Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 100th Goal in European Club Competitions vs. Bayern

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistApril 12, 2017

Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo waves during a training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final football match between FC Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in Munich, southern Germany, on April 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHE        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reached yet another milestone in his remarkable career on Wednesday as he scored his 100th career goal in European competition.

ESPN FC shared the moment:


Cristiano Ronaldo AGAIN! He scores his 100th goal in European club competitions! Bayern 1-2 Real Madrid https://t.co/QeQSHAPaYU

B/R Football @brfootball

16 + 84 = 💯 https://t.co/s2Jxc0iQBe

His 98th goal in Europe came in Real's clash with Borussia Dortmund in September. Wednesday's UEFA Champions League double against Bayern Munich made him the first player ever to reach a century in European competition, ahead of Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

It's true that tap-ins of this variety have become more commonplace for Ronaldo as he has aged at the Santiago Bernabeu, but Wednesday's second strike was a very special touch home in that regard:

Squawka confirmed Ronaldo's record further on Wednesday after he made history in Bavaria:

Squawka Football @Squawka

MILESTONE: Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first player in history to score 100 goals in UEFA European competition. All-time legend. 👊 https://t.co/ZiVzAySPjQ

The UEFA YouTube channel posted a clip of all of Ronaldo's goals in European football:

Ronaldo, 32, is a three-time Champions League winner having claimed the trophy with Manchester United in 2008 and Real in 2014 and 2016.

His sole Super Cup triumph came in 2014 with Los Blancos as he netted both goals in a 2-0 win against Sevilla.

The Portugal international holds the record for the most goals scored in a single Champions League campaign—17 in 2013-14 from 11 appearances, per WhoScored.com

Although he has been less prolific in Europe's top tier competition in 2016-17, netting just four times in nine appearances, he has still managed to set a record by reaching the 100 mark for European goals.

Only a brave punter would bet against Ronaldo going on to add more to that tally as, while he is now nearing retirement age, he continues to play a key role for Real.