Cristiano Ronaldo further expanded his historical record as the top scorer for National Teams, up to 115 goals, last Tuesday, October 12, by scoring three goals against Luxembourg in a match in which Portugal won 5-0 in the European World Cup qualifier in Qatar 2022. However, CR7 has competition, albeit by far, in scoring goals with their national teams.
In the table of top active national scorers, we see that Lionel Messi is second with 80 goals thanks to his goal against Uruguay for the 5th round of the South American Qualifier. The Argentine is the first to reach such a figure in the American continent. Next ti him, in third place, we have a real surprise: the Emirati Ali Mabkhout, who has the figure of 77 goals. This Al Jazira Club striker is also the top scorer of all qualifying rounds for the Qatar World Cup right now.
Other illustrious names among the great scorers of active teams are the Brazilian Neymar with 69 goals, and Romelu Lukaku with 67 goals scored at Belgium National Team. The qualifying rounds for the Qatar World Cup will run until May 2022 and there could be important changes to this list.