Although it’s for 2019, Cristiano Ronaldo finally picked up the fifth IFFHS International Top Goalscorer award and celebrated with a photo.
As if Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t have enough awards already. He received today the fifth International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) Top Goalscorer award of his career. Other players with more than one award of this nature have only two, Ronaldo already has five. This prize finally got delivered today after scoring a total of 21 goals for Portugal during 2019. During the same year, the Portugal skipper competed against other incredible international players.
Harry Kane was a close second with his 19 goals scored for England throughout that year. Raheem Sterling scored 17 with the Three Lions as well. And Robert Lewandowski reached 16 with Poland. But Ronaldo’s number only adds up to the impressive run he is having as a veteran 36-year-old player. As far as we know, the 2020 award from IFFHS won’t be delivered due to the global pandemic and a lack of international activity.
Ronaldo adds to his Portugal legend.
We can’t forget that Cristiano Ronaldo had another great year with Portugal in spite of the pandemic. The captain became the second player in history to reach 100 international goals with his national team. Now he has the record of 109 goals ahead of him and we get the feeling he might break it very soon. Cristiano Ronaldo will always remain as arguably the greatest goal-scorer who ever lived, even better than any legend you can think of.
The IFFHS is all about numbers or stats, and numbers never lie. We are all eager to find out how far he can get with his national team but we can already predict he might reach at least 120 goals before he retires. After all, Ronaldo has all the intention to play the upcoming FIFA World Cup in 2022. The Ronaldo.com team congratulates Cristiano for his latest achievement.