Ronaldo’s ‘unique record’ why he is the best?
Breaking records is like Cristiano Ronaldo’s job. Starting from the club to the national team, this one of the best forwards of all time is setting one record after another everywhere.
This time, Ronaldo set another unique record by scoring in the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg.
The Portuguese Juventus star has set an impeccable record of scoring goals for 18 consecutive years in the country’s jersey.
Ronaldo scored his first goal in 2004 in the country’s jersey. Then 18 years have passed in a row. During this long period, CR7 has scored goals for the national team every year.
Ronaldo has come very close to being the top scorer in the history of international football for his country. He is currently in second place with 103 goals and has won the Ballon d’Or five times. Iranian footballer Ali Dai has retained the top spot. The former footballer has scored 109 goals in the country’s jersey.
Portugal beat Luxembourg 3-1 at the Josie Barthel Stadium on the day of Ronaldo’s record. Despite playing good football in the previous match, the Portuguese lost points against Serbia. Referee Danny McKelly finally apologized for being criticized for not scoring Ronaldo’s ‘legitimate goal’ that day.
However, Luxembourg took the lead at home with a goal from Gerson Rodriguez. Diego Jota equalized for Portugal in the added time of the first half. After the break, Ronaldo and Joao Palinia saw the net and the visitors left the field with full points.
With this victory, Portugal has risen to the top of Group ‘A’ in the World Cup qualifiers. Fernando Santos’ team collected seven points in two wins and one draw in three matches. Serbia is in the second position with equal points in the match.