Thursday , 18 October 2018

Who Is Portugal All Time Top Goal Scorer of National Football Team?

Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time top goalscorer of Portugal National Football team. The winger has scored 79 goals in 147 international games so far. The five-times Ballon d’Or winner has set up lots of records in which the record of being Portugal top scorer is also included. In a 5-1 friendly win against Cameroon, Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals that made him the leading goal scorer of his national side. With those two goals, he surpassed the former¬†most goal scorer Pauleta who scored 47 goals in 88 international games. Ronaldo also helped his national team to win first ever major trophy in the form of UEFA Euro in 2016 in France.

Portugal all time top goal scorer

He began his youth career in 2001 for under 15-team. Cristiano Ronaldo also played for U-17, U-20, U-21 and U-23 teams of Portugal. Ronaldo made debut for Portugal National Football team on 20th August 2003 against Kazakhstan and they won the game by 1-0. The Portuguese took 11 years to become all-time top goal scorer of Portugal.

Portugal All-Time Top Goal Scorers

Rank Player name Goals Matches Average
1 Cristiano Ronaldo 79 147 0.53
2 Pauleta 47 88 0.53
3 Eusebio 41 64 0.64
4 Luis Figo 32 127 0.25
5 Nuno Gomes 29 79 0.37
6 Helder Postiga 27 71 0.38
7 Rui Costa 26 94 0.28
8 Nani 24 112 0.21
9 Joao Pinto 23 81 0.30
10 Nene 22 66 0.33
Simao 22 85 0.26

Former Portugal International Paulo Futre said

Cristiano is sacrificing himself, he’s working a lot for the team, he’s not angry. When he doesn’t score he’s usually angry, but not now. He works a lot, also defending. You can see he’s an authentic leader.

Along with being the top goal scorer of Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo is European Champion also. He is also Real Madrid all-time top goal scorer. Also, Ronaldo is the top goal scorer in UEFA Champions League, European competitions.

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