Cristiano Ronaldo’s astonishing number of goals for the national team and a small comparison with some of the other GOATs

Cristiano Ronaldo

On Thursday, Lithuania made the list of teams that have been crushed by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Rondalo who will soon turn 35 years old in February 2020 destroyed Juventus’ suggestions that given his knee injury he is not at his peak fitness by adding another hat-trick to his name. Portugal won 6-0 in the Euro 2020 Qualifier.

After last night’s hat-trick Ronaldo have 55 career hat-tricks and nine national hat-tricks under his belt.

The 34 year old Portuguese player who have won the Ballon d’Or 5 times now have scored 98 international goals. He needs to score 12 more goals in order to become the most international goal scorer of all time, as of now the title is with Ali Daei with 109 international goals.

We are sure that Ronaldo will surpass the former Iranian footballer and take away the title.

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Though the debate of who is better, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi can never be put to rest in terms of domestic career, but when it comes to international football, Ronaldo is miles ahead.

Below is the list of some of the GOATs (Greatest Of All Times) in the football words and their international goals tally which show they are so far behind the Portuguese:

Pele | Brazil

pele

People argue that Pele played in a different era, and the stats cannot be compared, but one should not forget that he played amongst some of the best players of that time when he represented Brazil. Pele have score 77 international goals.

Miroslav Klose | Germany

Miroslav Klose

Klose have not only scored 71 international goals in his career, but there is a reason why he is regarded as the undisputed king of the Football World Cup, he has scored the highest number of goals in World Cups. Klose have scored 16 goals in just 24 games for Germany in different World Cups.

Sunil Chhetri | India

Sunil Chhetri

So proud to put an Indian on the list, Sunil Chhetri is the 10 highest international goal scorer, more than the likes of Brazilian legend Ronaldo, Spain’s David Villa, England’s Wayne Rooney, and probably the biggest of them all, Argentina’s Lionel Messi. Chhetri has scored 72 international goals.

Lionel Messi | Argentina

Lionel Messi

Messi has been proving himself time and time again in domestic career, but sadly, when it comes to international football, he has failed to steer Argentina in winning any major international competitions. However, Lionel Messi have 68 international goals to his name.

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David Villa | Spain

David Villa

Villa announced that he will bid adieu to the football world in January. The Spanish striker was an integral part of the Spanish International Football team (La Roja) between 2008-2012, it was in this period that Spain won a World Cup and 2 European Championships. Davil Villa has scored 59 goals for Spain.

Ronaldo is still going strong at the age of 34 and shows no signs of stopping. When he joined Juventus in 2018, according to his medical reports from Juventus, he had the physical fitness of a 20 year old.

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