Ronaldo cracks top 10 of international goalscorers

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On Tuesday, Cristiano Ronaldo joined another level of rarefied air.

With another goal on the international stage, the Portuguese star moved into the top 10 of international goals scored all-time.

The tally now gives him 71 goals in 138 career appearances. At 32 years old, he still has a large hill to climb to go to make it to the very top of the list and not a lot of time left to do it.

Still, the prolific Real Madrid surely has the skill to continue to chip away and work his way up this list. Here are the other players that stand in his way.

T-9. Four players

Ronaldo’s goal moves him joint-9th in the rankings alongside three other players.

Miroslav Klose, Germany (pictured)

71 goals in 137 caps

Kiatisuk Senamuang, Thailand

71 goals in 134 caps

Majed Abdullah, Saudi Arabia

71 goals in 116 caps

T-7. Two players

Two players are tied in 7th place on the list.

Bashar Abdullah, Kuwait (pictured)

75 goals in 133 caps

Sandor Kocsis, Hungary

75 goals in 68 caps

6. Godfrey Chitalu, Zambia

76 goals in 108 caps

5. Pele, Brazil

77 goals in 91 caps

4. Hussein Saeed, Iraq (top, fourth from the left)

78 goals in 137 caps

3. Kunishige Kamamoto, Japan (left)

80 goals in 84 caps

2. Ferenc Puskas, Hungary*

84 goals in 89 caps

*Puskas also played for the Spain national team

1. Ali Daei, Iran

109 goals in 149 caps