Ronaldo becomes second leading international scorer

first_imgWorld Cup Portugal star Ronaldo becomes second leading international scorer with Morocco goal Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:08 6/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(11) Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2018 Getty Images World Cup Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal v Morocco Morocco Portugal The Real Madrid man is now only behind Iran legend Ali Daei in the rankings after finding the back of the net once again Cristiano Ronaldo has become the second leading international goalscorer of all time after finding the back of the net against Morocco.The Portugal superstar, 33, netted inside the opening five minutes of his side’s World Cup clash at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.Ronaldo has now scored more international goals than any other European player in history following his 85th effort on the international stage. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar And the Real Madrid man is now only behind Iran legend Ali Daei (109 goals) in the all-time rankings.Ronaldo followed up his stunning hat-trick against Spain on matchday one by breaking the European record in what is the latest achievement of his remarkable career.The former Sporting CP and Manchester United ace moved ahead of Hungary icon Ferenc Puskas (84 goals) after quickly heading past Morocco in Moscow.He has also become the first Portugal player since Jose Torres in 1966 to score a goal with his right foot, left foot and head in a single World Cup tournament.Ronaldo had previously struggled at the World Cup but the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has flown out of the blocks in the 2018 edition so far.85 – Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more international goals than any other European player in the history of football (85 goals for Portugal). Historic. #POR #MAR #PORMAR #Ronaldo #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/I3wsEJTGlQ — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2018 He currently leads the way in the race for the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot, with four strikes to his name.Ronaldo scored his first international goal for Portugal all the way back in 2004 in a 2-1 defeat against Greece at the European Championship.last_img