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Cristiano Ronaldo Broke 3 More Records Over International Break

By David Kappel - Sep 06, 2017 09:00 PM @kappilinho

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo broke three more impressive records over the recent international break, and equalled another.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see best goalscorers in a single European World Cup qualification campaign.

The Portuguese netted a hat-trick in Portugal's 5-1 routing of Faroe Islands, before assisting the only goal in their 1-0 win over Hungary over the course of the international break.

With his triple strike against Faroe, Ronaldo took his overall tally to 78 goals for his national team, one more than legendary Brazilian Pele.

In addition, the 32-year-old took his tally for the current World Cup qualification round to 14 strikes, equalling Pedrag Mijatovic's record for Yugoslavia from 1998, as pointed out by UEFA.

Mijatovic set the record for most goals in a World Cup or UEFA European Championship qualification campaign, but scored seven of his 14 strikes in a 12-1 play-off aggregate win over Hungary.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, netted his 14 strikes in just seven games in Portugal's European qualifying group, bettering the previous record held Northern Ireland's David Healy, who scored 13 times in qualification in 2008 – a record Robert Lewandowski equalled in 2016.

The Portugal captain's hat-trick against Faroe also took him three clear strikes of Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko, with whom he shared the record for 29 career World Cup qualifying goals.

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

Last but not least, Ronaldo has now netted 32 career World Cup goals (in qualification and the actual tournament), moving three clear of Germany's Miroslav Klose, who finished his career on 29 strikes.

Do you think Ronaldo is among the greatest goalscorers in World Cup history? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Kgandashisa the King Joined: 23 Jul 2017
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Kgandashisa the King Sep 07, 2017 09:29 PM
Yoooooooooooo ke bosso
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MacG* Joined: 01 Apr 2017
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MacG* Sep 07, 2017 03:11 PM
IT'S HIM, IT'S ALWAYS BEEN HIM... Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
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Soni_JX Sep 07, 2017 12:12 PM
#HANDS OFF NEYMAR....cows
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fanist Sep 07, 2017 11:42 AM
Who else could do if it's not the King himself Cristianooo! Unlike those who shine on club level only like Manyama or Messi and I'm expecting him to quit once again lol
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Faysal Sep 07, 2017 11:17 AM
Even if cowbusa plays against small national teams likes of botswana lesotho namibia list goes on in 20 games for sure he wil break benni's record
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musa005 Sep 07, 2017 10:15 AM
@nicco14_k4l What's to talk about from other players?Should we talk about fouls,missed chances,missed penalties,cards???...Goals win games mate
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old dog Sep 07, 2017 10:09 AM
@nicco14_k41 you're right chief ultimately that's the difference between winners n losers. Y would we waste time talking about losers n their records. If you do it best, we'll definitely talk about it no doubt
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nicco14_k4l Sep 07, 2017 09:29 AM
beside goals there is nothing more to say about this oke
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Povie09 Sep 07, 2017 08:46 AM
Simple his the best
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Sello Boitsile Sep 07, 2017 08:33 AM
King CR7. the record breaker of all time
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Makarios Sep 07, 2017 08:32 AM
A trendsetter and a record breaker.
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Noerkie Sep 07, 2017 08:11 AM
He is simply the God of football. CR7
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mosville Sep 07, 2017 08:01 AM
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Got-Endless-Love-For-Sea-Robbers Sep 07, 2017 07:36 AM
He is among 'em all .. I say this again and again that this guy is the king
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alizebucs1986 Sep 07, 2017 07:32 AM
Messi was on a holiday in Buino Aires this International break
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andrewz Sep 07, 2017 07:25 AM
WHAT IS COW MESSI DOING DURING THIS FIFA BREAK COWDITER? WE ALWAYS HERE CR7 AND NOT THIS MESSI
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sipho sithole Sep 07, 2017 07:12 AM
He is doing good job
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lopi Sep 07, 2017 06:58 AM
CR7 is back aweh oye
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jinks Sep 07, 2017 05:58 AM
The REALKing of football KING Cr7 the best in the world.Not someone who only performs in laliga and you want to say he is the best in the world thats very misleading.
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RealChelseaChiefs Sep 07, 2017 05:16 AM
Hihihi check comments from sismessi fans, Messi couldn't score against Venezuela's under 23 lol full 90 minutes , no penalty. No unfair red card NO GOAL.....

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