Cristiano Ronaldo sets new record for most goals in Men’s International football


Portugal’s talismanic captain Cristiano Ronaldo broke the record for the most goals scored in men’s international football.

Ronaldo scored his 110th and 111th goals as Portugal came from behind to beat Republic of Ireland 2-1 a World Cup qualifying match on Wednesday at the Estadio Algarve.
The 36 year-old could have scored three, but his first clear chance, from the spot, was beaten away goalkeeper.
Afterwards, the visitors took the lead through John Egan (45′) just before the break.
With a minute of regular time left to play the 36 year-old Ronaldo would fully impact the game.
He scored two late goals including a stoppage time header to give his side the victory, after scoring with a header to level up proceedings.
Per Emlyn Begley, Almost half of Ronaldo’s goals have come in the final 30 minutes of games.
As far as the record goes, he has now supplanted Iran’s Ali Daei who scored 109 goals between 1993 and 2006.
The Manchester United forward also holds the record as all-time top scorer for Portugal, FIFA World Cup, European Championship as well as the UEFA Champions League.
Ronaldo has also equalled Sergio Ramos’ European record for men’s caps – with his 180th Portugal appearance.
Malaysia’s Soh Chin Ann holds the record for the most international caps (195) between 1969 and 1984.


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