Cristiano Ronaldo has earned 100 foreign goals in a clash with Sweden on Tuesday in Portugal’s Nations League.
The only other player to have tallied up a century of strikes for his country is Ali Daei, who scored 109, and Ronaldo is closing in on Iran great, having been forced to wait for his landmark effort since November 2019.
A hat-trick in Portugal’s 6-0 Euro 2020 qualifying demolition of Lithuania took the Juventus star to 98, before he added another against Luxembourg in the next match.
But with the coronavirus pandemic delaying any further internationals and Ronaldo sitting out of last week’s win over Croatia, the 35-year-old has only now reached three figures.
Ronaldo scored his first international goal at Euro 2004 and went on to eclipse marks set by the likes of Eusebio and Pauleta to become Portugal’s all-time top marksman. He has more than double Pauletta’s previous record of 47.