Ronaldo Ends 2017 As International World Record Scorer
Cristiano Ronaldo Ends 2017 As International World Record Scorer
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo finished 2017 as new world record scorer in international competitions after breaking a record previously held by longstanding rival Lionel Messi.
The Argentine scored 25 goals in international competition for club and country during his world-record year when he hit 91 goals for FC Barcelona and Argentina in 2012. This year, however, Ronaldo has beaten Messi’s international record by seven goals.
He already broke his rival’s record in October when he scored in the UEFA Champions League against Tottenham Hotspur.
He has since added four more in the Champions League, one in the second clash against Tottenham Hotspur, two against APOEL and another against Borussia Dortmund.
This week, he managed to score twice at the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup, where he received the silver ball, to take his international tally to 21 for Los Blancos.
Overall, Ronaldo finishes the year 2017 with 32 international goals – 21 for Real and 11 with the national team.
The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) annually crowns the World’s Best Top Goalscorer, based on goals for their national team and in international club competitions, and Ronaldo will pick up his fourth award after 2013, 2014 and 2016.
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