Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Europe’s all-time international topscorer

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Another day, another Cristiano Ronaldo record!

Prior to kick-off, it was his beard that caught the attention of many but the Portuguese skipper gave his fans and his country a lot more to smile about. After impressing in the opening game against Spain by bagging a hattrick, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner needed just four minutes into Portugal’s second group game with Morocco to underline why he is the best player to have ever played the sport.

A brilliant cross from Joao Moutinho was met with a bullet header by Cristiano Ronaldo, the latter subsequently taking his tally at the 2018 World Cup to four in just two games. Per the record books, the feat meant the Madeira-born forward has now scored more international goals than any other European player in the history of football with 85 goals.

He has pipped the legendary Ferenc Puskas (84) to the second position on the all-time international top goalscorer’s list and only trails Iran’s Ali Daei who has a total tally of 109. Likewise, Ronaldo became the first Portuguese player since Jose Torres in 1966 to score a goal with his right, left and head in a single World Cup campaign.

Now, can you beat that?

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Emmanuel is a very vibrant writer from Ghana. Young but not small. Humble but full of hunger to learn and confidence to achieve greater heights in the world of online journalism. Emmanuel is passionate about the Beautiful Game with special love for English giants Manchester United and their former number 7 icon, Cristiano Ronaldo. In his leisure time, he loves writing and reading practically anything; old notes, e-books, articles... you name it! The Accra native and devoted Christian also loves drawing, swimming, watching and playing football both on the field and via FIFA video games. At times, Emmanuel loves to find himself alone at the beach and in nature.

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