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Watch as Cristiano Ronaldo scores 100th Portugal goal with sublime free-kick

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.

Ronaldo is 35 but showing no signs of slowing down

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Ronaldo is 35 but showing no signs of slowing down

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.

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Ronaldo celebrated in trademark fashion after the ball hit the net

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



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