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Ronaldo Breaks Pele's All-Time Record

Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Pele's All-Time Record

By David Kappel - Sep 01, 2017 09:00 PM @kappilinho

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has continued his superb form and surpassed a goalscoring record of Brazil legend Pele's, while entering an illustrious group of international goalscorers.

Click through the gallery above to see the five leading all-time international goalscorers.

The 32-year-old netted a hat-trick in Portugal's 5-1 over Faroe Islands on Thursday night, taking his tally for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign to 14 strikes in just six games.

Overall, Ronaldo has now scored 78 goals in 144 games for the 2016 UEFA European Championship winners, bettering legendary Brazilian Pele's record.

The three-time World Cup winner netted 77 strikes in 93 games for the Selecao, but Ronaldo has now overtaken him.

Following his hat-trick, Ronaldo now sits in joint fifth position among the all-time international goalscorers, as pointed out by Bleacher Report. He joined Iraq striker Hussein Saeed in fifth spot with 78 goals, but still needs to score 31 more to level the all-time record held Ali Daei, who netted 109 times during his international career with Iran.

Pele himself congratulated Ronaldo on his latest milestone, sending him a message via Twitter.

Read: Brothers Who Played For The Same Club

The triple strike against Faroe Islands was Ronaldo's 48th career hat-trick, more than any other active player. It was his fifth for Portugal, while he has also netted 42 for Real and one for Manchester United, according to Squawka.

Do you think Ronaldo is a better goalscorer than Pele was? Have your say in the comments section below.


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leendomint Joined: 11 Oct 2016
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leendomint Sep 07, 2017 03:56 PM
@nicco14_k4l CR 7 scored 2 hat-tricks against Atletico de Madrid last season alone 1st leg league game and 1st leg Champions league semi final...please i argue you to remove you comment
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takandalo Sep 04, 2017 04:11 PM
@nicco14_k4l remove ur comment chief ,it's show you didn't watched champions league semi's last season ....
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nicco14_k4l Sep 04, 2017 12:10 PM
It's funny to know the teams he scored hat-tricks against.He will never score hat-trick against Barca or Atletico.FACT!!
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mapickamantsoe Sep 04, 2017 11:37 AM
I like it for the Zambian, Africa e emetsoe
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mapickamantsoe Sep 04, 2017 11:36 AM
this guy is beyond any imaginable limits. khuluk!
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jinks Sep 03, 2017 01:48 PM
Ronaldo has 5 hat-tricks for Portugal.48 hat-tricks altogether yoh this guy.And how many has Messi for Argentina?
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T T Larry Sep 03, 2017 08:19 AM
@Maj if this team is unknown to you why does FIFA know it and allowed it to play I dedicate Davido-CRISTIANO MR RONALDO
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Kgandashisa the King Sep 02, 2017 09:01 PM
The best in our lifetime, CR7
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Fhulu m Sep 02, 2017 02:12 PM
All hail king cr7
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Maj Sep 02, 2017 01:54 PM
Mxm scoring all those goals against unkown cowntries.
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smartcoach Sep 02, 2017 12:35 PM
Neymar,if he stays fit,will end up being the all time goalscorer
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Sandile2743 Sep 02, 2017 12:34 PM
In King CR7 I believe.
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musa005 Sep 02, 2017 11:47 AM
The best finisher the game has ever seen!
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alizebucs1986 Sep 02, 2017 11:28 AM
48 Career hat-tricks eat that haters
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Mpho Poster Sep 02, 2017 10:52 AM
@TUMI-555 dont be jealous Pele played when yu could even pass yur keeper n he handles the ball. Yu could even drible the whole ground but Today there is no rum for that n there are techtics like Park the bus or sit n catch on counter
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MacG* Sep 02, 2017 10:50 AM
The triple strike against the Faroe Islands was Ronaldo's 48th career hat-trick, more than any other active player. THAT'S HIM IT'S ALWAYS HIM OUR HATTRICKNALDO... OUR PENALDO... THE KING OF FOOTBALL CR7. HALA MADRID!! MADRID!!
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Mpho Poster Sep 02, 2017 10:48 AM
If Messi n Dybala were going to kill Faroe Island why cant they win all Copa America?
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jstice26 Sep 02, 2017 10:29 AM
This guy is a myth
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TUMI-555 Sep 02, 2017 10:05 AM
77 for 96 games Pele....... 77 for 144 games Ronaldo.... editor be serious pls
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RealManUchiefz Sep 02, 2017 09:46 AM
This goes to show we hv some emotional little galz here who blogg wth their little emotion who are always on their periods they dnt knw football this has nothing to do wth games plyd its about goals scored thts wht the record is about pple jst hate bcoz thy can tht shows how little life they have#bladcheerleaders

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