had a long wait to achieve his century of goals in a Portugal shirt, having been on 99 since last November.
When he got his opportunity against Sweden, he was never going to pass it up and did it in sublime fashion – scoring with a long-range free-kick.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward then hit a fine second to seal a second straight Nations League victory for Portugal.
Ronaldo has broken countless records in his career and on his latest landmark, he said: “I am very happy.
“Firstly, because the team won, which was the goal we had. Then the 100 mark and then the 101, with two goals, makes me very happy.
“Now the future is only for God. I feel good, I feel good for playing with these young players.”
Europe’s all-time top international goalscorers
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 101 goals in 165 appearances
Ferenc Puskás (Hungary & Spain) – 84 in 89
Sándor Kocsis (Hungary) – 75 in 68
Miroslav Klose (Germany) – 71 in 137
Gerd Müller (West Germany) – 68 in 62
Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland) – 68 in 146
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden) – 62 in 116
Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – 61 in 112
Imre Schlosser (Hungary) – 59 in 68
David Villa (Spain) – 59 in 98
Edin Džeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – 59 in 108
Jan Koller (Czech Republic) – 55 in 91
Joachim Streich (East Germany) – 55 in 102
Wayne Rooney (England) – 53 in 120