Definitely it wasn’t a matter of if Cristiano Ronaldo will score his 100th International goal but when will he score it.
Having missed out of Portugal’s 4 -1 demolition of Croatia as they began their Euro Nations League title defense, the 35-year-old bagged a brace against Sweden at the Friends Arena to not just reach this 100th International goal but 101th.
Cristiano becomes the first European player to reach the milestone in football history.
Here are some of the commentaries by football greats as they congratulated him on his remarkable feat;
I thought we are going to celebrate 100 goals today. But it was actually 101! Congratulations Cristiano as you reach new heights in your journey.
My brother that football gave me. I’m so happy to he able to be here to congratulate you on 100 goals for the national team. I know what you have done and what you keep doing.
- Rio Ferdinand
Some players don’t even get 100 goals in their whole career. This isn’t even about your club goals. This is just the national team. It’s crazy!
It’s the landmark of only a dazzling phenomenon, it’s a record-breaker like you. It’s a milestone of a monster
- Roberto Carlos
100 goals! Man! It’s more than deserved Wonderful career, Great Professional, Great Person. Congratulations and enjoy this moment. Keep giving us all happiness.
Ronaldo is now eight goals away from equalling Iran’s Ali Daei’s record of most men International goals of 109 – A fourteen year old record.