Cristiano Ronaldo has now registered 71 international goals, moving clear of Robbie Keane and Gerd Müller and share the third place with Miroslav Klose on the list of Europe’s all-time top scorers.
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has Europe’s top three all-time leading marksmen in his sights after taking his tally to 10 in five games in the European Qualifiers.
Ronaldo’s tally of 71 goals from 138 games is good enough for third on the all-time list, moving him ahead of Gerd Müller and Robbie Keane. Now he is sharing the third position with Germany’s Miroslav Klose. He has some way to go to catch Ferenc Puskás’s record of 84 goals, but if he continues at his current rate then there is every chance he will.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s 71st goal for Portugal against Sweden has secured his place among the top 10 international goalscorers of all time.
The Real Madrid star now sits joint-ninth in the historic rankings alongside Miroslav Klose, Kiatisuk Senamuang and Majed Abdullah, though he does have the lowest goals-per-game rate of the quartet.
Europe’s All-Time Top International Goalscorers
|1.||Ferenc Puskás||Hungary & Spain||89||84|
|5.||Gerd Müller||West Germany||62||68|
|6.||Robbie Keane||Republic of Ireland||146||68|
|10.||Jan Koller||Czech Republic||91||55|
|11.||Joachim Streich||East Germany||102||55|
|14.||Jon Dahl Tomasson||Denmark||112||52|
|18.||Robin van Persie||Netherlands||101||50|
Cristiano Ronaldo Moves into Top 10 International Scorers
At 32, Cristiano Ronaldo has a legitimate chance of becoming the top international goalscorer in European football history by surpassing Ferenc Puskas’ total of 84 for Hungary, although the worldwide record may be beyond him.
|9||Majed Abdullah||Saudi Arabia||71|