It is only a matter of time before Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the all-time international top scorer in Portugal colors. Following his recent goal drought, the Portugal captain scored his 31st goal in the World Cup qualifying in Portugal’s 3-1 victory at Luxembourg.
Meanwhile, it was much relief for Cristiano whose goal was wrongly denied in his previous outing against Serbia.
But having been on the scoresheet against Luxembourg means Ronaldo has now scored for Portugal in every calendar year since his first international goal in 2004.
Again, the 36-year-old forward is now six goals away from tying the all-time scoring record for a men’s national team. The record for the all-time international top scorer is held by former Iran striker Ali Daei, the only other male soccer player to surpass the 100-goal milestone.
In the game against Luxembourg, Gerson Rodrigues gave the host a shock lead in the 30th minute but Diogo Jota equalized for Portugal in the second minute of first-half stoppage time. While Ronaldo and Joao Palhinha added second-half goals to secure a comeback win for Fernando Santos and co.
At the moment in Portugal’s World Cup qualifying group, they are tied with seven points at the top after three games with Serbia.
Moreover, Cristiano Ronaldo could become the all-time international top scorer any moment before the end of the year, should he continue to score at this rate. He could even achieve this feat sometime in June during the Euros!