World class footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo has again broke new record in football as he emerged the all-time record goalscorer in men’s international football after scoring for Portugal against Republic of Ireland.
The forward, who re-signed for Manchester United on transfer deadline day, has netted his 110th goal in his 180th senior cap, moving ahead of Iran’s Ali Daei who had been the highest scorer since 2004 – although he was actually named as the record holder a year earlier, as Mokhtar Dahari’s 89 goals were not recognised by Fifa until 2021.
Ronaldo and Daei are the only two men who have surpassed a century of goals at international level, with the Iranian achieving his tally of 109 in just 149 caps.
On Wednesday, however, Ronaldo put himself into first place alone, heading in a late equaliser in the 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ireland after he had earlier missed a penalty. He then completed an injury-time turnaround by scoring a second, his 111th in senior international football, to give Portugal a 2-1 win.