Ronaldo inches closer to world record

FIFA World Cup 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo has inched one goal closer to becoming the world's record goalscorer on the international stage after finding the back of the net for Portugal on Tuesday.

Ronaldo, who is Portugal's most-capped player and all-time leading goalscorer, extended both national team records on Tuesday when he started and scored in the reigning European champions' 3-1 come-from-behind FIFA World Cup qualifier win over Luxembourg.

In doing so, the 36-year-old Juventus forward took his senior international tally to an incredible 103 goals, which saw him inch closer to the world record held by former Iran striker Ali Daei, who netted 109 times during his glittering career with the Persian Stars.

Ronaldo's tally includes just 18 goals scored in friendly encounters, 23 more across four World Cup tournaments, four UEFA Europan Championships, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the UEFA Nations League, and a further 62 in the qualification campaigns for these respective competitions.

Of his overall haul, Sweden and Lithuania have felt the brunt of his goalscoring prowess on the most occasions, with both European nations having conceded seven times each to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Scroll through the gallery below to see some of the other international records Ronaldo currently holds

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