Ronaldo surpasses Pele’s international goal record

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo passes Pele with World Cup qualifying hat-trick Last updated 2 years ago 04:33 9/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(19) Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Portugal v Faroe Islands Faroe Islands WC Qualification Europe Primera División World Cup The Real Madrid forward was at his awesome best once again in a meeting with the Faroe Islands, with his international goal return now standing at 78 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.Levante 11/1 to draw with Madrid Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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.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.HAT-TRICK @Cristiano Ronaldo! Goal 14 of the campaign – equalling Predrag Mijatović’s record from 1998 @FIFAWorldCup qualifying! pic.twitter.com/2zmAVNzh7T — European Qualifiers (@EuroQualifiers) August 31, 2017 Ronaldo helped Portugal to European Championship glory last summer and will be hoping to inspire further international success if he can guide his country to a Russian showpiece in 2018.last_img read more

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Tanya Talaga wins 30000 RBC Taylor Prize for nonfiction writing

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto journalist Tanya Talaga won the $30,000 RBC Taylor Prize on Monday and dedicated her speech to the subjects of the book she wishes she “did not have to write” — seven Indigenous youth who died under suspicious circumstances while attending high school in Thunder Bay, Ont., from 2000 to 2011.“Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City” (House of Anansi) delves into the history of Indigenous students being forced to leave their remote communities in northern Ontario so they can get an education hundreds of kilometres away in a foreign city.“I am probably one of the only people to win this beautiful award to say that I wish I did not have to write this book, but I did. I had to,” Talaga said in her acceptance speech for the non-fiction prize.“It was something that I felt I must do, for many reasons. But those reasons I am going to tell you right now, there are seven of them: Jethro Anderson, Curran Strang, Paul Panacheese, Robyn Harper, Kyle Morrisseau, Jordan Wabasse, Reggie Bushie. All of you, the seven fallen feathers.”“Seven Fallen Feathers” was also a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.RBC Taylor Prize jury members called it “detailed, balanced and heart-rending.”“Talaga describes gaps in the system large enough for beloved children and adults to fall through, endemic indifference, casual racism and a persistent lack of resources. It is impossible to read this book and come away unchanged.”Established in 1998, the RBC Taylor Prize is named after the late Canadian essayist Charles Taylor.Talaga beat out four other finalists for the prize, including James Maskalyk for “Life on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine” (Doubleday Canada) and Max Wallace for “In the Name of Humanity” (Allen Lane Canada). The other finalists were Daniel Coleman for “Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place” (Wolsak and Wynn), and Stephen R. Bown for “Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on Bering’s Great Voyage to Alaska” (Douglas & McIntyre). They each receive $5,000.Talaga, a Toronto Star investigative journalist who is of Polish and Indigenous descent, said her book is centred around Thunder Bay but is a broader story about Canada and broken treaties.“This is 2018 and we are still fighting for the right to get an education for all of our kids,” said Talaga, whose great-grandmother, Liz Gauthier, was a residential school survivor.“We still move our kids from northern First Nations communities into the cities away from their language, their families and their homes just so they can get a high school education, which is the right of every other child in this country.”last_img read more

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