Pauleta scored 47 goals in 88 international appearances, establishing himself – until as recently as last month – as Portugal’s all-time leading marksman.

The man who smashed his record was, of course, Cristiano Ronaldo, who equalled his predecessor’s benchmark in Portugal’s memorable Brazil 2014 play-off win over Sweden and surpassed it with a double in the 5 March friendly win over Cameroon.

Now on 49 goals, the odds will be short on Ronaldo breaking through the 50-mark during the upcoming FIFA World Cup™.