Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 100th International Goal
CRISTIANO RONALDO BECAME THE SECOND SOCCER PLAYER IN HISTORY TO SCORE 100 INTERNATIONAL GOALS
(CNN) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th goal for Portugal in their UEFA Nations League game away to Sweden Tuesday.
The milestone means Ronaldo has joined former Iranian striker Ali Daei as the only male players to score 100 goals or more in international soccer.
The 35-year-old forward, who also plays for Juventus in Italy, got to the historic landmark with one of his trademark free kicks just before halftime.
Ronaldo made his debut playing for Portugal in 2003 at the age of 18.
He won his first international trophy with Portugal when the team defeated France in the Euro 2016 final.
The team also lifted the inaugural UEFA Nations League title in 2019.
Ronaldo has won FIFA’s ballon d’or five times.
He has also played for some of Europe’s biggest clubs; such as Manchester United and Real Madrid.