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Cristiano Ronaldo scores 700th career goal in Portugal's 2-1 loss to Ukraine in Euro 2020 qualifier

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Watch seven great Premier League strikes by Cristiano Ronaldo as he reaches 700 career goals

Cristiano Ronaldo reached a career landmark on Monday by scoring his 700th career goal in Portugal's Euro 2020 qualifier at Ukraine.

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

His 700 goals so far have come from 973 matches - and he has scored at least once in 458 of those.

His goal in the 2-1 loss to Ukraine was also his 95th for Portugal, leaving only Iranian Ali Daei in front in the international charts on 109 goals.

The win for Ukraine, meanwhile, means they have qualified for Euro 2020.

Joining the greats

Gerd Muller, Ferenc Puskas, Pepe, Romario, Josef Bican
Gerd Muller, Ferenc Puskas, Pele, Romario, Josef Bican are the only players to have scored more than Ronaldo

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

According to data from Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, Juventus forward Ronaldo is still some way behind the most prolific player of all time, with Czech-Austrian Josef Bican scoring 805 career goals.

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

Hungary legend Ferenc Puskas hit 746 goals, while former Germany striker Gerd Muller rounds out the top five with 735 goals.

Players with 700+ career goals
PlayerNationalityMajor clubsGoalsYears scored between
Josef BicanCzech-AustrianRapid Vienna, Slavia Prague8051931-1955
RomarioBrazilianVasco da Gama, PSV, Barcelona,7721985-2007
PeleBrazilianSantos, New York Cosmos7671957-1977
Ferenc PuskasHungarianBudapest Honvéd, Real Madrid7461943-1966
Gerd MullerGermanBayern Munich7351962-1981
Cristiano RonaldoPortugueseSporting CP, Man Utd, Real Madrid, Juventus7002002-present

A career packed with goals

Real Madrid were the biggest beneficiary of Ronaldo's goals.

He scored 450 times for the Spanish giants, with 118 of his 700 goals coming during the early part of his career at Manchester United from 2003 to 2009.

His 95 goals for Portugal is more than double the tally of any other player to have featured for the national team. Pauleta has the second most with 47.

Ronaldo's favourite opponents

Ronaldo
Sweden are one of four teams Ronaldo has scored the most against at international level with five goals

Andorra, Armenia, Latvia and Sweden are the countries to have suffered the most at the hands of Ronaldo, who has scored five goals against each of them.

He has four apiece versus Estonia, Faroe Islands, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg and the Netherlands but has never scored against France, Germany, Italy or England.

At club level, Sevilla (27), Atletico Madrid (25), Getafe (23), Celta Vigo (20) and Barcelona (18) are the teams Ronaldo has scored the most against.

A landmark reached, what next?

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Watch seven great Premier League strikes by Cristiano Ronaldo as he reaches 700 career goals

Ronaldo is no stranger to breaking records. You name it, he has probably broken it.

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 but a few.

The list is almost endless. So what is left for him to achieve?

There is still his ongoing tussle with Barcelona's Lionel Messi to be statistically the outright best player in Europe.

Ronaldo's goal against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League at the start of the month took him up to 605 club goals, two above Messi's 603.

The pair are the joint all-time top goalscorers in Europe's top five leagues on 419. Ronaldo has 422 league goals, but his three in Portugal for Sporting Lisbon do not count as one of the top leagues.

Ronaldo still needs four Champions League final goals to overhaul Puskas' and Alfredo di Stefano's record of seven, while he needs to score in the competition again next season to match Ryan Giggs' record of netting in 16 consecutive seasons.

Still plenty for him to aim for then...

Line-ups

Ukraine

  • 12Pyatov
  • 21Karavaev
  • 4Krivtsov
  • 22Matvyenko
  • 16MykolenkoSubstituted forPlastunat 90+4'minutes
  • 8Malinovskiy
  • 6StepanenkoBooked at 72mins
  • 17ZinchenkoBooked at 90mins
  • 7YarmolenkoBooked at 47mins
  • 11MarlosSubstituted forKonoplyankaat 63'minutes
  • 9YaremchukSubstituted forKovalenkoat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Pankiv
  • 2Sobol
  • 3Plastun
  • 5Sydorchuk
  • 10Konoplyanka
  • 13Shakhov
  • 14Buyalskiy
  • 15Tsygankov
  • 18Júnior Moraes
  • 19Bolbat
  • 20Kovalenko
  • 23Lunin

