Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest-scoring European in international history by scoring against
Morocco on Wednesday.
The Portugal superstar headed home in just the fourth minute of the Group B encounter in Moscow to
surpass former Hungary and Spain striker Ferenc Puskas and move his tally to 85 on his 152nd appearance
for his country.
Ronaldo now equals Puskas’ record of 84 – scored in just 89 matches – with a thrilling hat-trick in
Friday’s entertaining 3-3 draw with Spain.
The Real Madrid forward is now second on the all-time international list, but still behind Iran’s Ali
Daei, who has scored 109 times in 149 matches.
Ronaldo is also in contention for the World Cup Golden Boot, with four goals and is closely followed by
Russia’s Denis Cheryshev on three goals.