It is not inconceivable that Romelu Lukaku will replace Cristiano Ronaldo in the future as the most accurate international ever. The 28-year-old Belgian attacker still has quite a few goals to score to find the Portuguese star, but is ahead of schedule. For Lukaku, Ronaldo’s record is not an issue.
Ronaldo scored 110th and 111th goals in the shirt of Portugal. With that, he definitively shook off the legendary Iranian attacker Ali Daei, who was good for 109 international goals. Lukaku is 45 goals behind Ronaldo. He was good for 66 goals in the Belgian national team. However, the Chelsea attacker still has quite a few years to go as a footballer. When Ronaldo was Lukaku’s age, he had ‘only’ scored 39 goals as an international.
But while Lukaku may dethrone Ronaldo in the future, he is not concerned with the goalscoring record at all. “I especially want to win trophies,” said the Belgian attacker in conversation with Sporza . “I would never compare myself to him. I think Ronaldo is in the top three of the best footballers ever. What he has achieved is exceptional. Furthermore, comparing numbers makes no sense.”