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- Cristiano Ronaldo scored 101 international goals in 165 matches for Portugal
- Ali Dei of Iran scored 109 international goals in 149 matches
Cristiano Ronaldo has completed his 100th international goal on Tuesday after a 10-month long wait. He achieved this feat against Sweden in the Nations Cup. Portugal won the match 2–0. Ronaldo scored both goals in the 45th and 72nd minutes. Portugal's next match will be from France on 10 October.
Ronaldo became the second player in the world and the first player in Europe with 101 international goals in 165 matches. In this list, Iran's Ali Dei is at the top with 109 international goals in 149 matches.
He could not play the first match of the league due to injury
Earlier, Ronaldo missed the match against Croatia in the Nations League due to a toe injury. Earlier, he played his last match against Luxembourg in the Euro Cup qualifying match on 17 November.
Ronaldo completes 100th goal via free kick
Ronaldo opened his own team's account by converting the free kick into a goal before the break in the match against Sweden. With this, he also completed his 100th goal. At the same time, he scored the second goal in the 73rd minute of the match, scoring from a penalty area.
The next target is to break the record of 109 goals: Ronaldo
Ronaldo said, "I managed to score 100 goals. Now my goal is to break the world record of 109 goals, which is recorded in the name of Ali Dei of Iran. I am moving towards my goal step by step. I am not obsessed, because I believe that records come in a natural way. ''
There are no international matches in Europe after November
There have been no international matches since last November due to Corona in Europe. However La Liga, Champions League and Europa League have been played. At the same time, the 2020 Europa Football League has also been canceled for next year.
Ronaldo made his debut in 2004
Ronaldo played his first international match against Greece on 12 June 2004. It scored its first international goal. While Ali Dei played his first international match for his country on 25 June 1993 against Taipei. Ali had already scored 3 goals in the match. He won the team 6–0. While he played his last international match on 1 March 2006 against Costa Rica.
India's Sunil Chhetri at number 10
India's Sunil Chhetri is at number 10 in terms of most international goals. He scored 72 goals in 115 matches for Team India. In this case, he is far ahead of Argentina's Leonal Messi. Messi is at number 17 on this list with 70 goals. For this, he has played 138 matches.