Ronaldo Hits Milestone As Portugal Lose to Ukraine

Cristiano Ronaldo reached a career landmark on Monday by scoring his 700th career goal in Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifier at Ukraine.

The 34-year-old has scored 95 for his country, 450 for Real Madrid, 118 for Manchester United, 32 for Juventus and five for Sporting.

Portugal were beaten 2-1 by Ukraine in the group B match.

His 700 goals so far have come from 973 matches – and he has scored at least once in 458 of those.

Ronaldo is now behind only Iranian Ali Daei in the international charts on 109 goals.

Ronaldo’s goal means he joins an elite group of players to have hit at least 700 goals in their career.

According to data from Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, Juventus forward Ronaldo is still some way behind the most prolific player of all time, with Czech-Austrian Josef Bican scoring 805 career goals.

Next on the list is Brazil legend Romario, who bagged 772, while his compatriot Pele is third on 767.

Hungary legend Ferenc Puskas hit 746 goals, while former Germany striker Gerd Muller rounds out the top five with 735 goals.

Meanwhile, the win for Ukraine means they have qualified for Euro 2020.

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