Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes Europe’s Top Scorer, Overtakes Puskas!
If there’s one footballer who is aging like fine wine, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Even at 33, he steals the limelight from all other footballers. In the already quite impressive Resume, the five-time winner of “FIFA Player of the Year” added yet another achievement.
As Portugal surge on in Russia, Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Europe’s all-time top scorer surpassing Ferenc Puskas. Cristiano matched the legend’s record after a remarkable hat-trick in a 3-3 draw against Spain in the second match of Group B.
Ferenc Puskas held the record of Europe’s all-time top scorer with a total of 84 international goals for Hungary, but it took Ronaldo less than five minutes to take the crown.
Four minutes into the game, Cristiano Ronaldo strikes giving Portugal a 1-0 lead. The early header saw Cristiano Ronaldo surpass the legendary Ferenc Puskas, taking the record of Europe’s all-time leading goalscorer.
The goal took his personal tally in the World Cup to four, and overall international count to 85, surpassing Ferenc Puskas with 84 goals, and confirming his place in the record books.
Not only did the finish also made Ronaldo the first player since Jose Torres in 1966 to score a goal with his left foot, right foot, and head in a single World Cup, but it also moved him back ahead in the race for the World Cup Golden Boot.
Ronaldo has been a goal machine; besides the record he just grabbed, over the course of his career, the Portuguese footballer has received five Ballon d’Or awards. Moreover, he also the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes.
After going past Puskas, and with the record now in his cap, Cristiano is looking right at Iran’s Ali Daei with a total of 109 goals.
Ali Daei is the only man who stands above Cristiano on the all-time international goals list. It would be interesting to see if Ronaldo can get past his mark of 109 goals before his stellar career ends.
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