Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 100th international goal for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 100th goal for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo moved past a century of international goals as he scored a brace in Portugal's Nations League victory over Sweden.

  • Scroll down for Ronaldo v Messi comparison stats

The Juventus star, who netted his first for his country in a 2โ€“1 group stage loss to eventual champions Greece at Euro 2004, struck a superb free kick on the stroke of half time to become only the second player ever to reach three figures.

That subsequently put Ronaldo nine behind the international record mark set by Iran's Ali Daei but another stunning effort after 72 minutes of his 165 appearance increased his tally further to 101 while he'd also have chances to bag a 10th Portugal hat-trick.

Nevertheless his side easily held on for all three points against the hosts, who had Gustav Svensson sent off for the challenge that led to the Real Madrid and Manchester United legend's landmark free-kick.

Portugal have two wins from their opening Nations League fixtures, and top the table ahead of France, who beat Croatia 4-2 in Saint-Denis.

Third on the international goalscoring list behind Daei and Ronaldo is the great Ferenc Puskas, who managed 84 goals in 85 games for Hungary, while Pele is fifth with 77 in 92 matches and Lionel Messi is down in joint 15th place alongside Trinidad and Tobago's Stern John with 'just' 70 goals in 138 games for Argentina.

Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi statistics and achievement comparison

CRISTIANO RONALDO

Cristiano Ronaldo's overall goals record

  • Games: 1015 (850 club)
    Won: 774, Drawn 192, Lost: 149
  • Goals: 739 (638 club)
  • Goals per game ratio: 0.72 (0.75 club)
  • Hat-Tricks: 56 (47 club)
  • Four in a game: 8 (six for Real Madrid, two for Portugal)
  • Five in a game: 2 (for Real Madrid)
  • Penalties*: 127 (116 club)
    24 missed overall (18 missed for clubs)
  • Assists*: 263 (223 club)

* According to transfermarkt.co.uk

Club record

  • Games: 850
  • Goals: 638
    Juventus: 65 (89 games)
    Real Madrid: 450 (438 games)
    Manchester United: 118 (292 games)
    Sporting Lisbon: 5 (31 games)
  • Overall Goals per game ratio: 0.75
  • League: 442 (568 games)
    Serie A: 52 (64 games)
    La Liga: 311 (292 games)
    Premier League: 84 (196 games)
    Primeira Liga: 3 (25 games)
    Goals per game ratio: 0.78
  • Champions League: 131* (174 games*)
    Juventus: 10 (17 games)
    Real Madrid: 105 (101 games)
    Manchester United: 16* (55 games*)
    Sporting Lisbon: 0 (1 game*)
    Goals per game ratio: 0.75
  • Domestic Cups: 43 (77 games)
    Coppa Italia: 2 (6 games)
    Copa del Rey: 22 (30 games)
    FA Cup: 13 (26 games)
    EFL Cup: 4 (12 games)
    Taca de Portugal: 2 (3 games)
    Goals per game ratio: 0.56
  • UEFA Cup: 0 (2 games, both for Sporting Lisbon)
  • World Club Cup: 7 (8 games)
    Real Madrid: 6 (6 games)
    Man United: 1 (2 games)
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2 (2 games, both for Real Madrid)
  • Domestic 'Super Cups': 5 (10 games)
    Supercoppa Italiana: 1 (2 games)
    Supercopa: 4 (7 games)
    Community Shield: 0 (1 game)
  • Hat-Tricks: 47
    Juventus: 2
    Real Madrid: 44
    Man United: 1
  • Four in a game: 6
    Real Madrid: 6
  • Five in a game: 2
    Real Madrid: 2
  • Penalties: 116 (18 missed)
    Juventus: 20 (3 misses)
    Real Madrid: 79 (12 misses)
    Man United: 17 (3 misses)
  • Assists: 223

* These stats including Ronaldo playing in four legs of Champions League qualifying-round matches - three for Man United and once for Sporting Lisbon. He scored one qualifying-round goal for Man United.

