September 02, 2021

Ronaldo Scores All-Time Top Record

Cristiano Ronaldo not only helped Portugal win 2-1 over Ireland, but he also booted his way into the record books on Wednesday night, 1 September.

The 36-year-old footballing superstar scored his 111th international goal in extra time during the FIFA World Cup qualifying game at Estadio Algarve in Portugal.

In his 180th appearance with the Navigators, Ronaldo produced both goals: the first occurred at the 89th minute mark, levelling the scoreboard.

The second happened via a penalty six minutes into extra time, thus launching him two goals clear into a new record for all-time, leading scorer in men’s international football.

The esteemed record was previously held by former Iranian footballer, Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals across 149 international appearances between 1993 and 2006.

Afterwards, the ecstatic Ronaldo said: “I’m so happy, not only for the record but for the special moments with two goals at the end.”

He added: “It was so tough, but we have to appreciate what the team did; they and the fans believed until the end of the game.”

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