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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the World Cup 2022 Group A win over Luxembourg at the Algarve stadium outside Faro, Portugal

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the World Cup 2022 Group A win over Luxembourg at the Algarve stadium outside Faro, Portugal

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the World Cup 2022 Group A win over Luxembourg at the Algarve stadium outside Faro, Portugal

A 58th career hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo helped Portugal stroll to a 5-0 home win over Luxembourg in Group A of World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

The treble, which meant Ronaldo became the first man to net 10 international hat-tricks, takes his tally to 115 international goals from 182 caps as he continues to pull away as the top men's international goalscorer of all-time.

Victory ensures Portugal remain a point behind leaders Serbia, who moved onto 17 points with a 3-1 home win over Azerbaijan, with a game in hand and superior goal difference.

Portugal had the game all but won within the first 18 minutes.

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, center, attempts to score with an overhead kick during the World Cup qualifying win over Luxembourg

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, center, attempts to score with an overhead kick during the World Cup qualifying win over Luxembourg

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, center, attempts to score with an overhead kick during the World Cup qualifying win over Luxembourg

Ronaldo struck twice from the penalty spot before his Manchester United team mate Bruno Fernandes made it three as he fired in following good work from Bernardo Silva.

Next month Fernando Santos's Portugal side travel to Dublin to face Stephen Kenny's Ireland before then hosting Serbia in what could be a winner-takes-all fixture to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The list of the Manchester United’s star’s rercord-breaking achievements is hugely impressive.

RONALDO’S RECORDS

International level

  • All-time international leading scorer
  • All-time top scorer for Portugal
  • Most capped Portuguese player
  • Most international goals by a European player
  • Most appearances at European Championship tournament
  • Most goals in European Championships history (including qualifying)
  • Oldest scorer of a World Cup hat-trick

Champions League

  • The first player to reach 100 Champions League wins
  • Most Champions League assists of all time
  • All-time Champions League top scorer
  • Most goals in a single Champions League season
  • Most seasons as Champions League top scorer
  • The only player to score in all six games of a Champions League group stage
  • Most goals in Champions League finals
  • The first player to score 10+ Champions League goals for three different clubs

La Liga

  • Fastest player to score 150 goals in La Liga
  • Fastest player to score 200 goals in La Liga
  • Fastest player to score 300 goals in La Liga
  • Fastest player to score 250 goals in La Liga

Real Madrid

  • All-time top scorer for Real Madrid
  • Most hat-tricks in Real Madrid history
  • All-time top scorer for Real Madrid in a single season

Juventus

  • Fastest to 100 goals in Juventus history
  • All-time top scorer for Juventus in a single season

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  • Fastest player to score 50 goals in Serie A

Combined

  • The first player to score 50+ goals in the Premier League, La Liga & Serie A
  • The first player to score 100 club goals in three different countries
  • Most consecutive seasons with 10+ goals in Europe’s top five leagues
  • Most appearances in UEFA Team of the Year

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