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First Time in European History Cristiano Ronaldo has Scored his 100th International Goal

 At last, Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten the record and became the second man to score 100 international goals and the first European man to reach that mark , hitting the landmark for Portugal in Tuesday's UEFA Nations League match vs. Sweden.

He’s only the second player in football history to reach that milestone. Iran’s Ali Daei retired with an official total of 109 goals for his country.

“All records must be broken and I will beat that record,” he previously said regarding the matter.

Ronaldo joins Iran's Ali Daei in the rarefied air after connecting on a gorgeous free kick just before halftime to give Portugal a 1-0 lead. Daei's men's international record of 109 goals is the next target for Ronaldo, who missed Portugal's 4-1 win over Croatia on Saturday with a reported toe ailment. He returned for his 165th cap days later and promptly hit the milestone.

Ronaldo is by far and away the active leader in international goals in men's soccer. India's Sunil Chhetri (72) and Argentina's Lionel Messi (70) are the next closest. On the women's side, 17 players have hit the 100-goal mark, with seven of them Americans. Canada's Christine Sinclair is the all-time leader with 186 goals, two more than USA's retired forward Abby Wambach.

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