Cristiano Ronaldo international goal record: How many goals does Ronaldo need to beat Ali Daei in Euros?
CRISTIANO RONALDO is getting ever closer to smashing the all-time international goals record.
The Portugal star, 36, is now up to it 107 and counting – meaning he's now desperately close to Iranian legend Ali Daei's record.
Ronaldo has been bearing down on the record for some time now, having scored his 100th Portugal goal against Sweden in September 2020.
The Juventus star could even equal it this summer in the Euros after smashing two past Hungary.
Ronaldo added another to his tally against Germany and faces France in the final group game on Wednesday.
He will fancy his chances of dragging his nation into the knockout stages, with a deep run helping his chances of becoming the top international scorer of all time.
Daei notched an incredible 109 goals in 140 appearances for Iran, before retiring from the game in 2006.
His record has stood for an impressive 14 years, and not even Lionel Messi or Neymar have come anywhere near it.
But Ronaldo has just two goals to go to equal it.
“All records must be broken and I will beat that record," Ronaldo said before he scored twice against Sweden.
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Just below Ronaldo in the scoring charts is Hungary legend Ferenc Puskas, who tallied up an astonishing 84 goals in just 85 apps.
Following Ronaldo's breaking of the century barrier, his ex-Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand called the achievement 'crazy'.
Ferdinand said: “Some players don’t even get 100 goals in their whole career.
“This isn’t even about your club goals, this is just the national team. It’s crazy."
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