Cristiano Ronaldo closes in on Ali Daei at top of international goal scoring charts as latest top 10 revealed

CRISTIANO RONALDO is just seven goals shy of the all-time international scoring record.

The Portugal superstar sits on 102 goals for his nation – with only Iran's Ali Daei ahead of him.

And the 36-year-old Juventus forward needs just eight more to become the highest international goalscorer of all time.

Iranian forward Daei bagged 109 in 149 games his country while Ronaldo has taken 172 games to reach his milestone.

And here SunSport reveals the top ten international goalscorers of all time.

ALI DAEI – IRAN

Goals: 109. Caps: 149.

The striker was most successful on the international stage but also played for Bayern Munich.

Scored his goals for Iran between 1993 and 2006.

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CRISTIANO RONALDO – PORTUGAL

Goals: 102. Caps: 172.

One of the greatest players of all time and looks set to surpass Daei's record with ease.

If he does, the record is likely to stand for years given the lack of modern day stars anywhere near him in the list.

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FERENC PUSKAS – HUNGARY & SPAIN

Goals: 84. Caps: 89.

Real Madrid icon was unstoppable for Hungary in the 1950s scoring 84 goals in 85 games.

He went on to play four times for Spain after gaining Spanish citizenship but failed to score.

KUNISHIGE KAMAMOTO – JAPAN

Goals: 80. Caps: 84.

Kamamoto played for Samurai Blue for 13 years between 1964 and 1977 and scored a staggering 80 goals in 84 games for his country in that time.

GODFREY CHITALU – ZAMBIA

Goals: 79. Caps: 108.

Chitalu is the most prolific African of all time scoring 79 from 108 games.

He tragically died along with his international team-mates during the 1993 Zambia air disaster.

HUSSEIN SAEED – IRAQ

Goals: 78. Caps: 137.

Nobody has scored more goals for Iraq than Saeed.

The one club man only turned out for Al-Talaba but featured for his country at the Mexico '86 World Cup as well as the 1980, 84, and 88 Olympics.

PELE – BRAZIL

Goals: 77. Caps: 92.

Perhaps the best player ever to play football.

But although impressive, his 77 goals from 92 Brazil caps seems low.

However, far less internationals were played in Pele's day which explains it.

SANDOR KOCSIS – HUNGARY

Goals: 75. Caps: 68.

Only player on the list with more goals than caps.

The ex-Barcelona man played alongside Puskas for Hungary in the 50s and scored his 75 goals in just eight years.

BASHAR ABDULLAH – KUWAIT

Goals: 75. Caps: 133.

The star striker burst onto the scene in the late 90s.

Spent his entire club career in the middle east and featured at three Asia Cups and the 2000 Sydney Olympics for his country.

SUNIL CHHETRI – INDIA

Goals: 72. Caps: 115.

No player has scored or played more for India in their football history.

Chhetri, 36, still plays for the Indian Super League side Bengaluru.

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