Cristiano Ronaldo has broken the all-time international scoring record by netting Portugal’s opener in their World Cup qualifying clash with the Republic of Ireland.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who returned to Manchester United from Juventus in the summer transfer window, has made more history for his country
Ronaldo showed off his fabled predatory instincts once again as he scored in the 89th minute to tie the score at 1-1 at Estadio Algarve, making history in the process.
The 36-year-old had only scored once in his country’s opening three Group A matches but has doubled his account with another finish, becoming the most prolific frontman to ever grace international football in the process.
Ronaldo’s International Records In Details
Cristiano Ronaldo equaled Ali Daei’s record of 109 international goals after scoring twice in Portugal’s 2-2 draw against France in the Euro 2020 group stages earlier this summer and has now surpassed the Iran legend.
The Manchester United superstar moved two ahead of German great Miroslav Klose as the highest-scoring player in European Championship and World Cup competition (21) after netting that brace and recorded his 110th strike against the Republic of Ireland in his 180th game for his country.
Cristiano is also the outright top scorer in Euros history on 14, and he is the only player to ever play and score in five consecutive appearances at the tournament.