Cristiano Ronaldo has now hit 84 international goals, taking him level with Europe’s all-time top scorer Ferenc Puskás.
After scoring a hat-trick in Portugal’s 3-3 draw against Spain at the FIFA World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo has matched Ferenc Puskás’s record as Europe’s all-time leading international marksman.
The Real Madrid forward moved above Japan’s Kunishige Kamamoto (80) in the global rankings in March and is now tied for second with Puskás (84). Iran’s Ali Daei (109) is the only player to have outscored him. The 33-year-old will overhaul Puskás as Europe’s most prolific international forward if he scores again at the World Cup in Russia.
Europe’s all-time top international goalscorers
Ferenc Puskás (Hungary & Spain) – 84 goals in 89 appearances
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 84 in 151
Sándor Kocsis (Hungary) – 75 in 68
Miroslav Klose (Germany) – 71 in 137
Gerd Müller (West Germany) – 68 in 62
Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland) – 68 in 146
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden) – 62 in 116
Imre Schlosser (Hungary) – 59 in 68
David Villa (Spain) – 59 in 98
Jan Koller (Czech Republic) – 55 in 91
Joachim Streich (East Germany) – 55 in 102
Wayne Rooney (England) – 53 in 119
Poul Nielsen (Denmark) – 52 in 38
Edin Džeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – 52 in 89
Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark) – 52 in 112
Thierry Henry (France) – 51 in 123
Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – 51 in 91
Hakan Sükür (Turkey) – 51 in 112
Lajos Tichy (Hungary) – 51 in 72
Robin van Persie (Netherlands) – 50 in 102
How Ronaldo’s international goals have come
Home or away?
Thirty-nine of Ronaldo’s strikes have come at home, 30 away and 15 at final tournaments.
Win, lose or draw?
Ronaldo has scored in 57 games, with Portugal going on to win 47 of them. They have drawn five and lost five.
One, two; a one, two, three, four
Ronaldo has hit five hat-tricks, plus one four-goal salvo. There have been 14 doubles, with the remaining 37 goals coming in the single file.
Five of Ronaldo’s haul have come against each of Andorra, Armenia, Latvia and Sweden, with four apiece versus Estonia, Faroe Islands and the Netherlands. Spain were the 35th different side he has netted against though he has never struck against France, Germany, Italy or England.
Data correct as of 15 June 2018