Cristiano Ronaldo: Ferdinand jokingly says he's the Portuguese's messiah after 101 goals

Cristiano Ronaldo: Ferdinand jokingly says he's the Portuguese's messiah after 101 goals

- Cristiano Ronaldo has taken his goal tally for Portugal to 101 after brace against Sweden

- Rio Ferdinand has jokingly called himself the messiah for the Juventus star

- The former Manchester United captain also congratulated Ronaldo for the achievement

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Rio Ferdinand has congratulated his former teammate at Old Trafford Cristiano Ronaldo for scoring 101 international goals for his nation Portugal.

Scoring goals for the national team is not that easy considering the level of competitions in there, but Cristiano Ronaldo has proven that he is a goal machine.

The Juventus star is now eight goals away from breaking the record of Ali Daei who is leading the international goal-chart with 109 goals.

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi who has been Cristiano Ronaldo's rival for years is far away from catching the Portuguese as the Argentine currently has 70 goals for his nation.

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Brazil legend Pele who was known for his incredible styles of scoring goals netted 77 international goals before he retired.

Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates at Italian champions Juventus are currently preparing for the coming season in which winning the Champions League will be their target.

Juventus' failure to win the Champions League title last season made the club's chiefs to fire Maurizio Sarri and appointed Pirlo as the new gaffer.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Ferdinand jokingly says he is the Portuguese's messiah after 100 goals

Cristiano Ronaldo: Ferdinand jokingly says he is the Portuguese's messiah after 100 goals (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed his readiness to score more goals for his nation after reaching 100 on Tuesday night, September 8, in Portugal's Nations League win over Sweden.

The Juventus superstar was in incredible form for Portugal against Sweden and he has been receiving encomiums from fans after the end of the encounter.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is now just eight strikes shy of matching the record for most international goals currently held solely by Iranian legend Ali Daei.

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Even the great Pele who was known for scoring incredible goals netted 77 for Brazil during his active playing days and he has also congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo however took to his social media page to share video of his superb goals for Portugal and vowed to continue scoring more.

Portugal will be facing Spain in their next game which will be a friendly encounter and Cristiano Ronaldo will want to score again for his nation.

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