Portugal

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 2Nélson Semedo
  • 3PepeBooked at 26mins
  • 4Rúben DiasBooked at 63mins
  • 5Guerreiro
  • 13Danilo
  • 20Bernardo Silva
  • 8João MoutinhoSubstituted forBruno Fernandesat 56'minutes
  • 10João MárioSubstituted forTué Na Bangnaat 68'minutes
  • 17Gonçalo GuedesSubstituted forSequeiraat 45'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 6José Fonte
  • 9André Silva
  • 11Tué Na Bangna
  • 12Malheiro de Sá
  • 14Ricardo Pereira
  • 15André Gomes
  • 16Bruno Fernandes
  • 18Neves
  • 19Mário Rui
  • 21Afonso Fernandes
  • 22Beto
  • 23Sequeira
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
65,883

Match Stats

Home TeamUkraineAway TeamPortugal
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home5
Away24
Shots on Target
Home4
Away10
Corners
Home1
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Ukraine 2, Portugal 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ukraine 2, Portugal 1.

Booking

Viktor Kovalenko (Ukraine) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bernardo Silva (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Viktor Kovalenko (Ukraine).

Substitution

Substitution, Ukraine. Igor Plastun replaces Vitalii Mykolenko because of an injury.

Booking

Oleksandr Zinchenko (Ukraine) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal).

Vitalii Mykolenko (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Danilo Pereira (Portugal) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Bruma.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Raphael Guerreiro.

Hand ball by Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal).

Attempt saved. Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bruma.

Offside, Ukraine. Viktor Kovalenko tries a through ball, but Andriy Yarmolenko is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Bruma (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Raphael Guerreiro.

Foul by Nélson Semedo (Portugal).

Yevhen Konoplyanka (Ukraine) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nélson Semedo (Portugal).

Yevhen Konoplyanka (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes.

Danilo Pereira (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine).

Attempt missed. Pepe (Portugal) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Andriy Pyatov.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes.

Substitution

Substitution, Ukraine. Viktor Kovalenko replaces Roman Yaremchuk.

Goal!

Goal! Ukraine 2, Portugal 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Taras Stepanenko (Ukraine) for hand ball.

Penalty conceded by Taras Stepanenko (Ukraine) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Bruma (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Bruma replaces João Mário.

Attempt missed. Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Bernardo Silva with a cross.

Foul by Danilo Pereira (Portugal).

Ruslan Malinovskiy (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Rúben Dias (Portugal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rúben Dias (Portugal).

Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Ukraine. Yevhen Konoplyanka replaces Marlos Bonfim.

Foul by Nélson Semedo (Portugal).

Vitalii Mykolenko (Ukraine) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England65012662015
2Czech Rep6402119212
3Kosovo63211210211
4Montenegro7034315-123
5Bulgaria7034517-123

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine76101521319
2Portugal6321146811
3Serbia63121213-110
4Luxembourg6114511-64
5Lithuania7016519-141

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands65011971215
2Germany65012061415
3Northern Ireland640287112
4Belarus7115412-84
5Estonia7016221-191

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland633062412
2Denmark63301651112
3Switzerland522110558
4Georgia612348-45
5Gibraltar5005016-160

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia7421146814
2Hungary740389-112
3Slovakia6312108210
4Wales62226608
5Azerbaijan6015514-91

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain76101841419
2Sweden7421178914
3Romania7412167913
4Norway7241129310
5Malta7106217-153
6Faroe Islands7007323-200

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland86111321119
2Austria85121771016
3North Macedonia83231011-111
4Slovenia8323138511
5Israel72231214-28
6Latvia7007124-230

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Turkey86111631319
2France86112151619
3Iceland85031210215
4Albania84041410412
5Andorra8107116-153
6Moldova8107222-203

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium88003012924
2Russia87012742321
3Cyprus83141312110
4Scotland83051117-69
5Kazakhstan8215913-47
6San Marino8008043-430

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy77002031721
2Finland740398112
3Armenia73131312110
4Bos-Herze73131612410
5Greece7124712-55
6Liechtenstein7025220-182
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