Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Ali Daei’s world record, becomes international football’s top scorer with late brace against Ireland

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Ali Daei's world record, becomes international football's top scorer with late brace against Ireland
Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Ali Daei's world record, becomes international football's top scorer with late brace against Ireland

Most International Goals Record – Ronaldo Breaks Most Goals Record – Cristiano Ronaldo etched himself in the record books once again as the Portuguese legend broke Ali Daei’s 15-year international scoring record, taking his tally to 111 goals for Portugal in a thrilling comeback win. The 36-year-old veteran, who sealed a return to Manchester United, scored a late brace to rescue the 2016 Euro champions to claim the world record and become the top goalscorer in men’s international football. The win saw Portugal extend their lead at the top of Group A in the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Ali Daei’s world record, becomes international football’s top scorer with late brace against Ireland

Most International Goals Record – Ronaldo Breaks Most Goals Record: Cristiano Ronaldo has been eyeing Ali Daei’s record for some time and equalled it after a stellar Euro 2020 campaign, where he scored five times to finish as the top scorer. The Portuguese ace had the opportunity to break the record earlier in the game against Ireland, but his penalty was saved by Manchester City loanee Gavin Bazunu.

Nonetheless, Ronaldo kept pushing and was eventually rewarded as he equalised by leaping in trademark style to power a header in the 90th minute of the match. More stoppage-time drama followed as the Man United star carried his team, scoring a dramatic late winner to seal the three points. Ronaldo currently has 111 goals in just 180 appearances, while having led them to a European Championship and a Nations League win.

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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Ali Daei’s world record, becomes international football’s top scorer with late brace against Ireland

Most International Goals Record – Ronaldo Breaks Most Goals Record: Ronaldo recently agreed on a sensational return to Man United, after spending three years in Italy with Juventus. The Portugal captain signed a £385,000-a-week deal and will return to Old Trafford, 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid. The 36-year-old also holds the title for most Champions League goals, as well as most goals in a UEFA Champions League season by an individual (17) and most goals scored in the football (soccer) UEFA European Championships including qualifying matches (23).

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