Cristiano Ronaldo's international goals record

  • Games: 165
  • Goals: 101
  • Goals per game ratio: 0.60
  • World Cup Finals goals: 7 (17 games)
  • World Cup qualification goals: 30 (38 games)
  • European Championship goals: 9 (21 games)
  • European Championship qualification goals: 31 (35 games)
  • Confederation Cup goals: 2 (4 games)
  • Nations League goals: 5 goals (3 games)
  • International friendly goals: 17 (47 games)
  • Hat-Tricks: 9
  • Four in a game: 2
  • Penalties: 14 (6 missed)
  • Assists: 40

How Cristiano Ronaldo scores his goals

BODY PARTS

  • Left foot: 133 (18.05%)
  • Right foot: 476 (64.31%)
  • Head: 128 (17.37%)
  • Other (Arm, midriff): 2 (0.28%)

GOAL TYPE

  • Open play: 556 (75.31%)
  • Free kicks: 56 (7.46%)
  • Penalties: 127 (17.23%)

HOME AND AWAY

  • Home: 407 (55.22%)
  • Away: 292 (39.48%)
  • Neutral: 39 (5.29%)

Ronaldo's season-by-season goals, trophies & Ballon d'Ors

In-running cumulative career goals and games in brackets

  • 2019/20: 50 goals in 53 games (Career: 739 in 1015)
    37 club goals in 46 games (Juventus)
    13 international goals in 7 games
    Trophies: Serie A, Supercoppa Italiana
  • 2018/19: 31 goals in 47 games (Career: 689 in 962)
    28 club goals in 43 games (Juventus)
    3 international goals in 4 games
    Trophies: Serie A, Supercoppa Italiana, UEFA Nations League
  • 2017/18: 54 goals in 55 games (Career: 658 in 915)
    44 club goals in 44 games (Real Madrid)
    10 international goals in 11 games
    Trophies: Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA World Club Cup, Supercopa de Espana, Ballon d'Or
  • 2016/17: 56 goals in 56 games (Career: 604 in 860)
    42 club goals in 46 games (Real Madrid)
    14 international goals in 10 games
    Trophies: La Liga, Champions League, FIFA World Club Cup, Ballon d'Or
  • 2015/16: 57 goals in 61 games (Career: 548 in 804)
    51 club goals in 48 games (Real Madrid)
    6 international goals in 13 games
    Trophies: Champions League, Euro 2016
  • 2014/15: 66 goals in 60 games (Career: 491 in 743)
    61 club goals in 54 games (Real Madrid)
    5 international goals in 6 games
    Trophies: UEFA Super Cup, FIFA World Club Cup, Ballon d'Or
  • 2013/14: 62 goals in 57 games (Career: 425 in 683)
    51 club goals in 47 games (Real Madrid)
    11 international goals in 10 games
    Trophies: Champions League, Copa del Rey, Ballon d'Or
  • 2012/13: 59 goals in 64 games (Career: 363 in 626)
    55 club goals in 55 games (Real Madrid)
    4 international goals in 9 games
    Trophies: Supercopa de Espana
  • 2011/12: 69 goals in 69 games (Career: 304 in 562)
    60 club goals in 55 games (Real Madrid)
    9 international goals in 14 games
    Trophies: La Liga
  • 2010/11: 56 goals in 59 games (Career: 235 in 493)
    53 club goals in 54 games (Real Madrid)
    3 international goals in 5 games
    Trophies: Copa del Rey
  • 2009/10: 34 goals in 46 games (Career: 179 in 434)
    33 club goals in 35 games (Real Madrid)
    1 international goal in 11
    Trophies: None
  • 2008/09: 27 goals in 60 games (Career: 145 in 388)
    26 club goals in 53 games (Man United)
    1 international goal in 7 games
    Trophies: Premier League, League Cup, FIFA World Club Cup, Ballon d'Or
  • 2007/08: 46 goals in 61 games (Career: 118 in 328)
    42 club goals in 49 games (Man United)
    4 international goals in 12 games
    Trophies: Premier League, Champions League, Community Shield
  • 2006/07: 28 goals in 61 games (Career: 72 in 267)
    23 club goals in 53 games (Man United)
    5 international goals in 8 games
    Trophies: Premier League
  • 2005/06: 15 goals in 62 games (Career: 44 in 206)
    12 club goals in 47 games (Man United)
    3 international goals in 15 games
    Trophies: League Cup
  • 2004/05: 16 goals in 60 games (Career: 29 in 144)
    9 club goals in 50 games (Man United)
    7 international goals in 10 games
    Trophies: None
  • 2003/04: 8 goals in 53 games (Career: 13 in 84)
    6 club goals in 40 games (Man United)
    2 international goals in 13 games
    Trophies: FA Cup
  • 2002/03: 5 goals in 31 games
    5 club goals in 31 games (Sporting Lisbon)
    Trophies: Portuguese Super Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo: Century goal milestones

