Cristiano Ronaldo comes to the rescue of Portugal, yet again!!
Cristiano Ronaldo set another international record as the Portuguese talisman became the all-time leading scorer (111 goals) in men's international football by smashing a brace against the Republic of Ireland.
Ronaldo scored a last-minute winner in the dying minutes of the game against Ireland after scoring the equalizer as well in a World Cup qualifier to gift Portugal the victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now set an International record being the highest ever goal-scorer in men’s international football.
Ronaldo has now scored 111 goals for Portugal, overtaking Iranian footballer, Ali Daei’s record which was 109 goals.
The latest addition to Manchester United’s attacking power scored a header in the 89th minute of the game against the Republic of Ireland to break the record.
It was a cross from the right side of the pitch, played by Goncalo Guedes that Ronaldo took flight for before slotting it home with a header. He then added onto the record and also won the game in the additional minutes, improving the record to 111 goals.
Ronaldo wasn’t shy to address his greatness in the post-match stating,
“It’s another record for the museum.”
We completely concur with what the Portuguese Talisman had to say.
Ronaldo tied the international record against France earlier this year in the Euros where he drew the game 2-2, scoring both penalties.
Ali Daei could not have had a better heir to his throne for being the top scorer in men’s international football.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo is not the absolute top scorer in international football. The International record for being the top scorer in international football has been set by Canada’s Christine Sinclair.
Some Unique International Record list held by Cristiano Ronaldo:
✪ Cristiano Ronaldo is the only men’s football player to play in the five UEFA Euro Championships.
✪ CR7 is the top scorer in the history of Euros, scoring 14 goals in 25 matches.
✪ The Portuguese maestro is the only player who has scored in 5 different editions of the European Championship
✪ Cristiano Ronaldo brought glory to the Portugal National side by winning the Euro championship for the first time in 2016.
✪ He has earned 180 caps for Portugal, which puts him level with Sergio Ramos for the most national appearances in European history.
The Portuguese captain has already built a legacy fine enough for him to be included amongst the GOATs. We are sure that he isn’t anywhere near being finished. He will look to add onto more for his club and country for the remaining years of his glorious career.