Cristiano Ronaldo has scored double more international goals than Henry (51), Van Persie (50)

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored double more international goals than Henry (51), Van Persie (50)

- Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to break many goal scoring records for club and country

- The 35-year-old has scored twice as much goals than Henry and Van Persie on the international scene

- The Juventus striker grabbed his century of goals for Portugal against Sweden in the UNL

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Cristiano Ronaldo's brace against Sweden in the UEFA Nations League clash took his tally for Portugal to 101.

The 35-year-old scored his 100th with an exquisite free-kick while his second was even a better finish than the first.

He is now the second player in history to reach a century of goals wearing the colours of his national team after Iran's Ali Daei.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored double more international goals than Henry (51), Van Persie (50)

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored double more international goals than Henry (51), Van Persie (50). Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Ironically, Ronaldo has now beaten football greats like Thierry Henry of France who scored 51 international goals and Robin Van Persie who has 50 goals before their respective retirements.

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Van Persie scored 144 Premier League goals during his lengthy spell in England with Arsenal and Manchester United.

On the other hand, Henry remains the record goalscorer for Arsenal and the fifth highest goalscorer in the English topflight division.

Henry won the World Cup with France in 98 and the European championships in 2000 but Van Persie appeared in the World cup finals s the Netherlands lost to Spain in the finals.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo became the second player in history to score 100 international goals.

The 35-year-old forward scored a superb brace as Portugal outshine Sweden in their UEFA Nations League encounter at the Friends Arena.

Ronaldo's double in Tuesday night's encounter took the attacker's tally to 101 for his national team - with eight more to equal the 109 goals record currently held by Iranian legend Ali Daei.

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Legit.ng also reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has further validated his Greatest of all Time status after netting his 100th international goal in Portugal's 2-0 win over Sweden in their UEFA Nations League clash.

The 35-year-old Juventus superstar became the second player in history to net a century of goals for his country after Iranian legend Ali Daei who has 109 goals credited to him.

Malaysia's Mokhtar Dahari ranks third on the chart with 85 goals while India's Sunil Chhetri is next and the 36-year-old already recorded 72 international goals, two ahead of Lionel Messi.

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