Cristiano Ronaldo: Portuguese striker’s 101 goals include 9 hat tricks and 24 headers

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portuguese striker’s 101 goals include 9 hat tricks and 24 headers

- Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to smash the records and set unprecedented stats

- The Portuguese striker has now scored 101 goals in the colours of his nation

- A massive 9 hat tricks, 24 headers detail how Ronaldo surpassed a century of goals for Portugal

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the second man to reach a century of goals for his country after Iran's Ali Daei who has 109 - and is the first European ever to hit three figures next closest is Ferenc Puskas, with 84.

The Portuguese striker further validated his Greatest of all Time status after netting his 100th and 101st international goals in Portugal's 2-0 win over Sweden in their UEFA Nations League clash.

The Juventus attacker reached the milestone in style after firing an unstoppable freekick into the top corner of the post to give his side the lead just before the half-time whistle.

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He then completed his brace in the 72nd minute with another stunning strike as his side cruised to a 2-0 win after the meeting.

Ronaldo also becomes the man with the most internationals goals scored by a currently active player. Behind him are India's Sunil Chhetri(72) and that man from Argentina (70).

His brace on Tuesday night, September 8, against Sweden means the striker has scored 7 goals against the country, and the same with Lithuania according to the ESPN Stats and Information Group.

CR7 has 9 hat tricks for his country Portugal. This is tied for the most international hat tricks by a European man - with Sweden's Sven Rydell (who played between 1923-1932).

Ronaldo is the only European player to score in ten consecutive international tournaments (4 x Euros, 4 x World Cups, 1 x Confederations Cup, 1 x Nations League).

He has scored more goals as a 30+ year old than Sergio Aguero has in his whole international career (41), meaning Ali Daei's world record is not going to stand for much longer.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Neymar and Mbappe have been described as the two best players in the world according to Paris Saint Germain director.

Leonardo further claimed that both stars are the two best players in the world at the moment, apart from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

He believes that Neymar and Mbappe are the best strikers currently after the pair fired the French club to a domestic treble last season as they also reached the Champions League final for the first time.

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