Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time top goalscorer for the Portugal national football team and has the most goals among currently active players. As of 28 June 2017, he has scored 75 goals in 143 appearances since his debut on 20 August 2003.
On 5 March 2014, he netted twice in Portugal’s 5–1 friendly win over Cameroon to take his tally to 49 goals, thus becoming his country’s all-time leading goalscorer, surpassing the 47 set by Pauleta. On 14 November 2014, he scored the only goal in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Armenia, his 23rd in European Championship matches. This surpassed the record previously held by Turkey’s Hakan Şükür and Denmark’s Jon Dahl Tomasson. He has scored four international hat-tricks and one double brace.
Ronaldo has participated in eight major tournaments: four UEFA European Championships in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016, three FIFA World Cups in 2006, 2010 and 2014, and one FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017, scoring in all eight events. Following Portugal’s win at UEFA Euro 2016, Ronaldo lifted the trophy as his team’s captain, and was also awarded the Silver Boot as one of the second-highest goalscorers of the tournament, with three goals and three assists; he was also named to the team of the tournament for the third time in his career. With this victory, Portugal won their first major tournament, while Ronaldo won his first trophy with his national team. He has a total of 9 goals at European Championships, 3 at the World Cup and 2 at the Confederations Cup. Ronaldo has scored 26 goals in World Cup qualifiers, and 20 in European qualifiers. His other 15 goals have come in friendly matches. The opponents against whom he has scored most often are Armenia, Latvia and Sweden with 5 goals. He has scored 9 international goals at Lisbon’s Estádio da Luz, his most at a single ground.
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