  • 1st goal Sporting Lisbon v Moreirense (October 7, 2002)
    5th match
  • 100th goal v Tottenham (January 27, 2008)
    301st match
  • 200th goal v Valencia (December 4, 2010)
    458th match
  • 300th goal v Granada (May 5, 2012)
    554th match
  • 400th goal v Celta (January 6, 2014)
    653rd match
  • 500th goal v Malmo (September 30, 2015)
    814th match
  • 600th goal v Juventus (June 3, 2017)
    910th match
  • 700th goal v Ukraine (October 14, 2019)
    974th match

Scroll down for full honours and accolades

Club honours

  • Serie A: 2
  • La Liga: 2
  • Premier League: 3
  • Copa del Rey: 2
  • FA Cup: 1
  • English Football League Cup: 2
  • Supercoppa Italiana: 1
  • Spanish Supercup: 2
  • Community Shield: 1
  • Champions League: 5
    Real Madrid: 4
    Man United: 1
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2 (Both with Real Madrid)
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 4
    Real Madrid: 3
    Man United: 1

International honours

  • European Championship: 1 (2016)
  • Nations League: 1 (2019)

Major individual awards

  • Ballon dโ€™Or: 5 (2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2008)
  • European Golden Shoe: 4 (2007-08, 2010-11, 2013-14 shared with Luis Suarez, 2014-15 - 48)
  • FIFA Best Men's Player: 2 (2016, 2017)
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 1 (2008)
  • UEFA Men's Player of the Year: 3 (2014, 2016, 2017)

LIONEL MESSI

Lionel Messi's overall goals record

  • Games: 869 (731 club)
    Won: 595, Drawn 165, Lost: 109
  • Goals: 704 (634 club)
  • Goals per game ratio: 0.81 (0.87 club)
  • Hat-Tricks: 54 (48 club)
  • Four in a game: 6 (all for Barca)
  • Five in a game: 1 (for Barca)
  • Penalties*: 91 (77 club)
    26 missed overall (22 missed for Barca)
  • Assists*: 333 (285 club)

* According to transfermkt.com

Lionel Messi's club goals record

  • Games: 731
  • Goals: 634
  • Goals per game ratio: 0.87
  • League: 444 (485 games)
    Goals per game ratio: 0.92
  • Champions League: 115 (143 games)
    Goals per game ratio: 0.81
  • Copa del Rey: 53 (75 games)
    Goals per game ratio: 0.71
  • Supercopa: 14 (19 games)
  • UEFA Super Cup: 3 (4 games)
  • Club World Cup: 5 (5 games)
  • Hat-Tricks: 48
  • Four in a game: 6
  • Five in a game: 1
  • Penalties: 77 (22 missed)
  • Assists: 285

Lionel Messi's international goals record

  • Games: 138
  • Goals: 70
  • Goals per game ratio: 0.51
  • World Cup Finals: 6 (19 games)
  • Copa America: 9 (27 games)
  • World Cup qualification: 21 (45 games)
  • International friendly: 34 (47 games)
  • Hat-Tricks: 6
  • Penalties: 14 (4 missed)
  • Assists: 48

How Lionel Messi scores his goals

BODY PARTS

  • Left foot: 587 (83.36%)
  • Right foot: 91 (12.94%)
  • Head: 24 (3.41%)
  • Chest: 1 (0.14%)
  • Hand/Arm: 1 (0.14%)

GOAL TYPE

  • Open play: 557 (79.69%)
  • Free kicks: 53 (7.54%)
  • Penalties: 91 (12.73%)

HOME AND AWAY

  • Home: 397 (56.39%)
  • Away: 271 (38.49%)
  • Neutral: 36 (5.15%)

