After scoring twice for Portugal counter to Hungary, Cristiano Ronaldo moved forward to fourth in the all-time best list of European international goal scorers.
In the recent match on Saturday, the Real Madrid star forward starred in 3-0 win, first made a strike with his left foot from 20 yards, before bringing up his 70th international goal of career by curling a low free-kick into the bottom corner.
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Ronaldo’s double helps him proceeds to fourth in the star list of top European international goal scorers, just behind Ferenc Puskas (84 goals for Hungary), Sandor Kocsis (75 goals for Hungary) and Miroslav Klose (71 goals for Germany).
Cristiano Ronaldo has reached 70 goals in 137 internationals, while top international scorer Puskas achieved his tally of 84 goals in just 85 games.
Top European International Goal Scorers in Football History
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According to the sources, the former star forwarder of Manchester United is still a long way off the all-time leading goal scorer in international football history, Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals in 149 matches for Iran.
On Tuesday, Cristinao Ronaldo faces Sweden and could place into the top 10 position in the list of top international goal scorers in the world if he scores another double.
But, talking after Saturday’s feat, he insists he is more dedicated on firing Portugal to the World Cup than his own individual accomplishments.
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