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Ronaldo Now 3rd Among All-Time Record Scorers Worldwide

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo Now 3rd Among All-Time Record Scorers Worldwide

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By David Kappel - Mar 26, 2018 01:34 PM @kappilinho

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has overtaken Africa's best ever marksman and climbed into third spot among the top international goalscorers in history.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the seven leading international goalscorers in the history of the game.

The Portuguese has been in superb form in 2018, scoring 23 goals since the turn of the year, and his latest two strikes helped his national team beat Egypt 2-1 on Friday.

Overall, Ronaldo has now scored 81 goals for the 2016 UEFA European Championship winners, with only two players having scored more international goals than he has.

Following his latest brace, Ronaldo overtook Zambia's Godfrey Chitalu, whose 79 goals he equaled during the international break in October. Ronaldo also jumped above Japanese forward Kunishige Kamamoto, who netted 80 goals in 84 appearances between 1964 and 1977.

Only legendary Hungary and Real Madrid forward Ferenc Puskas, with 84 goals, and Iran striker Ali Daei have scored more international goals than the 33-year-old.

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Daei wrote his name in the record books as the leading international goalscorer worldwide after scoring 109 times in 149 matches between 1993 and 2006 for Iran.

Do you think Ronaldo can still become the world's record scorer at international level? Have your say in the comments section below.


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clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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clemz7 Mar 28, 2018 07:06 AM
He cannot overtake maybe he will be number 2
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Ezequienho Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Ezequienho Mar 27, 2018 08:57 PM
@Barcenal 9 - 509 goals, and what's wrong with penalties? Cos Messi has failed 18 or 19 times to convert from 12 yards out... I bet you didn't even play the beautiful game
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lucky555 Joined: 12 Jun 2015
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lucky555 Mar 27, 2018 01:05 PM
best goal scorer in the World but the black panther said there's no comparison in him nd Cr7 coz his goals are not scored against Liechtenstein etc
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Barcenal 9 Joined: 23 Mar 2018
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Barcenal 9 Mar 27, 2018 10:38 AM
Most of ur king's goals r from diving penalties, like last nyt against the Oranje, he deliberately kicked the grass looking for penalty, eish Ronaldo mara
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Barcenal 9 Joined: 23 Mar 2018
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Barcenal 9 Mar 27, 2018 10:36 AM
The so called king followers, how many goals does ur king scored, except for penalties
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Boris Becker Mar 27, 2018 04:25 AM
Daei is the King qha ke.
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Chicharito07 Mar 27, 2018 01:49 AM
Check Daei's record my brother @Prayer@k4l
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Chicharito07 Mar 27, 2018 01:45 AM
Unreal
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patbokaba@gmail.com Mar 26, 2018 11:16 PM
Our own Portia Modise scored a 100. Why is she rightfully counted in and hailed?
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MSANDROTIC Mar 26, 2018 09:23 PM
Maybe if he is still playing for the National team, but I think he'll retire any time soon
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Faysal Mar 26, 2018 07:20 PM
No news here
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Prayer@k4l Mar 26, 2018 05:59 PM
This is worldwide...reminder to haters
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Prayer@k4l Mar 26, 2018 05:58 PM
4 goals will take him to the top spot...The best
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Prayer@k4l Mar 26, 2018 05:58 PM
The best
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Prayer@k4l Mar 26, 2018 05:57 PM
King Cr7
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Goldenzebra Mar 26, 2018 05:03 PM
where is Mesis?
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Mar 26, 2018 04:48 PM
Where's the lil Dictator?
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Matayitayi Mar 26, 2018 04:42 PM
Penaldo is improving
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vijjox Mar 26, 2018 03:27 PM
Mintirho ya vulavula
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Pirates_999 Mar 26, 2018 03:25 PM
He is the only current player that really tried since 2000

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