KEY POINTS

  • Portugal defeated Sweden 2-0 in their recent matchup in the UEFA Nations League
  • Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed the 100-goal mark in international competition
  • Ronaldo is looking to break the record of 109 goals

The career achievements of Cristiano Ronaldo keep piling up, as he recently became only the second man in history to attain 100 international goals. This came after a 2-0 victory for Portugal against Sweden in the UEFA Nations League.

The Portuguese legend only trails Ali Daei who scored 109 for Iran in the span of 1993 to 2007. This further solidifies Ronaldo’s status as one of the best to ever play the sport as he adds this milestone to his illustrious career.

"I managed to beat this milestone of 100 goals and now [I'll go] for the record. It's step-by-step. I am not obsessed because I believe the records come in a natural way," Ronaldo said after the match by way of ESPN.

The wait for the 100th goal took several months as his last international goal was back in November 2019, as pointed out by Goal.com.

Throughout his stint as a professional, he’s made a significant impact on any club he’s been a part of. With stays at Manchester United, Real Madrid and currently at Juventus, Ronaldo has dominated on the pitch with his all-around game. It doesn’t matter for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner what stage they’re playing at, as he’s ready to give elite football anytime he pleases.

This was evident in their 2-0 win against Sweden as Ronaldo provided the brace that propelled Portugal to the victory. The defenders had no match for Ronaldo’s craftiness, speed and athleticism on the pitch as he easily netted the two lone goals of the evening.

The current market value of Ronaldo is estimated to be at 60 million Euros. The superstar is still leading his club to numerous victories, as Juventus remains as one of the top teams in Serie A. Throughout his stay with the Allianz Stadium-based squad, he’s made 89 appearances, netted 65 goals and put up 18 assists.

The 35-year-old isn’t looking to stop anytime soon as he’s ready for any challenge ahead of him. For now, the five-time Champions League winner is looking to defend Portugal’s Nations League title as they’re aiming for back-to-back championships.

Cristiano Ronaldo made his Portugal debut in 2003 Cristiano Ronaldo made his Portugal debut in 2003 Photo: AFP / Jonathan NACKSTRAND