Following Portugal’s victory over Sweden, football stars responded to Cristiano Ronaldo’s all-time achievement.
The Portugal icon Cristiano Ronaldo exceeded 100 international goals in a 2-0 victory over Sweden in the Nations League yesterday.
Ronaldo is not only surpassing records, but he is doing it in his own way. The Juve forward grabbed the opportunity to score his 100th international goal with a scintillating freekick right before half time. He now becomes the second-highest goalscorer (101) after Ali Daei of Iran with 109 goals.
Subsequently, FIFA President Gianni Infantino sent his best wishes to Cristiano through SMS in both English and Portuguese. Also, the Brazilian legend Pele praised the Portuguese superstar via Twitter.
Several other football superstars like Rio Ferdinand, Marcelo, Nuno Gomes, Deco, Roberto Carlos, and Nani congratulated Ronaldo on his achievement through social media.
The FIFA President’s message to Ronaldo:
Congratulations, Cristiano! More than 100 goals with your national team!! A fantastic record from a living legend of world football such as you are. Hope to congratulate in person soon. All the best. Gianni