Ronaldo Passes Pele With World Cup Qualifying Hattrick

Football Soccer - Portugal v Faroe Islands - World Cup 2018 Qualifiers- Bessa stadium, Porto, Portugal, August 31, 2017. Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his third goal against Faroe islands. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Another milestone, another record, another feat. It seems anytime the Real Madrid attacker scores, a record is either equaled or broken.Cristiano Ronaldo has passed Brazil legend Brazil in the international goalscoring stakes after moving on to 78 for Portugal.

The iconic number seven breezed past another legend with his latest hat trick.

Cristiano Ronaldo has passed Brazil legend Brazil in the international goalscoring stakes after moving on to 78 for Portugal.

The Real Madrid superstar was at his unplayable best once again on Thursday as he dominated a World Cup qualifying clash with the Faroe Islands.

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The European minnows were unable to contain the 32-year-old as he plundered a hat-trick.

In collecting another match ball for his collection, Ronaldo has moved to fifth on the list of all-time international goalscorers.

The four-time Ballon d’Or winner had entered the midweek round of fixtures two behind the iconic figure of Pele but has now swept past him.

Only Ali Daei (109), Ferenc Puskas (84), Kunishige Kamamoto (80) and Godfrey Chitalu (79) sit above Ronaldo.

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His latest efforts have also seen him reach another milestone in terms of World Cup qualifiers.

Ronaldo’s treble against the Faroes has taken him onto 14 for the current campaign, with that haul matching that of former Real striker Predrag Mijatovic.