Cristiano Ronaldo has broken the international record for most goals scored in international football following Portugal’s last-minute win over Ireland on Wednesday.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner who just completed his transfer to the premier league giant, Manchester United, broke the record during Portugal vs Ireland match played on Wednesday at the Algarve Stadium (Portugal).
Previously, Ali Daei (Iran) who held the remarkable record between 1993 and 2006 shared the same goal-scoring record of 109 goals with Ronaldo.
With a stunning total of 111 goals against Ireland, Ronaldo broke his own record only minutes before the game ended.
Daei began coaching in 2006 after serving as captain of the Iran national football team. He is currently a football manager, and his most recent team was Saipa, which he oversaw from 2017 to mid-2019.
Between 2003 and 2021, Cristiano Ronaldo tied Daei’s goal total, but the Portuguese striker ultimately surpassed it in the game against Ireland, when he scored for the 111th time..
But this isn’t Ronaldo’s first time lifting such title (or a Guinness World Records certificate!).
The striker also holds the records for most Champions League goals (134), most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season (17), and most goals scored in the football (soccer) UEFA European Championships (including qualification matches) (23).
He’s also the highest-ranked player in FIFA 18, with a rating of 99 percent, 1 percent higher than Lionel Messi and Pelé, who are both rated at 98 percent.