Cristiano Ronaldo has set the world record for most international goals. The Portugal captain reached the mark during his side’s World Cup Group A qualifying match against Ireland.
In The historic moment the Portuguese striker struck a goal to level the scores 1-1 in the 89th minute of the match. Ronaldo added another goal to take his tally to 111 goals in 180 games.
The football star surpassed Iran’s Ali Daei total of 109 goals in international football. Ronaldo has taken 180 matches to get to the tally of 110 goals. Ali Daei had scored 109 goals in 149 appearances for the national side.
“I’m very happy, not only because I beat the record but for the special moments that we had,” Ronaldo said. “Two goals at the end of the game is so tough, but I have to appreciate what the team did. We believed until the end.”
The 36-year-old, who has recently signed with Manchester United, had a rough start to the match as he missed to convert a penalty in the 15th minute. Ireland took the lead in the 45th minute with defender John Egan putting the ball behind the back of the nets. But Irish fans were disheartened as Ronaldo saved the match for his team.