Ronaldo 700: A breakdown of CR7’s goals for club and country


Cristiano Ronaldo's one-man assault to claim every goalscoring record ever invented continued this week, the Portuguese superstar scoring the 700th goal of his magnificent career during Portugal's Euro 2020 qualifier with Ukraine.

It was his 700th goal as a player, the sixth top scorer for club and country for all time.

Having fallen two goals behind, Ronaldo ensured the night was all about him as he calmly slotted in the penalty kick awarded to his team.

Unfortunately for Ronaldo and his fellow countrymen reaching the landmark, done before Lionel Messi could manage the same with the Argentina forward on 699, didn't end with a win.

What a moment for Ronaldo, though, unfortunately for Portugal, Ukraine won the match to clinch a spot at Euro 2020.

The three points for the hosts means they confirmed their qualification for next summer's tournament whilst holders Portugal are yet to confirm their participation.

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Despite losing the match, the Juventus forward was in high spirits after reaching the ridiculous goal record, saying, "Not just anyone can reach this figure".

"It's not for anyone to reach this number and I thank everyone, team mates, colleagues, coaches and everyone who helped Cristiano become the player that he is". "We played well, but we didn't win".

"At half-time I tried to rectify things and we improved, but we went into the break with an unfair scoreline - it should have been 2-1 and not 2-0".

"The records come naturally", Ronaldo said.

As much as things, they stay the same.

Ronaldo, 34, made his worldwide debut at the age of 18 in a 1-0 victory over Kazakhstan on August 20, 2003, and scored his first goal in the opening match of Euro 2004, which Portugal lost 2-1 to eventual winners Greece on June 12, 2004.