Soccer Brand: Ronaldo Equals Pauleta’s Portugal Record

Cristiano ronaldoBy Amaka Akachukwu


Cristiano Ronaldo took his international goals tally to 47 goals to equal fellow countryman, Pedro Pauleta’s goal haul following his stunning hat-trick against Sweden on Tuesday.

The Portuguese superstar has become Portugal’s joint all-time top scorer after equaling Pauleta’s record following his brilliant hat-trick against Sweden in the second-leg of their World Cup play-offs.

Ronaldo notched his 45th, 46th, and 47th goals in a ruthless display of attacking football, as he ensured his side qualified for the World Cup 2014 with an aggregate of 4-2 victory.

The outstanding performance from the 28 year-old has further increased his chances of winning the Balon d’Or in 2013 after an incredible year, in which he has now scored five hat-tricks this season alone.