Euro 2020 Can reach milestone with a goal against Luxembourg
Cristiano Ronaldo won’t stop breaking records and he’s closing in on another as he approaches his 700th goal, which he could hit when he lines up for Portugal against Luxembourg.
The Portuguese could add two more zeroes to the end of CR7, having enjoyed incredible success throughout his career so far with Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and his country.
“I don’t think about individual prizes,” he said during the last International break, with Portugal sitting second in their group, five points behind Ukraine with a game in hand.
“They’re a consequence of the collective. The important thing is to help the team.
“I scored in Serbia and four in Lithuania so I’m happy.”
Those goals took his count of sides to have suffered to his goals to 152, for both club and country.
It’s no surprise that he’s Portugal’s top scorer with 93 goals in 160 games, and only Iranian Ali Daei‘s 109 international goals beats him.
“I have no doubts that he’ll exceed my record,” Daei himself told MARCA, surrendering to the Juve ace.
“At 34, Ronaldo is still on top and it doesn’t surprise me at all,” said Jose Mourinho.
“He only thinks about winning, breaking records and always getting more. He’s a phenomenon.”
His 699 goals so far have come from 972 matches, scoring at least once in 457 of those and in 12 different competitions, meaning he’s scored a goal every 112 minutes and in 47 percent of the games he’s played.
He scored five in 31 with Sporting, 118 in 292 with United, 451 in 438 in Spain and 32 in 51 at Juventus.
Sweden, Latvia, Andorra and Armenia are his favourite international opponents, having scored against each five times, while for his clubs he prefers to take on Sevilla (27), Atletico Madrid (25), Getafe (23), Celta Vigo (20) and Barcelona (18).
“He’s clearly the best in the world,” said Fernando Santos.
“Cristiano says he’s from Madeira, but he’s from another galaxy.”
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