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Cristiano Ronaldo, at 35, is more relevant than ever. The goal he scored against Sweden in the Nations League match 45 minutes into the first half was the 100th for the Portugal team. Then he put in 101. He is the second player to reach that figure in history in matches between selected seniors and was eight to reach the record of the Iranian striker Ali Daei, who scored 109 in 149 games between 1993 and 2006.

At the Friend Arena in Solna, Stockholm, CR7 began to play the 165th match with the Portugal National Team on Tuesday 8, the first of this year. In November 2019, in the last two qualifying matches for the Eurocup that was to be played this year but was finally postponed for next year, the striker had been one hundred goals away, after scoring three in the 6 -0 to Lithuania and one in 2-0 to Luxembourg.

The numbers of Cristiano Ronaldo after 17 years they are overwhelming. The premiere in the representative of his country was on August 20, 2003 against Kazakhstan (1-0), although the first goal was only scored on June 12, 2004, in the European Championship, against Greece (1-2). In the middle of the World Cup in Russia, she displaced the Hungarian from second place Ferenc Puskas, who scored 84 goals in 85 games. In the 1-0 against Morocco, he reached 85 goals.

The Juventus player’s scoring ability did not wane despite his age. Last year he scored 14 goals, three in the first edition of the Nations League, which Portugal won, and eleven in the European Cup of Nations Qualifiers. On the return from the official national team competition, again he left his stamp.

Cristiano also he is the third player with the most official goals in history. In addition to the 101 that he adds with his National Team, he accumulates 638 in clubs, that is, 739 in total. He only has two Brazilians ahead: Romario, 747; and Pelé, 757. At this rate, in the season that begins in Europe, it does not seem unreasonable for him to seize first place.

Serie A will start on the weekend of September 19 and 20 and in the debut Juventus will face Sampdoria. In addition to the commitments with his club, Cristiano has another six games this year between October and November for the Nations League.

With numbers similar to Lionel Messi in clubs, the Portuguese makes a huge difference in this field to the Argentine, who is also the top scorer in the history of the Argentine National Team, with 70 conquests. The Rosario is 15th among the players who scored the most goals in matches between national teams.

Under the podium composed of Daei, CR7 and Puskas appear Godfrey Chitalú (Zambia) with 79; Hussein Saeed (Irak), 78; Pelé (Brazil), 77; Sandor Kocsis (Hungary), 75; Kunishige Kamamoto (Japan), 75; Bashar Abdullah | (Kuwait), 75; and Sunil Chhetri (India, 72). Messi is three goals short to break into the top 10.

Ali Daei, the player Cristiano has in his sights, was called Maradona of Iran and was so popular in Asia that he was an ambassador for Unicef. After his beginnings in the leagues of Iran and Qatar, in 1997 he jumped to the Bundelisga hired by the Arminia Bielefeld and then went on to mighty Bayern Munich. Daei played the World Cup in France and participated in the historic clash that Iran beat the United States 2-1.

Daei has led the all-time scoring chart since 2003, when he reached 85 goals and beat Puskas. Now his reign is in jeopardy. Lurks CR7.

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