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
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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)