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.Cristiano Ronald Third on List of Europe's All-time Top Scorers

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

Position Player Century Appearances Goals
1. Ferenc Puskás Hungary & Spain 89 84
2. Sándor Kocsis Hungary 68 75
3. Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 138 71
4. Miroslav Klose Germany 137 71
5. Gerd Müller West Germany 62 68
6. Robbie Keane Republic of Ireland 146 68
7. Zlatan Ibrahimović Sweden 116 62
8. Imre Schlosser Hungary 68 59
9. David Villa Spain 97 59
10. Jan Koller Czech Republic 91 55
11. Joachim Streich East Germany 102 55
12. Wayne Rooney England 117 53
13. Poul Nielsen Denmark 38 52
14. Jon Dahl Tomasson Denmark 112 52
15. Lajos Tichy Hungary 72 51
16. Hakan Sükür Turkey 112 51
17. Thierry Henry France 123 51
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.Cristiano Ronald Third on List of Europe's All-time Top Scorers

Position Player Country Goals
1 Ali Daei Iran 109
2 Ferenc Puskas Hungary 84
3 Kunishige Kamamoto Japan 80
4 Hussein Saeed Iraq 78
5 Pele Brazil 77
6 Godfrey Chitalu Zambia 76
7 Sandor Kocsis Hungary 75
7 Bashar Abdullah Kuwait 75
9 Majed Abdullah Saudi Arabia 71
9 Kiatisuk Senamuang Thailand 71
9 Miroslav Klose Germany 71
9 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal

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