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Ronaldo Closing In On Messi World Record?

Cristiano Ronaldo Closing In On Lionel World Record?

By David Kappel - Sep 05, 2017 09:00 PM @kappilinho

Real Madrid and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been in superb form in 2017, and is now closing in on a world record he jointly holds with Lionel Messi.

Read: In-form Ronaldo Closes In On European All-Time Goal Record

The Portuguese netted three goals for Portugal over the current international break, taking his tally for the national team to 10 this year and 78 overall  –  one more than Brazil legend Pele scored for the Selecao.

Ronaldo started the year with a brace against Hungary before adding a goal against Sweden and another brace against Latvia. At the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, Ronaldo scored two goals in four games as his side finished third. In addition, he netted a hat-trick against Faroe Islands on Thursday.

Furthermore, the Portuguese also scored 10 goals in the latter stages of the UEFA Champions League, almost singlehandedly eliminating Bayern Munich (five goals) and Atletico Madrid (three goals) in the quarter- and semi-finals, respectively, before scoring twice against Juventus in the final.

Overall, Ronaldo has now already scored 20 international goals in 2017, closing in on his own world record of 25, which he set in 2013. He shares the record with longstanding rival Messi, according to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

The Argentine also netted 25 international goals during his world record year in 2012, when he ended up scoring an impressive 91 times in all competitions for club and country.

Following his latest exploits, Ronaldo still has five games with Portugal plus six Champions League group stage matches and a potential two appearances at the FIFA Club World Cup to add six more strikes to his international tally for the year and become the sole world record holder.

Read: Ronaldo's New Role At Real Decided?

The IFHHS usually crowns the World's Top Goalscorer, based on goals for the national team and at international club competitions, at the end of each calendar and Ronaldo is on track to lift the award a fourth time.

How many international goals do you think Ronaldo can still add before the turn of the year? Have your say in the comments section below.


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sabza92 Joined: 03 Mar 2014
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sabza92 Sep 15, 2017 08:10 AM
Ronaldo is the best player on Champions league history. Messi is the best player who ever play football history
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berbatov Sep 09, 2017 05:13 PM
ipredict 10 goals
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gangisamhlave Sep 08, 2017 03:01 AM
I c what cr7 is doing he want 2 get rid of the name messi for ever
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laqwela Sep 07, 2017 08:03 AM
he will fail to score in the first 3 (haters will be celebrating) only to come and score 17 in the next 10. unjalo
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La'Quintah Sep 06, 2017 08:08 PM
Cr7 can't fail to score 6 goals in 13 games
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tinashenengomasha Sep 06, 2017 06:05 PM
he wl scores 15
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jujunation4lyf Sep 06, 2017 10:40 AM
King cr7 believe in him!
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RealChelseaChiefs Sep 06, 2017 10:14 AM
Ronaldo has either scored stunners or assisted in every game he has played this season for both Club and Country while Messi has take 4PENALTIES and missed one against newly promoted Keeper lol and who is Penaldo?
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RealChelseaChiefs Sep 06, 2017 10:12 AM
@Faysal duhm Messi fans, they are currently level it's not Jessi's record, they are joint holders or uEnglish is a problem just like how scoring in big and important games is for sismessi?
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Faysal Sep 06, 2017 09:46 AM
Penaldo is tired to chase messi how long wil he last runing after messi records plus messi is younger than him
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alizebucs1986 Sep 06, 2017 09:23 AM
@2legend1 as long as he equaled it,it is his Record.CR7 and Records r friends
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vijjox Sep 06, 2017 09:14 AM
Yooo whats going with editor?
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lulikho Joined: 08 Aug 2013
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lulikho Sep 06, 2017 09:01 AM
Its not Messi record, its CR7's record cowditor....
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King of them ALL(Mae a Cowditor) Joined: 10 Aug 2017
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King of them ALL(Mae a Cowditor) Sep 06, 2017 08:55 AM
mxm no news here #kIngJ
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shadae Sep 06, 2017 08:52 AM
He bana dis guy tho
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Khosification Amu86 Sep 06, 2017 08:50 AM
Consider it broken cowditor, He is going to Score 10 goals to set a new record
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The_Fakesmile Sep 06, 2017 08:46 AM
I dont understand these records you always talk about,even the ones King CR7 and Messi dont know about.
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mdukhune Sep 06, 2017 08:43 AM
CR7 the king
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2legend1 Sep 06, 2017 08:41 AM
Wat idiots fail to realise is that messi reached the milestone first that's y its his record Ronaldo equaled it later in the year
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jinks Sep 06, 2017 08:33 AM
What is so gud about Ronaldo is that he balances his performance and is not showing signs of declining.

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