Days after returning to Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has his hands on another record. The former Juventus forward scored twice for his country to become the All-time leading goalscorer in Men’s International football.
Ronaldo had already equalled Daei’s record with two converted penalties in Portugal’s final Euro 2020 group match against France. He could have surpassed the record at the Euros, but his team were eliminated by Belgium in the round of 16.
He had to wait for Portugal’s World Cup qualifying match against The Republic of Ireland on Wednesday. Earlier in the game, Portugal was awarded a penalty but the 36-year-old couldn’t convert from the spot kick as it was saved by 19-year-old Gavin Bazunu.
Portugal struggled to breakdown the Irish backline after conceding late in the first half, and It looked like the Irish team have secured a famous victory, but Ronaldo’s 89-minute header from Guedes cross tied the match and the Manchester United forward would go on to score a second header in the 96th minute to clinch the victory for his Country
The Portuguese international is now the official top scorer in Men’s international football with 111 goals, after surpassing 15 years record of Former Iranian striker Ali Daei.