Cristiano Ronaldo scores 100th international goal for Portugal vs Sweden in Uefa Nations League

The 35-year-old is just the second male footballer ever to accomplish the feat after Iran’s Ali Daei

Jack Rathborn
Tuesday 08 September 2020 22:14
All of Cristiano Ronaldo's 2019-20 goals

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his 100th and 101st international goals for Portugal against Sweden. 

Ronaldo is the first ever European male player to bring up a century of goals in the international game.

The European champions took the lead after the Juventus superstar struck on the stroke of half-time in Stockholm.

The 35-year-old produced a spectacular free-kick to give Fernando Santos’ side the lead in his 165th cap for his country.

Ronaldo is just the second male player to achieve the milestone, following Ali Daei of Iran (109).

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th international goal for Portugal

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner will now hope to surpass Daei and become the leading male scorer in international football history.

The goal against Sweden was his 10th direct free-kick for the Selecao.

Ronaldo sent the free-kick, positioned centrally, high over the wall, dipping viciously into the top left corner. 

His trademark celebration followed as he wheeled away in delight towards the Portugal bench to celebrate with Santos and the substitutes.

A second goal of the night in the 2-0 victory arrived in the second half, talking Ronaldo to 101 and now just eight goals away from the all-time record.

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