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Ronaldo scores landmark 700th career goal in Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifier

SOFIA, Bulgaria: Cristiano Ronaldo reached a career landmark by scoring his 700th career goal in Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday.

The 34-year-old scored a penalty as Portugal lost to Ukraine 2-1.

His 700 goals so far have come from 973 matches and scored at least once in 458 of these.

Ronaldo’s goal means he joins an elite group of players to have hit at least 700 goals in their career.

According to data, Juventus forward Ronaldo is still way behind the most prolific player of all time, Czech-Austrian Josef Bican, who scored 805 career goals.

Brazil legend Romario, who bagged 772, is second on the list while his compatriot Pele is third with 767 goals.

Ronaldo is no stranger to breaking records.

He has broken world records for the Most Champions League goals, most goals in a Champions League season, most goals for Real Madrid, most appearances in European Championships, most Portugal caps, to name a few.