Cristiano Ronaldo now has 85 international goals, moving above Ferenc Puskás to become Europe's all-time top scorer.
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After scoring the opener in Portugal's FIFA World Cup game against Morocco, Cristiano Ronaldo has overtaken Ferenc Puskás to become Europe's all-time leading international marksman.
The Real Madrid forward moved above Japan's Kunishige Kamamoto (80) in the global rankings in March, and was tied with Puskás (84) until today. Iran's Ali Daei (109) is the only player in world football to have outscored him.
Europe's all-time top international goalscorers
Ferenc Puskás (Hungary & Spain) – 84 goals in 89 appearances
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 85 in 152
Sándor Kocsis (Hungary) – 75 in 68
Miroslav Klose (Germany) – 71 in 137
Gerd Müller (West Germany) – 68 in 62
Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland) – 68 in 146
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden) – 62 in 116
Imre Schlosser (Hungary) – 59 in 68
David Villa (Spain) – 59 in 98
Jan Koller (Czech Republic) – 55 in 91
Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – 55 in 95
Joachim Streich (East Germany) – 55 in 102
Wayne Rooney (England) – 53 in 119
Poul Nielsen (Denmark) – 52 in 38
Edin Džeko (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – 52 in 89
Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark) – 52 in 112
Thierry Henry (France) – 51 in 123
Hakan Sükür (Turkey) – 51 in 112
Lajos Tichy (Hungary) – 51 in 72
Robin van Persie (Netherlands) – 50 in 102
How Ronaldo's international goals have come
- Home or away?
Thirty-nine of Ronaldo's strikes have come at home, 30 away and 16 at final tournaments.
- Win, lose or draw?
Ronaldo has scored in 58 games, with Portugal going on to win 48 of them. They have drawn five and lost five.
- One, two; a one, two, three, four
Ronaldo has hit five hat-tricks, plus one four-goal salvo. There have been 14 doubles, with the remaining 38 goals coming in single file.
- Favourite opponents
Five of Ronaldo's haul have come against each of Andorra, Armenia, Latvia and Sweden, with four apiece versus Estonia, Faroe Islands and the Netherlands. He has never struck against France, Germany, Italy or England.
Data correct as of 20 June 2018