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Cristiano Ronaldo sets European WCQ goal scoring record

August 31, 2017 By Oscar Rojas
The Portuguese ace scored a hat trick for Portugal against Feroe Islands surpassing an international legend to reach the milestone

If he needed more goals to cement his legacy, Cristiano Ronaldo made sure his outing against Feroe Islands counted big time.

The Portuguese footballer scored his fifth hat-trick with A Seleccao Das Quinas today, and managed to set a solitary record in UEFA World Cup Qualifying matches. According to stats specialist Mister Chip, Real Madrid's ace has surpassed Andryi Shevchenko as the player with the most goals scored in this type of games, after breaking the tie between them at 26 goals.

"Well, it's now 28."

"Cristiano (27) just surpassed Andryi Shevchenko(26) as the player with the most goals scored in UEFA World Cup Qualifying matches

If that wasn't enough, his hat trick today helped him surpass none other than Pelé after scoring his 78th goal for the Portuguese side, one more than the legendary Brazilian footballer.

"Cristiano Ronaldo (78) has scored more goals with his National Team than Pelé (77)"

— ESPN Datos (@ESPNDatos) August 31, 2017


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