The five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or brought up for club and country his seven-fold century when he converted a second-half penalty in Kiev, awarded after Taras Stepanenko handled the ball inside the box.
It was his 95th goal for Portugal, with only Ali Daei (109) from Iran on the all-time international goal list ahead of him.
Ronaldo is just one of six footballers who reached the 700 marks, with Josef Bican projected to be the history’s top goalscorer with 805 goals. Behind him is a pair of former Brazilian stars in Romario and Pele who ended with 772 goals and 767 goals respectively in their illustrious careers. The 746 career finishes of Ferenc Puskas and the 735 of Gerd Muller complete the top five.
The long-time competitor of Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, looks set to join the 700 clubs in the near future, as Argentina is currently sitting at 699 career finishes. The bulk of Ronaldo’s goals came at the Santiago Bernabeu between 2009 and 2018 for Real Madrid, 450 over the course of nine seasons.