Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal captain closes in on Ramos’ all-time international wins record

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal captain closes in on Ramos’ all-time international wins record

- Cristiano Ronaldo showed class in Portugal’s 3-2 victory over Croatia in the Nations League

- The Portuguese captain has now featured in a staggering 170 international games

- Having won 101 of the games, Ronaldo is now third on the all-time ranking for most international wins

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Cristiano Ronaldo inspired the Portugal to a 3-2 win over Croatia on Tuesday night, November 17, and the victory means the team captain is closing in on Sergio Ramos’ record of all-time record of international wins.

The 35-year-old has now surpassed Xavi to become third on the standings just behind Spanish stars Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos in top spot.

Xavi who remains a Barcelona legend drops to fourth position and ahead of his former Barcelona partner Andres Iniesta, who rounds off the top five with 96 victories on his personal record.

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Sergio Ramos is the record holder having a staggering 130 international wins in his 178 international appearances in the colours of the Spanish national team.

With 101 wins for his nation in 170 appearances, CR7 is third while Iker Casillas who has 167 international appearances won 121 of the matches to remain second.

Juventus superstar Ronaldo who is famous for wanting to break records will do everything in his power to win every single game he plays, preparing meticulously beforehand and giving the defence nightmares throughout.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal captain closes in on Sergio Ramos’ all-time international wins record
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates victory for Portugal in a recent game. Photo: Gualter Fatia
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Meanwhile, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has seven goals to equal Ali Daei's international goals record.

The 35-year-old has 102 goals in 170 appearances for Portugal in all competitions and the Juventus attacker is not looking tired just yet.

And the 51-year-old former football star Daei is hoping that the former Real Madrid forward will break his record.

However, earlier reported that Liberian legend, George Uppong Weah, has emerged Africa’s greatest footballer of all-time in the latest compilation titled The Best African Footballers of All Time.

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The former AC Milan striker retired in 2003 to venture into politics and he is the current president of his country Liberia.

Weah who scored 212 goals for club and country, won the prestigious Ballon d’Or in 2005 beating German legend Jurgen Klinsmann and Finnish star Jari Litmanen.

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