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Cristiano Ronaldo Surpasses Miroslav Klose

The phenomenon which is Cristiano Ronaldo shows absolutely no sign of slowing down. After a headline grabbing brace in last weekend’s Champions League Final against Juventus he was at it again last night with a brace against Latvia in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

That in itself may not sound all that important but going into the game he was tied with Miroslav Klose as the third highest European international goalscorer on 71 goals but with that brace he has now gone clear third with a tally of 73 goals.

The next person in his sights will be that of Hungarian international Sandor Kocsis who scored just two more with 75 goals to his name. With the Real Madrid star needing just a hat-trick to go second in the all time list that is something that looks more than achievable.

Once Kocsis has been overtaken then there is only one name left on the list to get the better off and that is none other then Ferenc Puskas, Puskas registered 84 goals in 85 appearances between 1945 and 1956 before defecting to the West after a fixture in Bilbao.

That means that Cristiano Ronaldo requires 12 more international goals to become the all time top European international scorer, the fact that the former Manchester United player can probably play to Euro 2024 due to his freakish level of fitness means it is just a case of when and not if this long standing record is toppled.

Here is a list of all his goals for Portugal – Source Wikipedia

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 12 June 2004 Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal  Greece 1–2 1–2 UEFA Euro 2004
2 30 June 2004 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal  Netherlands 1–0 2–1 UEFA Euro 2004
3 4 September 2004 Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia  Latvia 1–0 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 8 September 2004 Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria, Portugal  Estonia 1–0 4–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 13 October 2004 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal  Russia 2–0 7–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 4–0
7 17 November 2004 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 2–0 5–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 4 June 2005 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal  Slovakia 2–0 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
9 8 June 2005 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Estonia 1–0 1–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 1 March 2006 LTU Arena, Düsseldorf, Germany  Saudi Arabia 1–0 3–0 Friendly
11 3–0
12 17 June 2006 Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany  Iran 2–0 2–0 2006 FIFA World Cup
13 7 October 2006 Estádio do Bessa, Porto, Portugal  Azerbaijan 1–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
14 3–0
15 15 November 2006 Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal  Kazakhstan 2–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
16 24 March 2007 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal  Belgium 2–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
17 4–0
18 22 August 2007 Hanrapetakan Stadium, Yerevan, Armenia  Armenia 1–1 1–1 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
19 8 September 2007 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal  Poland 2–1 2–2 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
20 17 October 2007 Almaty Central Stadium, Almaty, Kazakhstan  Kazakhstan 2–0 2–1 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
21 11 June 2008 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland  Czech Republic 2–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 2008
22 11 February 2009 Estádio Algarve, Faro, Portugal  Finland 1–0 1–0 Friendly
23 21 June 2010 Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa  North Korea 6–0 7–0 2010 FIFA World Cup
24 8 October 2010 Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal  Denmark 3–1 3–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
25 12 October 2010 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland  Iceland 1–0 3–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
26 9 February 2011 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland  Argentina 1–1 1–2 Friendly
27 10 August 2011 Estádio Algarve, Faro, Portugal  Luxembourg 2–0 5–0 Friendly
28 2 September 2011 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  Cyprus 1–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
29 2–0
30 11 October 2011 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark  Denmark 1–2 1–2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
31 15 November 2011 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–0 6–2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
32 3–1
33 17 June 2012 Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine  Netherlands 1–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2012
34 2–1
35 21 June 2012 National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland  Czech Republic 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2012
36 15 August 2012 Estádio Algarve, Faro, Portugal  Panama 2–0 2–0 Friendly
37 7 September 2012 Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg  Luxembourg 1–1 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
38 6 February 2013 Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimarães, Portugal  Ecuador 1–1 2–3 Friendly
39 10 June 2013 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland  Croatia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
40 14 August 2013 Estádio Algarve, Faro, Portugal  Netherlands 1–1 1–1 Friendly
41 6 September 2013 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland 2–2 4–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
42 3–2
43 4–2
44 15 November 2013 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal  Sweden 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
45 19 November 2013 Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden  Sweden 1–0 3–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
46 2–2
47 3–2
48 5 March 2014 Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria, Portugal  Cameroon 1–0 5–1 Friendly
49 5–1
50 26 June 2014 Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil  Ghana 2–1 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup
51 14 October 2014 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark  Denmark 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
52 14 November 2014 Estádio Algarve, Faro, Portugal  Armenia 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
53 13 June 2015 Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium, Yerevan, Armenia  Armenia 1–1 3–2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
54 2–1
55 3–1
56 29 March 2016 Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria, Portugal  Belgium 2–0 2–1 Friendly
57 8 June 2016 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal  Estonia 1–0 7–0 Friendly
58 3–0
59 22 June 2016 Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon, France  Hungary 2–2 3–3 UEFA Euro 2016
60 3–3
61 6 July 2016 Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon, France  Wales 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2016
62 7 October 2016 Estádio Municipal de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal  Andorra 1–0 6–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
63 2–0
64 4–0
65 5–0
66 10 October 2016 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands  Faroe Islands 4–0 6–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
67 13 November 2016 Estádio Algarve, Faro, Portugal  Latvia 1–0 4–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
68 3–1
69 25 March 2017 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal  Hungary 2–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
70 3–0
71 28 March 2017 Estádio do Marítimo, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal  Sweden 1–0 2–3 Friendly
72 9 June 2017 Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia  Latvia 1–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
73 2–0

But now he has surpassed Miroslav Klose here is a chance to reflect on all of the goals scored by the German international

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