Cristiano Ronaldo put in another superb international display on Tuesday night.
The Portuguese forward scored four – yes, four – against Lithuania and in doing so, passed a massive milestone.
Ronaldo now has 93 goals for his country and becomes the first European player ever to reach that number. Not bad at all.
Suggesting he’ll reach a century before retirement is a pretty safe bet, too.
But that wasn’t the only record CR7 reached on Tuesday. By netting against Lithuania, he’s now scored against 40 different countries.
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Guess what? No one else in history has achieved that before. It’s another ridiculous record to add to Ronaldo’s already glistening CV.
So, which 40 nations has he netted against? Check out the very long list below.
Armenia, Sweden, Latvia, Andorra, Netherlands, Estonia, Hungary, Faroe Islands, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Northern Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Cameroon, Egypt, Greece, Slovakia, Iran, Poland, Finland, North Korea, Iceland, Argentina, Panama, Ecuador, Croatia, Ghana, Wales, New Zealand, Morocco, Serbia.
Wow. Just reading all those countries is tiring, so we broke Ronaldo’s goals down even further, into the continents each of those nations are from.
Europe: 26 countries
Asia: 6 countries
Africa: 4 countries
North and South America: 3 countries
Oceania: 1 country
Is it fair to say that Ronaldo is conquering the world? Well, he has scored a goal against a team from every continent except Antarctica – and we’re not even sure they even have a national side.
With another four against Lithuania, the Portuguese captain is helping his country get back on track in their Euro 2020 qualifying group.
The defending champions are currently second behind Ukraine after a poor start which saw them draw their first two games.
Two wins have followed and with a game in hand, Portugal should easily make next summer’s tournament.