“I’ll celebrate with fans. I’m thinking only to victory”
The Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo will play this evening the match with number 100 for Portugal in their meeting with Northern Ireland from the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Before Cristiano Ronaldo only Fernando Couto (110 selections) and Luis Figo (127 selections) were able to exceed 100 caps, but they were over 30 years, while Real Madrid player is 27 years old. Ronaldo’s first selection in the national team dated from August 20, 2003, in a match against Kazakhstan’s national, when they won with the score 1-0. Then he entered the field in place of Figo.
Funchal born player has scored 37 goals so far, which puts him close to legendary Eusebio (41 goals) and Miguel Pedro Paulet, the Portugal’s recordman, with 47 goals.
“Tuesday I will celebrate 100 selections with our audience, and I’m thinking only to victory,” said Ronaldo, asking fans to come in large numbers on Dragão arena from Porto.