In-form Ronaldo Closes In On European All-Time Goal Record
In-form Cristiano Ronaldo Closes In On European All-Time Goal Record
Cristiano Ronaldo put in a Man of the Match performance against Faroe Islands, climbing to second spot in Europe's all-time international goalscorers ranking in the process.
Click through the gallery above to see Europe's 10 top international goalscorers of all time.
The Portugal captain scored a hat-trick in his side's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Faroe Islands on Thursday night, which they won 5-1.
Following his triple strikes, Ronaldo moved clear of Sandor Kocsis, who is now in third place with 75 goals, and is now only six behind all-time record scorer Ferenc Puskas on 84 strikes, as confirmed by UEFA.
Names such as Miroslav Klose, Gerd Muller and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are also among the top 10 European international all-time scorers.
Ronaldo has been in superb form for Portugal of late, having scored 14 goals in the past six World Cup qualifiers he has played in for the European champions.
Portugal remain in second place behind Switzerland in their World Cup qualification group, having won seven games, and lost one.
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