Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his 100th international goal thereby becoming the second man to reach the milestone. Ronaldo hit the landmark for Portugal after scoring two goals in Tuesday’s UEFA Nations League match vs. Sweden.
Ronaldo joins Iran’s Ali Daei. Daei’s men’s international record of 109 goals is the next target for Ronaldo, who missed Portugal’s 4-1 win over Croatia on Saturday with a reported toe ailment. He returned for his 165th cap days later and promptly hit the milestone.
Cristiano Ronaldo is by far the active leader in international goals. India’s Sunil Chhetri (72) and Argentina’s Lionel Messi (70) are the next closest. On the women’s side, 17 players have hit the 100-goal mark, with seven of them Americans.
Canada’s Christine Sinclair is the all-time leader with 186 goals, two more than the USA’s retired forward Abby Wambach.