With a remarkable qualification for FIFA World Cup 2014, Portugal National team is one of the strongest competitor of this title. Defeating Sweden at home & away, the Portugal squad is destroying almost every team. Portuguese super star Cristiano Ronaldo played an excellent role in Portugal’s qualification for summer world cup. His hat-trick against Sweden in last game of qualification match will be remembered for years & he is now all time top goal scorer of Portugal national football team. But who are in the list of all time goal scorers? For this you have to continue reading.
List of Portugal All Time Top Goal Scorers
List of all hat-tricks of Portugal players
|No.||Player Name||Goals||Opponent||Final score|
|8||Ricardo Sa Pinto||3||Liechtenstein||8–0|
|9||Joao Viera Pinto||3||Liechtenstein||8–0|
|17||Cristiano Ronaldo||3||Northern Ireland||4–2|
Cristiano Ronaldo is the top goal scorer
In last international friendly match against Cameroon, Ronaldo scored twice & became highest goal scorer of national team. He set up this record on 5 March 2014. He has made total of 110 international appearances & scored 49 goals so far. Ronaldo made debut for Portugal on 20 August 2003.
The player was awarded with FIFA Ballon D’or trophy for best player of the year 2013 scoring 69 goals total. In same year, he scored 10 goals in 9 games for his national team in all competitions. After breaking record, Ronaldo said “I do not look to break records, this happens naturally with lot of efforts, dedication, with the excellent national team we have, a good coach. I knew that sooner or later it was going to happen.”
With last win against Cameroon, his team jumped from 6th place to 3rd place in FIFA men rankings. In the list of top 5 most favorite team of 2014 FIFA world cup, Portuguese have also created their name. But, despite being top goal scorer & world class player, he didn’t managed big title for his national team. Will he lift world cup trophy with his team this time?