Messi's season-by-season goals, trophies & Ballon d'Ors

In-running cumulative career goals and games in brackets

  • 2019/20: 33 goals in 46 games (Career: 704 in 869)
    31 club goals in 44 games
    2 international goals in 2 games
    Trophies: Ballon d'Or, Supercopa de Espana
  • 2018/19: 54 goals in 58 games (Career: 671 in 823)
    51 club goals in 50 games
    3 international goals in 8 games
    Trophies: La Liga, Supercopa de Espana
  • 2017/18: 52 goals in 64 games (Career: 617 in 765)
    45 club goals in 54 games
    7 international goals in 10 games
    Trophies: La Liga, Copa del Rey
  • 2016/17: 57 goals in 57 games (Career: 565 in 701)
    54 club goals in 52 games
    3 international goals in 5 games
    Trophies: Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana
  • 2015/16: 50 goals in 59 games (Career: 508 in 644)
    41 club goals in 49 games
    9 international goals in 10 games
    Trophies: La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Ballon d'Or
  • 2014/15: 62 goals in 67 games (Career: 458 in 585)
    58 club goals in 57 games
    4 international goals in 10 games
    Trophies: La Liga, Champions League, Copa del Rey
  • 2013/14: 48 goals in 56 games (Career: 396 in 518)
    41 club goals in 46 games
    7 international goals in 10 games
    Trophies: Supercopa de Espana
  • 2012/13: 69 goals in 62 games (Career: 348 in 462)
    60 club goals in 50 games
    9 international goals in 12 games
    Trophies: La Liga, Ballon d'Or
  • 2011/12: 82 goals in 69 games (Career: 279 in 400)
    73 club goals in 60 games
    9 international goals in 9 games
    Trophies: Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Ballon d'Or
  • 2010/11: 57 goals in 66 games (Career: 197 in 331)
    53 club goals in 55 games
    6 international goals in 11 games
    Trophies: La Liga, Champions League, Supercopa de Espana, Ballon d'Or
  • 2009/10: 48 goals in 64 games (Career: 140 in 265)
    47 club goals in 53 games
    1 international goal in 11
    Trophies: La Liga, Supercopa de Espana, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Ballon d'Or
  • 2008/09: 41 goals in 61 games (Career: 92 in 201)
    38 club goals in 51 games
    3 international goals in 10 games
    Trophies: La Liga, Champions League, Copa del Rey
  • 2007/08: 19 goals in 50 games (Career: 51 in 140)
    16 club goals in 40 games
    3 international goals in 10 games
    Trophies: Olympic Gold for U23
  • 2006/07: 21 goals in 46 games (Career: 32 in 90)
    17 club goals in 36 games
    4 international goals in 10 games
    Trophies: Supercopa de Espana
  • 2005/06: 10 goals in 35 games (Career: 11 in 44)
    8 club goals in 25 games
    2 international goals in 10 games
    Trophies: La Liga, Champions League
  • 2004/05: 1 goals in 9 games
    1 club goals in 9 games
    Trophies: La Liga

Lionel Messi: Century goal milestones

  • 1st goal v Albacete (May 1, 2005)
    9th match
  • 100th goal v Dynamo Kiev (September 29, 2009)
    211th match
  • 200th goal v Real Madrid (August 17, 2011)
    333rd match
  • 300th goal v Rayo Vallecano (October 27, 2012)
    419th match
  • 400th goal v Granada (September 27, 2014)
    525th match
  • 500th goal v Valencia (April 17, 2014)
    631st match
  • 600th goal v Atletico Madrid (March 4, 2018)
    747th match
  • 700th goal v Atletico Madrid (June 30, 2020)
    862nd match

Lionel Messi's international honours

  • Fifa U-20 World Cup: 1 (2005)
  • Olympic Gold Medal (U23): 1 (2008)

Lionel Messi's club honours

  • La Liga: 10
  • Copa del Rey: 6
  • Spanish Supercup: 8
  • Champions League: 4
  • UEFA Super Cup: 3
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 3

Lionel Messi major individual awards

  • Ballon dโ€™Or: 6 (2019, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009) - A record
  • European Golden Shoe: 6 (2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19)
  • FIFA Best Men's Player: 1 (2019)
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 1 (2009)
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 1 (2014)
  • UEFA Men's Player of the Year: 2 (2011, 2015)

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