Messi Missing as Ronaldo on the Verge of World Record


Cristiano Ronaldo is edging closer to becoming the all-time highest goal scorer in international football with the Portuguese only a mere 7 goals from matching Iranian legend, Ali Daei’s record.

Messi Missing as Ronaldo on the Verge of World Record

Ronaldo has amassed a total of 102 goals for Portugal already and with the Juventus forward showing no signs of stopping, it looks like it is only a matter of time before he wears the crown as the player with the most international goals.

Ronaldo continues to threaten the record every time he makes an appearance for Portugal and although he can no longer break it this year, he could when the international break resumes in March 2021.

Ali Daei has been at the helm of the chart for 14 years and neither Lionel Messi, Neymar nor free-scoring Lewandowski has matched him with Ronaldo the likeliest to break the record.

The Portuguese captain has already declared he has eyes on the record, claiming he will break it prior to scoring an impressive two goals against Sweden.

“All records must be broken and I will beat that record,” Ronaldo said.

The 5-time Ballon D’or winner received praises from notable football luminaries when he reached a century of international goals with former teammate, Rio Ferdinand praising the achievement.

Top 7 All-Time Highest International Goal Scorers

Here are the top 7 all-time highest goal scorers in international football. Messi is missing on the list as Ronaldo chases another impressive goal record.

  1. Ali Daei (Iran) – 109 goals
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 102 goals
  3. Mokhtar Dahari (Malaysia) – 88 goals
  4. Ferenc Puskas (Hungary) – 84 goals
  5. Godfrey Chitalu (Zambia) – 79 goals
  6. Hussein Saeed (Iraq) – 78 goals
  7. Pele (Brazil) 77 goals

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