After being stuck on 99 international goals for 10 months, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first European player to reach 100 strikes for his national side.
And he did it in style against Sweden.
He reached the century with a terrific 25-yard free-kick which flew into the top corner.
But he scored an even better goal in the second half as he curled one from outside of the penalty area.
Ronaldo is now just seven goals from equaling Iranian Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals for Iran.
"I managed to beat this milestone of 100 goals and now (I'll go) for the record,” Ronaldo said on his historic night.
“It's step-by-step. I am not obsessed because I believe the records come in a natural way. When I had this problem in my toe I always knew that I could recover for this second game."
When asked about his future considering he’s now 35-years-old, Ronaldo insisted he’s just “enjoying this moment” and not thinking too much about the coming months and years.
"The future, only God knows. I am happy to play with these young players and I am enjoying a lot this moment both individually and collectively,” he added.
“Enjoy this moment” is something that we’d like to do after Ronaldo reached the incredible 100 goal tally for Portugal.
Therefore, we’ve decided to share with you a brilliant video showing every single one of Ronaldo’s 101 goals for his nation in just two minutes.
101 goals in just two minutes? Yeah, honesty.
Check it out:
Ronaldo’s first international goal actually came in Portugal’s opening game of Euro 2004 in a tournament they hosted. It was a header during a 2-1 loss to Greece - the same side they eventually lost to in the final.
He did also score in the semi-final victory against the Netherlands.
Sixteen years and 99 goals later, Ronaldo now has 101 in 165 appearances for Portugal, leading them to Euro 2016 and the inaugural Nations League trophy.
Back in December his agent, Jorge Mendes, suggested Ronaldo transformed a “small country” into trophy winners and predicted he’d reach 110 goals for Portugal.
“Cristiano is the best player in world football. Before him Portugal won nothing, and with him they’ve won the European Championship and the UEFA Nations League,” Mendes said.
“He transformed world football. When you speak of Portugal, you speak of a small country, but he’s changed that.
“Next year I think he will reach 110 goals for Portugal and I believe he will win the Ballon d’Or.
“For me it was an injustice that Messi won. Ronaldo also won the UEFA Nations League. But life is like that. I think that if he was still at Real Madrid, he would’ve won. He’s a champion, and he knows what to do in order to win it in 2020.”
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