Ronaldo reacts after notching 700 career goals

Europe By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 15/10/2019

Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted after scoring his 700th career goal in Portugal 2-1 defeat against Ukraine on Monday evening in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Ukraine was two goals ahead of the European Champions before Portugal got one back via Ronaldo’s penalty to reach 95 goals for his country and 700 goals in his entire career and after the match, the Juventus forward has this to say, 'Not just anyone can reach this figure,' Ronaldo told reporters.

'Thank you to my team-mates, colleagues and coaches who have helped me to become the player I am.

'I am disappointed that we didn't win but proud of the team.' 

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is the sixth player in the history of the game to score 700 career goals or more, joining the likes of Romario and Pele. 

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However, his main rival Lionel Messi is stalked on 672 career goals, the Juventus forward still has a long way to go if he wants to break the all-time record - former Czech Republic forward Josef Bican who scored 800 goals between 1931 and 1950. 

'How many records do I have? I don't know,' Ronaldo continued.

'I have to enjoy the moment and thank those who helped me reach this impressive mark.

'Records come naturally - I don't go looking for them, records come looking for me! Without having an obsession, they happen naturally.'

Ali Daei’s record of the most International goal scored of 109 in 149 games for Iran is in the sight of Ronaldo who is now 14 goals shy of the feat.